Following a number of overnight announcements from buzzing carrier T-Mobile, pricing has been confirmed for two anticipated devices set to launch this spring. First up, the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G will cost $99.99 after rebate on a new two-year contract. Built by Samsung, the new Sidekick will feature Android 2.2, a slide-out QWERTY keypad, a 3.5-inch TFT display, a 1GHz processor, a 3-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. Also priced was T-Mobile’s upcoming G-Slate by LG. The tablet will run $529.99 after rebate with a two-year contract for data service, and specs include an 8.9-inch HD display capable of 3D playback, a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system. Both devices will be available this spring, though specific release dates have not yet been revealed.
According to blog TmoNews, T-Mobile will release the G-Slate tablet and G2X smartphone next month on April 20th. The blog notes that the two LG devices should be given firm release date on the nation’s fourth largest provider next week at the CTIA Wireless conference in Orlando, FL. The LG G2X will be a T-Mobile branded Optimus 2X and the G-Slate is the Honeycomb device we saw announced at CES back in January. We know the G-Slate will be sporting an HSPA+, 4G radio, but details on the G2X are still unknown.
A brief, 120-second video has surfaced on YouTube that provides a quick overview of the LG G-Slate from T-Mobile. The tablet showcases its dual-camera setup and external connections along with its 3D and multitouch capabilities. The HSPA+ device will be available from T-Mo “this spring.” In the meantime, hit the jump… the video is waiting for you. More →
In lock-step with the company’s Samsung Galaxy S 4G announcement, T-Mobile also issued a press release to provide us with a few more details about the HSPA+, LG G-Slate tablet; the same tablet announced just under one month ago at CES. The device will be available “this spring” and will have some pretty serious multimedia capabilities. As the press release reads: “With a brilliant, high-definition 8.9-inch, 3D-capable multi-touch display, the T-Mobile G-Slate delivers a groundbreaking mobile entertainment experience, including the ability to record 3D and full HD video. The G-Slate also supports 720p HD on-device video playback and HDMI output to show 1080p content on 3-D and HD displays.” All this is made possible by the dual-core, NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 32GB of internal storage, and Google’s Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system. We have to admit: this tablet looks to be a formidable opponent for the Motorola XOOM. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →
With over 100 new tablets announced at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, the current crop of tablets on the market has already begun to lose its shine. According to a purported leaked slide, T-Mobile plans to drop another $50 from its Galaxy Tab pricing as of Wednesday, January 26th. The new price will require a 2-year contract and includes a $50 mail-in rebate. The move is likely an effort to clear shelves ahead of new releases, such as the upcoming LG G-Slate. Announced at CES, the G-Slate’s specs are not yet available, though the device will feature the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system and HSPA+ connectivity. Despite its impressive sales pace in 2010, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab will be sorely outclassed by next-generation Android tablets that feature Google’s new tablet-friendly UI, dual-core processors and beefed up specs. More →
According to supposed internal T-Mobile documents, details surrounding the release of three upcoming devices may have just been revealed. The information, while unconfirmed, lines up well with previous rumors in several instances. First up, the Dell Streak 7 will supposedly launch on February 2nd for $299.99 with a two-year contract. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, the Dell Streak 7 features Android 2.2, a 7-inch WVGA display and a dual-core Tegra 2 processor. Next, the document states that the Samsung Galaxy 4G smartphone will launch on February 23rd, featuring Android 2.2, a Super-AMOLED display and “4G” HSPA+ connectivity. Finally, the 4G-enabled, Honeycomb-packing LG G-Slate is said to be launching on March 23rd. Hit the break for an additional slide. More →
T-Mobile subscribers waiting to get their first taste of honey may be pleased to learn that T-Mobile’s Android 3.0 tablet was recently approved by the FCC. Built by LG, the Honeycomb-powered G-Slate was announced at CES amid a flurry of Android offerings. Set to be unleashed on the U.S. some time in the next few months, all we know so far about T-Mobile’s tablet is that it will include “4G” HSPA+ connectivity, it will run Android 3.0 and — thanks to the FCC — we now know it bears the model number V900. The rest, unfortunately, is still a mystery. But don’t despair, T-Moblers… you can always enjoy this handful of videos showing off the G-Slate and its Honeycomb UI while we all wait impatiently for a firm release date. More →
Courtesy of T-Mobile and its newly announced G-Slate tablet by LG, several videos showing off Google’s new tablet-only OS have surfaced. Honeycomb will power the next generation of Android tablets, and it appears to offer some huge benefits over previous versions of the OS, which were designed with smartphones in mind. We really like what we’ve seen from Honeycomb so far, and we can’t wait to see more on the show floor. In the meantime, hit the jump for a handful of great videos that really give us a taste of what’s in store from Android 3.0 Honeycomb. More →