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Online reseller prices LG G-Slate at $699 for 4G model

Online reseller MobileCity has put up a placeholder page for the T-Mobile bound LG G-Slate, with a price tag of $699 for the 4G version.  That's far less than the rumored $1200 that was floating around after Mobile World Congress, and $100 less than the Motorola Xoom.  When you're shelling out that kind of money, $100 isn't the most important factor in the decision making process, but everyone expected the G-Slate to be more expensive because of all the 3D magic it has going on.

Now we're not saying that the price is correct, but it should be in the ballpark.  Now let us all breathe a collective sigh of relief and hope that the $699 number holds.  [Mobilecity via Android Central forums]

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • Yea. I've heard that Apple is announcing something on Wednesday. If the iPad 2 comes in under that $699 price point, do you think anyone will be standing in line to buy G Slates? I doubt it. There were no long lines to buy the Xoom either, but we'll wait and see what happens.
  • Everytime I hear the term ipad I think feminine hygiene. This has been even before I knew it was an some product
  • *Agreed* Despite the fact that these Android powered tablets are vastly superior to the iPad (original), the price is way too high to compete. The average shopper, doesnt fully comprehend technical factors, and go for the best price.
  • Unless Apple is going to announce the iPad 2 will support Flash, then what Apple does will have no affect on the Android tablet market. Nearly everyone I talk to who has an iPad complains that it's frustrating to browse the web on because it doesn't have Flash. Tablets running Android honeycomb will change that. Sure, there will be millions of sheep who get an iPad 2 before researching the issue. But knowledgable consumers will most likely choose an Android tablet. I think between $500-$600 for the WiFi-only model of the G-Slate can now be expected. I can't see it being much cheaper than that. Otherwise, tablets will be pushing down on smartphone prices. An HTC G2 costs $499.99 MSRP. I paid $529.00 for the Nexus One. It would be ludicrous to sell a 3.7 inch smartphone for the same price as a 8.9 inch tablet.
  • Is this the Optimus Pad?
  • Yes.
  • If we ever see the wifi only versions of any of the android tablets. Not sure why they do not release them when they release the 3g versions. Some of of us have the mobile hot spot on our android phones and have no need for a second data service on a second device. I want a wifi only device soon.
  • That business model does seem incredibly backwards. It's almost like they don't even want to sell these things. When you make Apple look like the bargain king, something isn't right.
  • Give me a tab that has Bluetooth headset support and I won't need a smartphone.
  • Here's the deal. If apple drops its top end model below the Xoom or the Gslate they will both adjust their price. They want volume, and if both are priced over ipad it wont happen. Personally I really like my Xoom, will love it when it has the things it is currently missing. And that will be soon. No buyers remorse whatsoever. Now I can't wait to see what they do with GTV.
  • I still see no use for this market. My EVO does everything I need it to when out and about. At home I have my desk computer and a laptop that fills the "bigger screen" void. Just me, but I think so called tablets arent needed at all. Its purely a niche market that has no real value for anything more serious than web browsing and games. For the price these things go for, Ill just get a badass new laptop when needed. You all have fun with your toy.....which lets face it, thats really all it is IMHO. :) Here's my case in point..... Edit again----
    I find at home, the greatest "new thing" is Google TV. It's only going to get bigger.....wayyyyyyyyyy bigger as Google irons out all the details with the networks. VERY convenient for the lazies out there who just wanna GOOGLE something, watch Youtube, look up tv shows, listen to Pandora, watch Netflix, etc, etc, etc. I LOVE Google TV and can't wait to see what this year brings to it. Oh yeah, and it's a WHOLE let less than any ipad, stink pad, dumb pad or any other pad out there........
  • Knock knock.... hello manufacturers/vendors.... we want reasonably priced, full-powered, 3.0, WiFi-only tablets... Anybody listening??
  • I am pretty certain the pipeline is chock-full of them.