G-Slate 4G Tablet wants you to read on it

T-Mobile sure isn’t taking long to show off some of the features in their recently unveiled “G-Slate” LG Tablet, putting up some video to show off a little of what its got. Learn how to go through your book library on the device and pick a selection to read with just a few finger presses. Yet to be seen is any mention of a Reader’s Café (from the trio of T-Mobile trademarks we reported on a few weeks ago), and while we don’t have any official word, we could speculate that an unseen storefront from which to purchase books could very well be named the Reader’s Café.

Also, for all you Gmail users out there, T-Mobile has posted a video highlighting the tablet’s Gmail app and how to read messages, archive, view attachments, and link directly to google maps. Videos for the books app and Gmail can be found below.




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  • Hellrazor23k

    soooo glad i didnt get that galaxy s tablet bs cant wait for thissssssssssssssssss whooo hoooo! tmo rocks!!!

  • Anonymous

    Gotta love it! This is good stuff. So far pleasantly surprised with LG/T-Mobile collaboration. This tab is AWESOME!

  • confused

    can anyone explain to me a single use of a tablet?? How is it not just a rich man’s toy? You’re not going to use it to write anything (e-mail, etc), and it doesn’t really do anything your phone can’t do. I can’t wait for this tab fad to be over so these companies can put their time and effort back into the future (ie phones)

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGQMRQOQYPZHFOGRIZ53F646KU Not ice_fusion.

      Tablet: A laptop with a virtual keyboard and no DVD drive?

      There is at least one university out there handing out free tablets (iPad I think) to all of their students to download their textbooks and for note taking as well. Not to mention easy group collaboration, use for presentations or connection to a projector, studying, etc etc. Cheaper than laptops and pretty portable. As for the writing.. there are apps that accept styles input for notes, and the on-screen keyboard (as long as it’s nice and responsive, like capacitive touch) can be used quite nicely.

    • killthetablets

      i agree 100%. tablets r for those who are too dumb to operate and maintain a PC….. very much like Macs

    • Smylax

      I have a good friend who uses it for work, its really changed the way he does his job. He is a consultant for businesses trying to make their businesses “green” and he travels all over the country. His meetings usually consist of a small group of people, and he has started doing all his presentations on his iPad and its been a huge success. Now are all of apple’s reported 14 million used for work? Hell no, I bet only a few thousand are being used for work, the rest are just toys. That being said, if you have the disposable income, more power to you. I for one will probably pick up the G-Slate if its not outrageously expensive. And it will be as a toy mostly. Its not to replace a PC/laptop as killthetablets is implying, its because I plan on using it as an e-reader and web browser while hanging around the house. I use my Vibrant as an e-reader right now, and it works great, but the bigger screen will benefit me greatly. Plus, I do play a lot of games, and I think tablets will revolutionize the way we game.

    • Hate, Y U No Love?

      I’ve toyed with the idea of downgrading to a dumbphone while carrying a tablet. That’s one possibility.

      I would be more attracted to tablets if they were more like the Courier concept… I WANT to be able to hand write notes and then organize and store them. Simply giving me the same experience I get on my phone only on a bigger screen seems redundant to me as well.

      I am also not going to pay for 2 data plans. If carriers started offering lower-cost data packages for people with multiple devices, I would also be more attracted. Yeah, I could get the wi-fi version of these tablets… but then it goes back to how useful it would be since I have a smartphone anyway.

      I do understand how it would be nicer, due to screen sizes, etc… and to also to be able to use a ‘smartphone-like’ device without getting interrupted by the whole ‘phone’ part… but it definitely an in-between luxury device, and not a solid replacement for PCs or smartphones. maybe for people who don’t have laptops but have a PC, it would make more sense.

  • Mtnman

    Tablets are becoming the norm now. I can foresee them replacing the laptop in the future. They are used by everyone from collage professors to law enforcement. Look how far we’ve come with making memory larger and putting it onto small SD cards? Although I’d really love to see a SD card that was at least a TB. Now that would be sweet. lol

  • Mtnman

    Tablets are becoming the norm now. I can foresee them replacing the laptop in the future. They are used by everyone from collage professors to law enforcement. Look how far we’ve come with making memory larger and putting it onto small SD cards? Although I’d really love to see a SD card that was at least a TB. Now that would be sweet. lol

  • http://twitter.com/dethduck dethduck

    So…
    Why are there no pictures of the tablet itself yet?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VGQMRQOQYPZHFOGRIZ53F646KU Not ice_fusion.

      Will probably be shown off at T-Mobile’s press conference tomorrow morning

  • killthetablets

    tablets seem pointless to me. I already have a smartphone which does everything a tablet does and is way more portable. In addition to that, I also have my laptop which is 15x better and faster than any tablet on the market….. so why exactly should I buy a tablet? They seems useless and obsolete already. If Apple never released that stupid ipad piece of crap, there never would have been “tablet wars”. Tablets suck