T-Mobile Announces The T-Mobile G-Slate With Google By LG

Just hours ago T-Mobile teased an image of a traditional pair of 3D glasses. Why did they do such a thing? Because tonight they are officially announcing the T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG that has, you guessed it plenty of 3D capability!

Powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the 8.9″ HD 3D-capable multi-touch display on the G-Slate will include the capability to record 3D and full HD video. Expected to be available sometime this Spring, or March 23rd based on our leaked information, the G-Slate will be T-Mobile’s second 4G Tablet but certainly the first you want to seriously consider.

The G-Slate will be among the first tablets to feature 3D capabilities with built in support for 3D graphics. This will give customers an opportunity to capture and share their very own 3D videos and experience 3D HD content right there on the device with the available 3D glasses.

The rear-facing stereoscopic video recorder with 1080p for HD video capture and a 5 megapixel camera make up the backside of the device. The front of the G-Slate will see a two megapixel camera for video chats with friends and family. The G-Slate will support 720P HD on device video playback along with an HDMI output to show off 1080p content on both 3D and HD displays.

Powered by a dual core 1 GHZ Nvidia Tegra 2 processor the G-Slate is ready to handle anything you can throw at it. Combined with the strength of the T-Mobile 4G network, this baby is ready to take on the world!

Oh, one more thing…the G-Slate also has 32GB’s of onboard memory so you have plenty of storage space for capturing 3D video!

Check out the full press release and details below!

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 AndroidTM 3.0 (Honeycomb)-powered tablet, the T-Mobile® G-SlateTM with GoogleTM 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 NetworkTM 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 TalkTM. 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.

Visit the T-Mobile G-Slate product page to register for updates.

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

Android, Google and Google Talk are trademarks of Google, Inc.

About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the third quarter of 2010, approximately 130 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.8 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world’s most widely-used digital wireless standards. Today, T-Mobile operates America’s largest 4G network, and is delivering a compelling 4G experience across a broad lineup of leading devices in more places than competing 4G services. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.

For more information about T-Mobile’s 4G products, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Looks great..Are their any leaks on the price

  • http://twitter.com/JDean86 Keller

    I’m currently anti 3D and really tablets are useless to me currently….but DAMN!

    • Secano

      Abilty to record in 3D is what just convinced me!

    • Secano

      Abilty to record in 3D is what just convinced me!

    • Secano

      Abilty to record in 3D is what just convinced me!

      • frigadroid

        It is amazing how fast digital cameras have evolved and the drop in price. Now anyone can own a 3d video camera wow. Who will be the first celebrity to have a home 3d video sex scandal, Charlie Sheen, Miley Cyrus, or Paris Hilton.

    • Secano

      Abilty to record in 3D is what just convinced me!

  • mmeyer4663

    Wow! Way to go David!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mmeyer4663

    Wow! Way to go David!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Miguel-Richiez/644312171 Miguel Richiez

    Finally a T-Mobile WIN!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Miguel-Richiez/644312171 Miguel Richiez

    Finally a T-Mobile WIN!!!!

  • mmeyer4663

    Netflix app?

  • mmeyer4663

    Netflix app?

  • http://twitter.com/QDOG8 QDOG8

    glasses, or no glasses????

  • http://twitter.com/QDOG8 QDOG8

    glasses, or no glasses????

    • Anonymous

      From their press release:
      “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.”

      I was hoping for 3D without glasses, but I hear that those screens have horrible viewing angles, so maybe this is for the best. The glasses better be passive like at the theaters and not powered like virtually all 3D TVs with glasses that cost an arm & a leg.

  • http://twitter.com/QDOG8 QDOG8

    glasses, or no glasses????

  • BigMixxx

    THIS is more like it. Don’t really care about 3d….THIS is way more than I would expect from T mobile. We have finally landed….I think it’s great. Just one upped their own product, the day before it is released!

  • BigMixxx

    THIS is more like it. Don’t really care about 3d….THIS is way more than I would expect from T mobile. We have finally landed….I think it’s great. Just one upped their own product, the day before it is released!

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Nice Tmo. Now a price and we’re in the game. Tmo + MWC 2011 will be AWESOME!!!

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Nice Tmo. Now a price and we’re in the game. Tmo + MWC 2011 will be AWESOME!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ASLY6MKMKHP2HSETXPT73RZNPA infantry11b

      because you’re dying for a meego lol

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Nice Tmo. Now a price and we’re in the game. Tmo + MWC 2011 will be AWESOME!!!

