Is A T-Mobile Tablet Right For You? Liz Breaks It Down.

Have you been thinking about purchasing a T-Mobile based tablet lately? T-Mobile just posted a video from Liz, Senior Product Manager for Tablets from T-Mobile who is going to show you all the fun and productive reasons for owning a tablet, including Angry Birds and the lack of power cords. Check it out.

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  • Anonymous

    My main issue against a tablet is mentioned in the video but not resolved: I have to carry it in some kind of case.  I don’t carry a purse, so “it fits in my purse” doesn’t help me.  A smaller tablet will fit in a coat pocket, so that works for cold months of the year…but what about the rest of the time?
    As of now, tablets are really just huge-screen smartphones — smartphones that lack the portability of a regular-sized smartphone.
    If/when I start carrying a purse/bag all the time I might find a place in my kit for a tablet, but until then, “Is a tablet right for me?” No.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      I have a vest that is well designed with many different size pockets, for all my gadgets, wallet and stuff.
      Or, just carry a small/tiny messenger bag.

      Not that I have a tablet now, but who knows. I might get one at the right price and such.

  • alt-mobile

    Let’s call a tablet what it really is: it’s just another technical toy for us to play with.  Most of us have a smartphone or a laptop and both are more than sufficient for our web browsing, gaming, and video streaming/music needs.  Most people who purchase these tablets (at least the ones that I know) just bought it because it was “cool” to have one and they wanted another toy to play with.
    Best example if a friend of mine who bought the iPad.  His way of convincing me to buy one was, and I quote, “dude, I wake up in the morning and instead of grabbing my laptop and placing it on my lap, I grab my iPad and read the news or watch some videos.”  To which I responded “so wait, you’d rather hold an iPad and watch a movie than let your laptop sit on your lap and watch a movie on a bigger screen?” To which he responded, emphatically, “but dude the iPad is SO cool” haha…smh

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, the cool factor is inescapable — kinda futuristic.  If I didn’t care about the money I’d buy one and not worry about whether it has any practical value to me.
      But, cool as it may seem, it’s still not like they’ve shrunk a laptop — or even a netbook — into a tablet…it’s not THAT futuristic, not yet anyway.
      So it’s less-powerful than a laptop, with a smaller screen, and yet is too big to carry in my pants pocket, or even in a belt-holster.  AND I still like, want, kinda-need a hardware keyboard.

    • http://ashn.myopenid.com/ Ash

      Dude, you can never have too many gadgets/toys to play with. NEVER! lol.

      Just not for the reason you friend have….you are right…smh.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a phone guy. The main reason I got a tablet is bc phones are getting redundant. Sure they’re getting more powerful, but how much difference is there between a mt4g and a sensation? The sensation and all these other new dual core phones are nice, but there’s not much difference between them and 1ghz single core phones like the nexusone. Tablets however bring a new os, more storage, and bigger screens more suitable for media and gaming.

    • Anonymous

      I’m a phone guy. The main reason I got a tablet is bc phones are getting redundant. Sure they’re getting more powerful, but how much difference is there between a mt4g and a sensation? The sensation and all these other new dual core phones are nice, but there’s not much difference between them and 1ghz single core phones like the nexusone. Tablets however bring a new os, more storage, and bigger screens more suitable for media and gaming.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    yeah most people will spend $300 to $400 on a tablet and that $699+tax tag is too much to swallow

    • Anonymous

      Yeah…costs as much as a lower-end laptop.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah…costs as much as a lower-end laptop.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah…costs as much as a lower-end laptop.

  • canttouchthis31

    Tmobile is the best carrier ever!

    • Mopar6464

      “T-Mobile Was the best carriers ever’”

      Here ya go , Fixed that for you .

    • Mopar6464

      “T-Mobile Was the best carriers ever’”

      Here ya go , Fixed that for you .

