T-Mobile Says G-Slate 2x Faster Than iPad 2, 3x Faster Than Xoom

T-Mobile is ready to re-position the T-Mobile G-Slate as one of the best tablets on the market given its recent price drop. According to this internal document T-Mobile is claiming that they have received “legal approval” to “definitively” state that the G-Slate is more than “2x faster than the iPad2 on AT&T and Verizon, and over 3x faster than the Motorola Xoom.”

Except there is a catch because there is always a catch. These speed claims are based on T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ 42Mbps network, AT&T’s HSPA+ network and Verizon’s 3G network. Two things stick out right now. The first is that the G-Slate doesn’t take full advantage of the 42Mbps HSPA+ speed since the device is limited to 14.4Mbps. The second notable comparison here is that T-Mobile is taking advantage of the as of yet updated to 4G LTE Motorola Xoom. While Motorola has stated the update to 4G LTE has been delayed slightly for the Xoom, what will T-Mobile claim when the update arrives and the Xoom beats the pants off the G-Slate?

Marketing based on a technicality is something T-Mobile shouldn’t strive for, instead they should continue to focus on the strength of the network and say “hey Verizon, our HSPA+ network is larger than your LTE network and we have more than 3 phones that work on it.” Emphasizing lower costs and the 4G footprint will go a lot farther for T-Mobile when the day arrives that the Xoom has 4G and runs circles around the G-Slate. Just a thought because what do I know about marketing.

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  • Oce

    Just give us the Galaxy SII and Galaxy Tab 10.1 already.(rollseyes&sighs)

  • Oce

    Just give us the Galaxy SII and Galaxy Tab 10.1 already.(rollseyes&sighs)

  • Oce

    Just give us the Galaxy SII and Galaxy Tab 10.1 already.(rollseyes&sighs)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R2DJNPG3LOLC2O3F354PI4OB7Q Frill Artist

    These guys are so clueless.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R2DJNPG3LOLC2O3F354PI4OB7Q Frill Artist

    These guys are so clueless.

  • Sivarter

    Have they seen the speed tests for lte? Its faster then my wifi haha and I’m on tmo

    • Anonymous

      There aren’t any tablets with built-in LTE yet.

    • Anonymous

      There aren’t any tablets with built-in LTE yet.

  • Richardthegrape

    Dave for Ceo/President of T-Mobile is what I say! ;)

  • Richardthegrape

    Dave for Ceo/President of T-Mobile is what I say! ;)

  • Richardthegrape

    Dave for Ceo/President of T-Mobile is what I say! ;)

  • Richardthegrape

    Dave for Ceo/President of T-Mobile is what I say! ;)

  • cherie

    May i have one of your phones for my birthday?  June 22nd, is the day.  I HATE SPRINT!!!

  • cherie

    May i have one of your phones for my birthday?  June 22nd, is the day.  I HATE SPRINT!!!

  • cherie

    May i have one of your phones for my birthday?  June 22nd, is the day.  I HATE SPRINT!!!

  • cherie

    May i have one of your phones for my birthday?  June 22nd, is the day.  I HATE SPRINT!!!

  • Anonymous

    Save your efforts, no one wants a G-Slate.  It didn’t even explode into the market as “The first 3D Tablet” because it’s not stereoscopic.  

    • http://www.dolphinfree.net Tenkely

      I really like my G-Slate, it is not without some 3.0 bugs, but the thing is very fast and the form factor is great. Forget about the 3D, that gimmick refuses to die (although it does shoot stereoscopic video), the G-Slate is a great tablet at a good price.. and it has rendered my iPad a dust collector. 

      • Anonymous

        I’m glad u like it.  T-Mobile didnt really try to make this thing popular and being tied to a carrier or EXPENSIVE outright doesn’t help it either.

        • http://www.dolphinfree.net Tenkely

          T-Mobile sucks at marketing their good devices (or any devices for that matter). …and full disclosure I got mine with $300 off from a early interest promo code ($100), a new line activation discount ($100) and a mail in rebate ($100). So that helped swallow the price quite a bit. The line it’s tied to is the only one I have on contract, and the data plan (2GB Unlimited*) isn’t outrageous. 

  • Itsbrandoyo

    I had a G-Slate and was sorely disappointed.. I am a huge android fan boy but that thing was nothing spectacular at all.. it felt awkward to hold and I had serious connectivity issues all of the time and it froze up quite a lot.. I sold it and got an iPad 2 and I am sad to say the iPad is far superior – I am not an iPhone person, I loathe it in fact, but the iPad honestly has got the other tablets beat at the moment.. they really need to step up their game to fully compete.

  • Itsbrandoyo

    I had a G-Slate and was sorely disappointed.. I am a huge android fan boy but that thing was nothing spectacular at all.. it felt awkward to hold and I had serious connectivity issues all of the time and it froze up quite a lot.. I sold it and got an iPad 2 and I am sad to say the iPad is far superior – I am not an iPhone person, I loathe it in fact, but the iPad honestly has got the other tablets beat at the moment.. they really need to step up their game to fully compete.

    • Anonymous

      I currently have a galaxy tab 10.1 and i have to agree, honeycomb just aint cutting it. I love the form factor but the software is extremely buggy damn near terrible. And thats coming from a android fanboy. I love android but google should have already utilized better hardware acceleration, give the people what they want damnit! I could put my house on it that if they just get on par with fluidity of ios everyone would be getting an android tab and phone.