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Nice Tmo. Now a price and we’re in the game. Tmo + MWC 2011 will be AWESOME!!!

  • Anonymous

    T Mobile, this is what you should have done two years Ago, Now give us the phone with dock and those who don’t want it may leave.

    This unit rocks!

  • http://twitter.com/Blayze04 Daniel

    What resolution is this at?

  • http://twitter.com/Blayze04 Daniel

    I meant, what resolution is the screen on this device?

    • jcj

      720p HD 1280×1024 is max at 720p

  • http://www.facebook.com/j.contreras2172 Juan Carlos Contreras

    Wow, this is a nice tablet! I think I’ll be buying it with my tax dollars.

  • http://twitter.com/MannyC_ Emanuel Cedeno

    This is way better then that other tablet… Tmo FTW. Now if we could only get some better phones. Right now, im calling it now… Optimus 2x coming to TMo, apart of the G-series running stock android

  • Steve

    sign me up

  • http://twitter.com/mrjlwilliams J. Williams

    This Tablet is sure to please..and I for one, will be getting it.

    As it has been stated by T-Mobile, they are staying true to their word. TMo USA is not going anyway, and they are getting stronger. Even if some just can’t give them props, they are much better than lots of other places. They have a great selection of devices, and it just keeps getting better.

  • hi!

    looks good but too bad tablets are fads. Actually the only thing more ‘fady’ than tablets is 3D so this thing is full of lol.

    But in all honesty….nice device. Now just shrink it ever so slightly, call it a telephone, and bring it out last month!!!

  • Anonymous

    Bought.

  • Benjamin

    *This* is the tablet I’ve been waiting for. Full powerhouse at just the right size – 10.1″ is a little to big for me, and 7″ is a little too small. This should be just perfect. Now to save up, because I know it’s gotta be like $600 at least off contract, and I don’t really want a 2-year contract with it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6JUK2RDOPHCULTIFWTNRVQ4PYQ JonathanW

    I really don’t get the whole idea of wanting 3D. Whats the actual point? Unless I’m between the ages of say 10-18 whats really the point? 3D on movies is more of a distraction/annoyance than enjoyable. The idea is cool, I guess, but is it a selling point?

    • Anonymous

      I agree… 3D seems more “doing it just because it’s possible.”

      I can see maybe someday, if it works really well and can play with excellent results on a 42″ HDTV, in 3D. But on a small display like this, I dunno. Guess I would have to see it and how well it performs.

      But if all it plays is some video games and a few movies then seems a waste of time and money.

      • frigadroid

        I Agree. I loved avatar at the imax theater but hated wearing those glasses for three hours on top of my regular glasses. How well it functions is going to be the key.

      • Vibrant Addict

        There’s 1080p output so you can plug it into your TV. But of course, you would need a 3D TV in order to see said images/video.

        I like the feature as it will cut the need to have a separate camera for 3D, the more features the better IMO.

      • Vibrant Addict

        There’s 1080p output so you can plug it into your TV. But of course, you would need a 3D TV in order to see said images/video.

        I like the feature as it will cut the need to have a separate camera for 3D, the more features the better IMO.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

      ‘Cus it’s fun and u can brag it can do it, lol!

    • Senor Chang

      3D IS a dumb fad… but at the same time, Apple can’t claim to have a 3D tablet, now can they? Just a marketing gimmick really.

      However, as much as I dislike 3D… I do have to say I’m more interested in creating my own 3D content. Watching Avatar or Jackass in 3D is lame… but being able to record your friend busting their ass somewhere and play it back in 3D? That’s just plain fun man.

    • Anonymous

      Its a fad that probly wont go away but become a thing included in most TVs just because. They can keep it as far as im concerned especially if its making this tablet cost anything more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=684265587 Invadr Phlegm

    David. An ever so slight correction for your article.

    The 1GHz version of Tegra 2 does not support 3D capabilities. That honor goes to the 1.2GHz version of the Tegra 2, officially known as Tegra 2 3D. Which according to Nvidia, was expected to ship in products this spring, which coincides with Tmo’s expected release window of the G-Slate. Just thought I’d give you guys the heads up.

    http://www.brightsideofnews.com/Data/2011_1_23/Tegra-2-3D-and-Tegra-3-launches/Nvidia-Tegra-2011-roadmap.jpg

    • Jazzyodle83

      Invader Zim was the greatest show ever to Grace Nickelodeon! On a more relevant note, I indeed am looking forward to this product.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6BZWRJOKVCUIZWHMEWABAUBLHQ gfam

    If it just had regular voice/phone capability, it would have been puuurfect. Oh well, just have to use Google voice then, lol!