  • csr2

    I wonder how come tmonews hasnt posted anything about the new plans were launching on the the 24th of july. The training was today we werent allowd to bring our phones at all.One of the new plans will be 49.00 for unl min and all pooling plans will be 5.00 cheaper and required data will be a thing of the past all sms will be 5.00 per line ,data will be going down too 200mb 5.00 2gb 10.00 5gb 25.00 and 10gb 55.00, but with these new “Value plans” no phone discounts at all just the new 21month eip, every customer will have the same 300 eip avail per subscriber now if the phone is cost above the 300 threshhold (like sensation 550.00) than customers will have to pay the difference with credit card. So basically we are launching new plans with no phone discounts like even more plus but the difference is it will require a contract, yes I said full cost phone with contract. Boy this is going to be bad and being in the loyalty department I am sure going to hear it

  • csr2

    I wonder how come tmonews hasnt posted anything about the new plans were launching on the the 24th of july. The training was today we werent allowd to bring our phones at all.One of the new plans will be 49.00 for unl min and all pooling plans will be 5.00 cheaper and required data will be a thing of the past all sms will be 5.00 per line ,data will be going down too 200mb 5.00 2gb 10.00 5gb 25.00 and 10gb 55.00, but with these new “Value plans” no phone discounts at all just the new 21month eip, every customer will have the same 300 eip avail per subscriber now if the phone is cost above the 300 threshhold (like sensation 550.00) than customers will have to pay the difference with credit card. So basically we are launching new plans with no phone discounts like even more plus but the difference is it will require a contract, yes I said full cost phone with contract. Boy this is going to be bad and being in the loyalty department I am sure going to hear it

    • Csr2

      The 49 unl plan includes sms

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I have the plans, you’ll see them up today!

    • http://tmonews.com David

      I have the plans, you’ll see them up today!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why to this day we still hear “I just don’t see the need for a tablet”.  What’s the need to go see a movie and pay $30 on a friday when you can wait for redbox and pay a $buck?  There is no need.  I bought a laptop this time last year and then an out right Vibrant a couople months later.  My laptop is a 15 inch heavy Toshiba Satellite and I do not enjoy lugging it ANYWHERE in my house but it performs like a champ and has all the bells and whistles (pretty much) except for a touch screen.

    Since I had $400 laying around and like gadgets like 99% of the people in this blog,  I bought myself a light weight ultra portable 32GB Wifi iPad from Verizon(they were a steal in February) . It does the vast majority of the tasks that I need from my laptop and everything I need my phone to do but on a much more convenient screen.

    Like dude from Shark Tank says, It all comes down to money.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed pimpstrong. I think laptops are being the new desktop. Laptops are portable, but they’re not ultra portable. I can walk around my house using my galaxy tab…..bit of a chore with a full blown laptop.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed pimpstrong. I think laptops are being the new desktop. Laptops are portable, but they’re not ultra portable. I can walk around my house using my galaxy tab…..bit of a chore with a full blown laptop.

    • KC

      you use words like “heavy” and “lugging”……really….you sound like a healthy man and intellgent person. you dont need to justify wanting your “toys”, assuming you have the money. but you’re talking like a 110lb weakling who has to “lug” around his “heavy” laptop (weighing all of…4-5lbs) like its a desk-top or something. enjoy your cute little tablet, but lugging and heavy when describing a laptop…come on! thats like describing a car that gets 35-40 MPG to a prius, and calling it a gas guzzler!
      BTW, i have 6 year old 4.5 lb acer laptop that still does it all, perhaps when it “goes”, maybe i’ll look into a 16oz tablet, my arms could use the rest!
      its just my 2cents, pimpstrong ( btw, i usually enjoy reading your takes!)

      • Anonymous

        My man I appreciate the end there and I might even have ran into you on the KC streets before.  I BS you not when I describe my laptop.  I’m a lil disappointed that you take my descriptions of it being heavy 100% literally though because it’s not like I couldn’t frisbee that mug 20 feet if I wanted to.  If you hold a 6 pound laptop as I do in one hand and then a 1.6 pound iPad in the other then by comparison the laptop is heavy

        “The bad: Bulkier and heavier than other 15.6-inch laptops”-Cnet

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          I want a Tablet, but a wifi-only one like you. BUT…. I’m cheap. I’m gonna get the Archos 80 G9 
          W/:
          • ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5 GHz
          • 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
          • HDD memory: 250 GB*
          • 8”: 1024 x 768
          • Android (3.1 Honeycomb)
          • Music playback time7: up to 36 hrs
          • Video playback time7: up to 7 hrs
          Webcam• 720p front camera with 720p encoding

          for $280 in September. I kinda wanna get the 10″ one because I feel like if I’m spending more, I’ll get better, but 10″ is too much for me, & I like the medium of between 7″ – 10″. Kinda skeptical of it in general because of the price & their last tablet, & I seen videos of it & it’s pretty good. Don’t need nothing super extravagant.

