T-Mobile Confirms LG G-Slate To Ship April 20th

Rue Liu - Apr 19, 2011
T-Mobile Confirms LG G-Slate To Ship April 20th

If you like the smaller form factor of the BlackBerry PlayBook but the QNX interface isn’t quite your cup of tea, then you may fancy T-Mobile’s LG G-Slate that will be the second (after the Motorola XOOM) Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet to hit the market and features a 3D camera—if you’re into that kind of thing. T-Mobile confirmed full launch details today that the device will ship nationwide beginning tomorrow, April 20.

As we’ve said before, the G-Slate will have a starting price of $530 after a $100 mail-in rebate with two-year service agreement for current customers. Pricing for new T-Mobile customers starts at $630 with a two-year service agreement. You can also get the 32GB G-Slate sans contract for $750. The unsubsidized pricing is cheaper than the Motorola XOOM but slightly more expensive than the equivalent iPad 2.

Overall, this 8.9-inch dual-core Tegra 2 tablet has been gotten high marks for its specs but gets dinged on its heftier price tag. Make sure to take a look at our full review here. Unlike the Motorola XOOM, the LG G-Slate will come with Flash Player support out of the box. The 3D camera on board will also help to differentiate it, but is likely a contributing factor to its higher unsubsidized price. And it does come with a pair of 3D glasses.

[via Android Community]

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