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T-Mobile and LG announce G-Slate tablet; HSPA+, Android 3.0

January 5th, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Hot on the heels of Motorola’s XOOM announcement, T-Mobile and LG have let go a tablet announcement of their own. The two companies issued a joint press release introducing the G-Slate with Google; a tablet of an undisclosed screen size running Android 3.0. The press release links to a very familiar video and is pretty light on specifics. From what we can gather, the device will have an HSPA+ radio (making it 4G according to T-Mobile’s standards) and will be available in the “coming months.” That’s pretty much all we’re given except for the closing line: “additional product details will be disclosed at a later date.” Regardless, the video and press release are waiting for you after the bounce. Let us know what you think.

UPDATE: T-Mobile has added a second video demoing GTalk video chat on the G-Slate, it’s below as well.

T-Mobile and LG Mobile Phones Announce Their First 4G Android 3.0 Powered Tablet – T-Mobile G-Slate With Google

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

2011 International CES
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network not available everywhere. See coverage details at T-Mobile.com.




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