        • http://cosmicbreeze.tumblr.com/ DtheArtist

          I want a Tablet, but a wifi-only one like you. BUT…. I’m cheap. I’m gonna get the Archos 80 G9 
          W/:
          • ARM dual-core CORTEX A9 OMAP4 1.5 GHz
          • 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
          • HDD memory: 250 GB*
          • 8”: 1024 x 768
          • Android (3.1 Honeycomb)
          • Music playback time7: up to 36 hrs
          • Video playback time7: up to 7 hrs
          Webcam• 720p front camera with 720p encoding

          for $280 in September. I kinda wanna get the 10″ one because I feel like if I’m spending more, I’ll get better, but 10″ is too much for me, & I like the medium of between 7″ – 10″. Kinda skeptical of it in general because of the price & their last tablet, & I seen videos of it & it’s pretty good. Don’t need nothing super extravagant.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah if I was going for a budget(sub $399) tablet then an Archos would be what I would go for as well.  With specs like that and no garbage UI it’s a holiday hit!

      • Anonymous

        And because I like numbers:  Your analogy about the Prius shows that the Prius is 25% more fuel efficient than that car where as my iPad is 75% lighter than my laptop.  The weight difference is a lot more significant than that mileage.

      • Anonymous

        And because I like numbers:  Your analogy about the Prius shows that the Prius is 25% more fuel efficient than that car where as my iPad is 75% lighter than my laptop.  The weight difference is a lot more significant than that mileage.

        • KC

          whoa, take it easy…..keep the pocket protector in check! its all good. but in terms of money spent on gas……i’ll take the 25% better fuel economy!

      • renter

        You sound jealous.
        Get a real laptop and stop hating.

      • renter

        You sound jealous.
        Get a real laptop and stop hating.

        • KC

          you mean get a name brand laptop, like you. mine still does all that i need it to. period.  and i am not hating, i am commenting the adjectives that “pimp” used to describe a laptop, no more no less.

        • KC

          you mean get a name brand laptop, like you. mine still does all that i need it to. period.  and i am not hating, i am commenting the adjectives that “pimp” used to describe a laptop, no more no less.

    • Auser72

      !00% agree with you Pimpstrong  The fact is we dont NEED the majority of the gadgets we own, we have them because we love gadgets. After playing with an Ipad at an eelectronics store I was sold, Perfect device for me and probably most people. Laptops are great but most people just need a computer for multimedia and social networking nowadays, and the tablet is the perfect device for that.

      • Anonymous

        Right, its almost like the only thing you need a laptop for anymore is a CD/DVD drive.  

      • Anonymous

        Right, its almost like the only thing you need a laptop for anymore is a CD/DVD drive.  

        • Anonymous

          If a tablet can replace your laptop then you don’t really have need for a computer at all.
          If all you use it for is web browsing and multi-media and other minor stuff, then no, you don’t need a computer.
          Lightroom and Photomatix and Panorama Factory and Photoshop CS5 don’t run on Android or iOS devices.
          But on the other hand, it’s great for the economy for people to spend money on silly things — keep it up!  My stock portfolio will thank you!

        • Anonymous

          “Its almost like”.  Everyone knows there are things you can do on a cpu that you still can’t do on a tablet.

        • Anonymous

          “Its almost like”.  Everyone knows there are things you can do on a cpu that you still can’t do on a tablet.

        • Anonymous

          “Its almost like”.  Everyone knows there are things you can do on a cpu that you still can’t do on a tablet.

        • Anonymous

          “Its almost like”.  Everyone knows there are things you can do on a cpu that you still can’t do on a tablet.

        • Anonymous

          “Its almost like”.  Everyone knows there are things you can do on a cpu that you still can’t do on a tablet.

    • Chatter

      Pimp, you are like most tablet consumers who like the ease of the web/fun/work at their fingertips. People who call them toys unfortunately have limited imaginations. Ex: my doctors office is experimenting with using iPads to show human anatomy and which bone you may have fractured. (again, just an example). The bone can be shown from different angles and what else you may have injured around that bone.

      This is a far superior way of doing things versus the old b/w xrays that most of us could not figure out. People who call tablets toys are the same ones that saw no need for cars since there were no paved roads. Horses were all you needed!

