T-Mobile LG G-Slate

T-Mobile today officially announced their G-Slate tablet. Made by LG, the tablet comes with TMo HSPA+ for "4G" speeds and Android 3.0 Honeycomb running the whole assembly. We already saw some leaked videos of the device in action and we are awaiting more hard tech specs. Press release after the break. [Android Central live blog, T-Mobile]

T-Mobile G-Slate by LG Is Set to Launch in the Coming Months on America’s Largest 4G Network

Las Vegas, Nev. — Jan. 5, 2011 PST Today at 2011 International CES, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones announced the upcoming Android™ Honeycomb-powered T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™, by LG. Expected to be available in coming months, the G-Slate will be the first 4G tablet from the two companies powered by Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the upcoming version of Google’s Android platform optimized for tablets.

“T-Mobile is proud to add a new milestone in the evolution of the Android platform with our first 4G tablet powered by Android 3.0,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “The T-Mobile G-Slate with Google will build on our rich history of Android innovation and leadership and deliver deep integration with Google services.”

“LG is dedicated to continuing its role as an innovation leader and is thrilled to announce its entry into the tablet marketplace with the G-Slate,” said Jeff Hwang, president of LG Mobile Phones. “Streamlining everyday tasks and enhancing entertainment with blazing fast 4G speed, the T-Mobile G-Slate by LG will deliver the latest in Android technology and provide users with an advanced tablet experience.”

The T-Mobile G-Slate will be among the first 4G tablets to fully benefit from the tablet-optimized Android 3.0 platform, which was designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes and addresses the unique aspects of tablet use cases and form factors. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization. It will also feature the latest Google Mobile innovations including Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D interaction, collection of more than 3 million eBooks and Google Talk™ with video and voice chat.

Additional product details will be disclosed at a later date.


Reader comments

T-Mobile makes LG G-Slate official


Broken record: We want a fast, affordable, quality, 10", Android 3.0, *Wi-Fi-only* tablet!! This is fail!!!

That's like saying "I want a sexy sports car that will do 200mph and get 30mpg, but I only want to pay $15k for it!" If you want a premium product sometimes you have to pay a premium price. I would guess all of these tablets announced will be around $500. If you can't afford it, you could always get one of those POS tablets that are currently on the market.

Im sure the cost could be around 300 if they keep the shitty 3g/4g out of the tablets... most of the people(Tech junks like me) getting a tablet already have a smartphone that can easily tether. I blame wireless providers.

btw 500 price tag will keep ME away from tablets... I can get much better stuff with 500 bones.

I opened a savings account today... not waiting for a wifi only version. This thing looks like everything I have ever wanted in a tablet.