    • ihatefanboys

      maybe u just had a defective gslate. i dont know where intelligence has went in this country….if it dont work right, you exchange it…duh…..the ipad is NOT superior, especially the camera, which is so low-res i heard it takes actual rolls of film….. so far from all the comments here, the only reason apple has better tablets is that theyre cheaper, not the superior android software and hardware but that its cheaper……and in the other corner of apple idiots, they buy the overpriced iphone because its “pretty”…..u guys are a bunch of losers

  • whosaidwhat

    This thing is not selling because of the asking price and not because of it’s 4G speeds. Even at it’s reduced price, I’m not paying $400 plus a two year contract.

    These guys didn’t learn from the Xooms’ release. No one wanted the tablet because Motorola and Verizon were asking for way too much on and off contract.

  • whosaidwhat

    This thing is not selling because of the asking price and not because of it’s 4G speeds. Even at it’s reduced price, I’m not paying $400 plus a two year contract.

    These guys didn’t learn from the Xooms’ release. No one wanted the tablet because Motorola and Verizon were asking for way too much on and off contract.

    • NotRelevent

      250,000 people is nobody? Wow. I didn’t know that.

    • NotRelevent

      250,000 people is nobody? Wow. I didn’t know that.

    • NotRelevent

      250,000 people is nobody? Wow. I didn’t know that.

      • whosaidwhat

        where are you getting the 250k number from? Xoom and G-slate sold 250k each since release? Please provide some proof. Apple sells millions of their 16GB pads because of one reason and one reason only. PRICE. 

        The two Xoom was release at $800 without contract and $600 with a contract without wifi. The G-Slate comes out trying to replicate the Xooms success (not) and I have to sit here and scratch my head. 

      • whosaidwhat

        where are you getting the 250k number from? Xoom and G-slate sold 250k each since release? Please provide some proof. Apple sells millions of their 16GB pads because of one reason and one reason only. PRICE. 

        The two Xoom was release at $800 without contract and $600 with a contract without wifi. The G-Slate comes out trying to replicate the Xooms success (not) and I have to sit here and scratch my head. 

  • whosaidwhat

    This thing is not selling because of the asking price and not because of it’s 4G speeds. Even at it’s reduced price, I’m not paying $400 plus a two year contract.

    These guys didn’t learn from the Xooms’ release. No one wanted the tablet because Motorola and Verizon were asking for way too much on and off contract.

  • Anonymous

    All of these tabs ‘need’ to be priced around $450 before contract discounts are applied, for serious take up.
    When you add up the sum of the parts, it’s little more then the price/value of a Netbook, they are wacking on at least a $200 price premium for the $10 3G/4G chip inside the thing anyway!
    If the AT&T takeover is allowed, they should ban the Cell phone companies from ‘Exclusives’ and stop them from offering subsidized cell phones and devices, this way we can all buy from the manufacturers or electrical store at competitive prices, remember; the companies are profiting from the difference between the manufacturers price and the MSRP, probably around 40 -60% depending on the device….  

    • j monster.

      i agree completely. thats why asus was smart for selling the transformer for 399+ tax. no contract. and competitive pricing.

    • j monster.

      i agree completely. thats why asus was smart for selling the transformer for 399+ tax. no contract. and competitive pricing.

    • Anonymous

      But won’t we still be forced to use them on AT&T? Me no likey.

  • Anonymous

    I have rebooted my iPad 3g about 4 or 5 times since January and it is heavily used every day. I want that level of reliability in any Android tablet I buy. Are we there yet?

    • ihatefanboys

      never had to reboot my gslate, its even faster than my G2

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Conrado-Valido/1019878380 Conrado Valido

        mine is laggy as hell especially with live wallpapers… I like nonetheless

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Conrado-Valido/1019878380 Conrado Valido

        mine is laggy as hell especially with live wallpapers… I like nonetheless

  • Nest11

    Who wants an ifart 2 or the ipoop 5 or whatever the fall fruit tree is selling? many of its customers are complaing about anyway, bummer!! I like the slate, say no to ifart2 or ipoop, just like my comment, thanks

    • None

      Good grief.  Grow up!

      • ihatefanboys

        charlie brown ?? is that you?

      • ihatefanboys

        charlie brown ?? is that you?

  • j monster.

    its true. no one will buy this because its ridiculously overpriced. i’m happy with my ipad 2 wifi that i can use at home. 500 with no contract or monthly bills. vs. 500-600 subsidized on contract? they must be stupid.

    and i didnt even start on comparing ios games vs android games. the only serious game android has is need for speed.

    • ihatefanboys

      they will buy it, like i did, because its superior to the ipad2 in soooooo many ways…..funny how u apple clowns cling to the gaming aspect and never acknowledge any of the ipad, or iphones weaknesses…btw the gslate works on wifi as well, so if i choose, when my contract is up i can run it for free off my home wifi or any that the untechnical never password protect, lol

  • j monster.

    its true. no one will buy this because its ridiculously overpriced. i’m happy with my ipad 2 wifi that i can use at home. 500 with no contract or monthly bills. vs. 500-600 subsidized on contract? they must be stupid.

    and i didnt even start on comparing ios games vs android games. the only serious game android has is need for speed.

  • Itsbrandoyo

    Not really interested in your five year old banter – I was simply stating that Android tablets are not where they should be as a commercial whole.. awesome it works for you, I’m happy.. didn’t really need to be called moronic over an opinion, because like you we all have our own.  It clearly states I am generally not an iPhone person, so the whole loser thinking it’s pretty comment has no validity.  It generally does work better, hands down, but again this is my opinion.. I am entitled to mine just like you are so clearly entitled to yours.. take it easy man, it’s just a tablet.