T-Mobile G-Slate Official: Android 3.0 Tablet With 3D Playback And Recording


We first saw the LG G-Slate at CES but hands-on demos were elusive. In the past week we’ve seen it get sneaked on YouTube and dated in rumors. Now, with Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb Event being held within about 12 hours, it seems the timing was perfect for LG and T-Mobile to remind us of the T-Mobile G-Slate with a few more official details. I think I know at least ONE thing that will be on display tomorrow. Ahem Ahem.

A few highlights:

  • Android 3.0
  • 3D Playback and Recording (video)
  • 4G connectivity
  • 8.9-inch screen
  • 1080p video
  • 5MP rear camera
  • Front-facing camera
  • Tegra 2 Dual Core Processor

It doesn’t seem they’ve announced pricing or details but you can visit this page to sign up for updates. And now for the full press release:

T-Mobile and LG Mobile Phones Unveil the T-Mobile G-Slate With Google, Delivering a Premium Mobile HD Entertainment Experience on a Tablet
The 4G Android 3.0 Tablet Enables 3D and HD Capture, Viewing and Sharing

BELLEVUE, Wash., and SAN DIEGO — Feb. 2, 2011 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones today unveiled their Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb)-powered tablet, the T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™ by LG. With a brilliant, high-definition (HD) 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.

Expected to be available this spring, G-Slate is built for speed on America’s Largest 4G Network™ and is the first tablet in T-Mobile’s pioneering G-series of devices, which began with the world’s first Android-powered smartphone just over two years ago. The first 4G tablet from T-Mobile and LG, the G-Slate is powered by Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the latest version of Google’s Android platform, which is optimized for tablets. In addition, the G-Slate will be among the first tablets to feature 3D capabilities including built-in support for 3D graphics, enabling consumers to capture and share their own 3D videos and experience 3D HD content right on the device with the aid of 3D glasses.

“The G-Slate represents the next chapter in T-Mobile’s rich history of Android innovation,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, marketing, T-Mobile USA. “Tablets enable users to take with them the rich Web and entertainment experiences they have at home, and this will radically shift the way people interact with and consume content while mobile. The G-Slate delivers a powerful combination of premium mobile HD entertainment and T-Mobile’s lightning-fast 4G mobile broadband network.”

“We are excited to introduce the T-Mobile G-Slate by LG, which offers consumers an engaging new way to communicate, entertain and stay connected,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile Phones. “Bringing consumers the latest in revolutionary HD tablet technology and an Android platform perfectly optimized for tablet use, G-Slate provides a unique multimedia experience.”

The sleek, lightweight G-Slate can easily be held upright in one hand for reading an eBook or magazine, watching streaming TV or browsing the Web while on the go. Featuring a rear-facing stereoscopic video recorder with 1080p for HD video capture and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, the G-Slate makes it easy to capture moments on video or with a photo. With the front-facing camera, customers can video chat with friends and family over T-Mobile’s network or Wi-Fi with Google Talk™. The G-Slate also supports 720p HD on-device video playback and HDMI output to show 1080p content on 3-D and HD displays. With a NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor with dual-core CPU and full Adobe® Flash® Player support, the G-Slate enables quick and seamless browsing of rich Web content, multitasking and gaming. The G-Slate will also provide a superior entertainment experience when streaming live TV or downloading music and videos with lightning-fast speed over T-Mobile’s 4G network.

In addition, the G-Slate includes 32 GB of internal memory and features a built-in gyroscope, accelerometer and adaptive lighting for the latest applications and the ultimate gaming experience.

T-Mobile’s 4G network, America’s largest 4G network, has expanded into more than 100 major metropolitan areas, reaching more than 200 million people nationwide. Beginning today, T-Mobile’s network is also delivering 4G speeds to Albany, Augusta, Columbus and Macon, Ga., and Chattanooga, Tenn., in the South region as well as in Champaign, Ill.; Lansing, Mich.; and Rochester, Minn., in the Midwest. In addition to the expanding its 4G footprint, T-Mobile has aggressive plans to double the speed of its 4G network in 2011. T-Mobile expects that 140 million Americans in 25 major metropolitan areas will have access to these increased 4G speeds by midyear.

I’m pretty amazed and excited. Tomorrow is going to be one heck of a day. Head over to our G-Slate Forums to start up the chitter chatter! Do you think Google will be showing off the G-Slate tomorrow given the timing of this release?

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Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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  1. I really wish the device were a full 10″. I have an iPad now, and the screen size is absolutely perfect for typing. Maybe the loss of an inch won’t mean much. This may just be my next tablet, but I want to see the glasses that are required for the 3D (their facebook said it needs glasses) and how much they’ll cost. On T-Mobile’s Facebook page, they made a big emphasis that it can play 3D, but they didn’t say that it can record 3D, which I thought was weird since they emphasized everything else.

  2. I can record on 3D! Hence 2 rear cameras.

  3. You can’t put 10″ in the pocket :) and who cares about typing nowdays?
    since 2.1 I use voice recognition 90% of the time in 3 languages.

  4. Less than 9 inches, and 3D crap? I already have a Galaxy Tab. Looks like I’m going to have to get the Xoom. I wanted a 12 inch tablet.

  5. it looks pertty darn sexxxy to me… mm hmm

  6. about 9 inches sounds really good too me. I’ve used iPad’s and they are just too damned big. Watch someone using one compared to someone using a Kindle… the Kindle user is *much* more relaxed, one handing the device. iPads always look unweildy and cumbersome.

  7. I used the Tab and thought it was a little too small. I own an Ipad and thought it was a little too big. This will be a great combination. I am looking forward for this. I hope T-mobile also brings out the Optimus 3D. I would give up my Mytouch 4g for that.

  8. That does look pretty sexy tbh.

  9. do u need glasses to see the 3d

  10. Well the main thing google will be showing off is obviously going to be the Xoom. They may show the g slate as a side note.

  11. If it had glasses free 3d, it would of been the one to beat. If LG can make glasses free 3d for there handsets, why not there tablets?

  12. Ive been playing with the iPad recently. Its a pretty nice piece of hardware. Im waiting to see who can come closest to an “iPad killer”. This LG does look promising

  13. Looks great. Specs sound great! Had a Dell Streak 5inch with ATT and had every issue under the sun happen t it. went through 5 of ’em and then cancelled the deal. Think this would be great to upgrade to, if the rumors are true that you can use it as a phone too. Got told it would be by a Tmobile rep, is it true?

  14. I see a ton of potential there but they really need to get the 4G support rolled out to have a chance at taking any real market share from Apple.

  15. How does it work with 3D?

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