      • Anonymous

        LOL

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HK7ALWU4PMZC7SUZ4NZLXDT6R4 Chad

      I vote Pimp for Senior Product Manager for Tablets at T-Mobile lol. and my first tablet will prob be that new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v, everything it offers fits in my needs/wants. Hopefully it’ll join T-Mo’s lineup or i’ll just buy the wi-fi version. I am also somewhat inclined to wait and see if this “Google Nexus Tablet” comes true…

    • Anonymous

      You know I forgot all about a Nexus Tablet until I saw this article yesterday.  My guess is that they won’t put out a Honeycomb tablet because ICS is right around the corner and maybe then we will see one for Christmas :-)

    • Anonymous

      You know I forgot all about a Nexus Tablet until I saw this article yesterday.  My guess is that they won’t put out a Honeycomb tablet because ICS is right around the corner and maybe then we will see one for Christmas :-)

    • Anonymous

      You know I forgot all about a Nexus Tablet until I saw this article yesterday.  My guess is that they won’t put out a Honeycomb tablet because ICS is right around the corner and maybe then we will see one for Christmas :-)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why to this day we still hear “I just don’t see the need for a tablet”.  What’s the need to go see a movie and pay $30 on a friday when you can wait for redbox and pay a $buck?  There is no need.  I bought a laptop this time last year and then an out right Vibrant a couople months later.  My laptop is a 15 inch heavy Toshiba Satellite and I do not enjoy lugging it ANYWHERE in my house but it performs like a champ and has all the bells and whistles (pretty much) except for a touch screen.

    Since I had $400 laying around and like gadgets like 99% of the people in this blog,  I bought myself a light weight ultra portable 32GB Wifi iPad from Verizon(they were a steal in February) . It does the vast majority of the tasks that I need from my laptop and everything I need my phone to do but on a much more convenient screen.

    Like dude from Shark Tank says, It all comes down to money.

  • MIKEEEEE

    buy a refurb TAB if you like the idea of a tablet.

    only thing i don’t like is i have to share it with my wife.

  • MIKEEEEE

    buy a refurb TAB if you like the idea of a tablet.

    only thing i don’t like is i have to share it with my wife.

  • MIKEEEEE

    buy a refurb TAB if you like the idea of a tablet.

    only thing i don’t like is i have to share it with my wife.

  • MIKEEEEE

    buy a refurb TAB if you like the idea of a tablet.

    only thing i don’t like is i have to share it with my wife.

  • MIKEEEEE

    buy a refurb TAB if you like the idea of a tablet.

    only thing i don’t like is i have to share it with my wife.

  • renter

    I would be embarrassed to work for a company that put out such crap videos

  • renter

    I would be embarrassed to work for a company that put out such crap videos

  • j-man

    WOW.  Seriously, I was sold. LOL they should make a shorter version of this and have it as a commercial ad on TV. The G-Slate looks really nice. :)

  • Anonymous

    The reason I don’t want a tablet is that it fills too small of a niche…and I don’t need/want to fill every possible niche.
    It’s too big to carry around without a bag/carrier of some sort — won’t fit in my pocket, so for me it would mainly be useful to have in a vehicle or in the house or on occasions when I am carrying a bag for some other reasons.
    And even though it’s too big to carry in my pocket it STILL doesn’t have a real keyboard (and yet my smartphone has a keyboard…)
    And if I was out-and-about traveling, on a trip or such, I’d still want to have my laptop anyway ’cause of the chance/probability that I’d want the capabilities of my laptop — I usually do.
    A few years ago I carried a smartphone AND a little flip-phone ’cause the smartphone (of that era) was too clunky to feel comfortable to use as a phone.  When I got a more-modern, slimmer, smartphone I ditched the flip-phone and only had to carry one communication device.  That was a great move — I don’t want to go back to carrying multiple devices around with me.  And in the house I already have a desktop and laptop — I don’t want another computer-ish device, especially one that’s no more powerful than a modern smartphone.

