LG G-Slate Drops to $399 at T-Mobile

Since it’s launch, the T-Mobile G-Slate by LG has fallen out of the limelight as other Honeycomb devices have taken center stage, but the carrier is hoping to put some pep in the 8.9-inch tablets step by offering up a price drop. The G-Slate (known as the Optimus Pad elsewhere) is priced at a reasonable $399.99 on a two-year contract. You will need to wait out a $200 mail-in rebate to secure that pricing, but it is still a deal to consider if you don’t mind being locked into a carrier contract and monthly service fees. You might be better in the long run picking up an off-contract tablet at a slightly higher price (hint: Galaxy Tab 10.1), but if cellular service is a must this is a pretty stellar price for such a capable tablet.

[via CellPhoneSignal]

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  • B2L

    $399 on a two year contract. Sorry, but no thanks that doesn’t seem very reasonable to me.

  • http://profiles.google.com/eckoinlasvegas Steven Skwarkowski

    Try $400 off contract. Cell phones carriers are simply amazing at there horrible pricing structures. too little, too late

    • B2L

      That’s exactly what i was thinking, if it was that low i would buy one right away.

  • mikewong27

    with $400 you might as well get a 16 GB Asus Eee pad transformer without the two year contract!!!  Transformer is much better than the G-slate

    • Samsung Fanboy

      I got my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 today. although its $100 more than the G-Slate, I’ll save many times that amount because Im not locked into any contracts.

      As for the Eee Pad, I have yet to see one out in the wild. I have looked for this thing in stores for almost a month now. got tired of waiting so now I have the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (but no USB, HDMI or SD)

      • Chimphappyhour

        The reason you haven’t seen one in the wild is due to some sort of limited production. Those of us who have them have had to buy the online and very quickly. They’d show up in stock and be gone literally in minutes. Looks like that might be taken care of now. So maybe they’ll start trickling into stores now.

      • HalfwayCrook

        Lack of USB is a major disappointment. I tried hooking up my ps3 controller to a transformer and it worked flawlessly. Insta boner

  • atari37

    $400? What was it before? That’s insane.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V6HQAPOJ4NATCV7M5CEMVBF4PM Dai Kun

      Seriously right? 

  • MarcusDW

    It was Fail from jump anyway. This was a matter of time but damn not even two months in lol

  • gad

    Do this carriers think we are fools? They just slap a hefty price on them devices and expect us rushing like ifans to buy them………………they are living in cookoo land.

  • JodyS

    Agree with everyone here…$400 off contract is reasonable! When are they gonna learn that not everyone (hardly anyone) wants a another ripoff data plan!!! To bad for LG because I liked it…except for the 3D, the 3G(or4G) & the price that goes with those.. Guess I will wait and see if the Samsung 8.9 looks good. Hopefully they fix their glass issues..

  • Davis

    Do we know how much the device cost to design and manufacture? Just curious

  • Guest

    The carriers can lick my taint….Asus or Toshiba for me.

  • url2011

    I’m not sure about this one but a $400 dollars for a 32g, 4G tablet that haven’t had all the quality control issues as the Acer Tablet and Asus tablets may be a great deal. Especially since they saving $10 off the data plan for the Father’s day promotion. Which means its like $20 a month? I’m going have to buy this tablet its the best deal you could possibly get. I use my tablet alot out of my house, and just having a WI-FI tablet doesn’t cut it sometimes

  • Xelasfx

    simple mobile is giving one away free @ http://www.facebook.com/simplemobile