  • http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/ evoucher

    Now this I expect from T mobile .This tablet seems pretty cool. I just wish they left the 3D fad out.

  • greentea

    #copped now if only we could get a phone just as fancy, powerful, and sleek.The battery on my G1 is starting to swell. Where is that LG Optimus 2X?

    • http://yobif.com Yobif

      Ya.. If mobile is fancy and attractive GUI… We need more battery consumption.

  • SphericalPuma

    You know, I think they should have used more bezel.
    (Sarcasm)

    • johnnyonthespot

      It’s by design. Since tablets are primarily a two-handed device, you need somewhere to put your hands/fingers that won’t impact using the touchscreen. With phones, you wrap your hand behind the device. Not as easy with a tablet.

    • johnnyonthespot

      It’s by design. Since tablets are primarily a two-handed device, you need somewhere to put your hands/fingers that won’t impact using the touchscreen. With phones, you wrap your hand behind the device. Not as easy with a tablet.

    • johnnyonthespot

      It’s by design. Since tablets are primarily a two-handed device, you need somewhere to put your hands/fingers that won’t impact using the touchscreen. With phones, you wrap your hand behind the device. Not as easy with a tablet.

  • Anonymous

    Everything about this sucker is cool. Now to wait for release date, wait for early adopters to report all bugs, wait for bugs to be addressed by manufacturer/t-mobile THEN I’ll buy one. LOL….that’s a lot of waiting on my part.

    This is a must have though! Nothing like it yet…

    • MIKEEEEE

      wait for the dust to settle.

  • Senor Chang

    Can I have a separate contract just for the tablet? If so, I may consider this.
    if they try to scam me into a contract with my current plan, then it’s not happening.

    • Anonymous

      Tablets aren’t connected to your cell phone contract. If you have a family plan, the tablet will have to be set up on a new acct. If you’re on a single line plan, you can add a tablet to that existing acct…..No contract extension required…Plus you’ll get a $10 discount on the Web Service for the tab since you have cell service.

  • Anonymous

    This will be mine the second it becomes available

  • yyevo

    Keep the useless 3D and drop the price by $100.

  • Anonymous

    Xoom>G-slate

    • Anonymous

      How

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

      it is not, they’re both terrific tablets. Plus I prefer the 8.9″ as the 10.1″ is a little too big and the 7″ galaxy is too small.

  • Vibrant Addict

    I am seriously considering this product. Depending on the price point, it may take my money instead of giving it to Nintendo, as it will take 3D video out of the box compared to 3DS taking it *possibly* with a future update. I hope this is the start of many great LG products on T-Mobile.

    • T-mobileLG

      LG has been pretty awsome to T-mobile so far with devices like the LG Sentio and the optimus T.. now this? Very glad that LG finally produces products for T-mobile! This tablet is going to be one to consider.. big time!

  • Anonymous

    WOW, I want! The LG Optimus 2X would make a perfect companion to this… (hint hint)

  • Anonymous

    playbook or g slate??? i know playbook isnt going to b “released” with tmobile data but man they both seem great. I dont even want to get into what this does for the sex tape wannabe’s out there. lol

  • stang

    What will be the price with contract?

  • http://www.facebook.com/MatthewSki Matthew Kalinowski

    i cant wait for this to come out im so going to get this

  • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

    already getting this, just needs to release.. like NOW.

  • Deceptivesmiles

    Sheesh. Might as well put the money aside now for the ooc price

  • Deceptivesmiles

    Sheesh. Might as well put the money aside now for the ooc price

  • Mrmerk05

    This $%^# right here, This $*&^ right here. Is that killer…. I have to get it.

  • Auser72

    Thinking about what have I can put on ebay to get my money up. This is what I been waiting on.

  • http://twitter.com/tjmerrill TJ Merrill

    I like it! The Xoom, Tab2 or the G-slate, which will it be? I already have a T-Mobile data plan for my Nexus One, so buying another data plan doesn’t sit well with me. Rather get a different carrier for coverage unless I could do voice on it (via bluetooth or wired headset). I’m sure it can eventually be hacked in, but would rather see T-Mobile support voice calling on it natively as an option.

  • Curt

    I would probably get one of these and pony up the extra for the data plan, if our data coverage wasn’t so bad. Waste of money.