    But, yes, tablets are cool.  Buy one — maybe a 10-incher AND a 7-incher, one for your purse, one for your coat-pocket. Help the economy! Seriously…

  • Anonymous

    The reason I don’t want a tablet is that it fills too small of a niche…and I don’t need/want to fill every possible niche.
    It’s too big to carry around without a bag/carrier of some sort — won’t fit in my pocket, so for me it would mainly be useful to have in a vehicle or in the house or on occasions when I am carrying a bag for some other reasons.
    And even though it’s too big to carry in my pocket it STILL doesn’t have a real keyboard (and yet my smartphone has a keyboard…)
    And if I was out-and-about traveling, on a trip or such, I’d still want to have my laptop anyway ’cause of the chance/probability that I’d want the capabilities of my laptop — I usually do.
    A few years ago I carried a smartphone AND a little flip-phone ’cause the smartphone (of that era) was too clunky to feel comfortable to use as a phone.  When I got a more-modern, slimmer, smartphone I ditched the flip-phone and only had to carry one communication device.  That was a great move — I don’t want to go back to carrying multiple devices around with me.  And in the house I already have a desktop and laptop — I don’t want another computer-ish device, especially one that’s no more powerful than a modern smartphone.

    But, yes, tablets are cool.  Buy one — maybe a 10-incher AND a 7-incher, one for your purse, one for your coat-pocket. Help the economy! Seriously…

  • Woodstock

    Yes, I love my G-Slate.  Now, when is it going to get Honeycomb 3.1?

  • Antoinae101

    I still don’t see the need. My laptop only weight 3lbs and the battery life is 8 hrs which if I spend that on my cpu then that’s a problem in itself. We don’t n need social networking and it will be a thing of the past as my generation starts to care less. It really is a toy and that’s great that they are using ipads for other things. Great for Apple.

    • Anonymous

      I got tablet, so I’ll comment.

      As I have said before, if one has a superphone/smartphone, netbook, notebook and desktop, a tablet would be redundant because the large-display phone and/or netbook will suffice for multi-media viewing, etc.

      Realizing this, I made a decision that if I bought a tablet I would no longer buy the latest/greatest superphone since the tablet would be taking the place of a 4″+ phone display.

      As far as need, I like my 10.1″ tablet because it is extremely portable and because it has a large viewing surface.  I find preferring the 10.1″ display when reading books/newspapers/documents, playing Angry Birds, viewing video or surfing the Net.

      For me even a 4.3″ display is too small for surfing the Net.  The text is simply too small and I have always had to use “pinch to zoom” so I could read articles, etc.

      So the tablet for me is a great multi-media viewing device. It does not have the cumbersome aspects of a netbook and it’s far larger than even the 4.3″ display.

      IMHO, once you use a large display tablet you won’t be able to go back to multi-media viewing on your cell phone, and using a netbook or notebook won’t be as convenient.

      • Anonymous

        But how do you carry that big slab of tablet when out-and-about?  In your cowboy hat?
        That’s the problem, and why it’s not really an alternative to a smartphone — not portable enough…for me.
        Try reading glasses for the small text — much more portable than a 10.1″ tablet.

      • Anonymous

        But how do you carry that big slab of tablet when out-and-about?  In your cowboy hat?
        That’s the problem, and why it’s not really an alternative to a smartphone — not portable enough…for me.
        Try reading glasses for the small text — much more portable than a 10.1″ tablet.

  • zero

    that chick is hot

  • Anonymous

    I got a tablet.  You know how you know you need one:

    You can sit on the friggin toilet pinching a loaf and at the same time watch movies, surf the Net, receive, and send/receive e-mails.

    Can’t do that, even with a netbook (balancing it on your knees being tricky and all).

    Why don’t they advertise that about tablets, that’s reality. Maybe that’s a new name for the device… “toilet tablet.”

    Bonus Comment: I’m waiting for the Surgeon General to issue a report that tablets are good for your health.  How so?  Way I see it, people who are under doctor’s orders to not rush things while on the loo (if you know what I mean, my dad does) a tablet will motivate people like my dad to take his time. 

    Heck, he might spend a half hour on the throne.  If he won’t have another heart attack, I’m all for him getting a tablet.  Maybe I’ll chain it to his throne to make sure he uses it there.

  • Niceboy4u2

    She’s hot!!

  • Anonymous

    Carly is hot, she is not, unless you want a mean apple pie or an armpiece for Sunday church, I guess.

    • Niceboy4u2

      @ ItsMichealNotMike.. You just have a bad taste for girls. SHE’S HOT!

  • Jayboi

    It is only me who hasn’t seen an Tmobile tablet commercials on tv ???

  • Jayboi

    It is only me who hasn’t seen an Tmobile tablet commercials on tv ???

  • Anonymous

    There’s no reason for me to have a tablet… It’s a “want” not a “need”.