T-Mobile G-Slate Includes Free Pair Of 3D Glasses

Well, this is interesting! Back at Mobile World Congress, LG stated that the LG Optimus Pad (known in the USA as the T-Mobile G-Slate) would not have a glasses-free 3D display, and instead it would require a separately sold pair of 3D glasses to properly watch 3D content on the tablet. For the record, this pair of glasses will be the famed Red and Blue variant you are all so familiar with.

Well, it seems that T-Mobile has put up a page on the G-Slate, and is doing us a favor by including a free pair of 3D glasses to watch 3D content on the display with!

Unfortunately, we still don’t know the off contract price of the device, only that it will be $529.99 with a two year agreement. While we’re still pegging the date for April 20, it could come sooner or later…


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  • remister

    I would think it will be $749, seeing that they added the 3D glasses. I wonder if they are going to come out with a Wifi version only?

    • LG said a Wi-Fi only version will exist. However, whether the LG Optimus Pad Wi-Fi will come to the USA or not, I don’t know…

  • Zeven

    They were saying this at CTIA… theres a youtube clip of the purty LG Girl speaking about it. Red/blue pair tho =(

  • Ilyas_k15

    If it’s a free pair of 3D glasses, they will definitely be crappy

    • remister

      The 3D glasses I saw was pretty cool.

  • Anonymous

    I think I’m gonna have a heart attack when a released date is announced….haha

  • Anonymous

    UMTS: Band I (2100);UMTS: Band IV (AWS);UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100)

    Does this mean we can use this with ATT ipad dataplan ??

    • Who knows? If it is using a Gobi chip or something similar, then it is possible to enable the bands needed for AT&T 3G. As far as I knew, it was supposed to have UMTS 1900 enabled out of the box…

      • Anonymous

        I wanna buy outright and see if I can use it on $15 or $25 ipad dataplans. tmobile dataplan for tablets is too damn expensive.

        • lemme just clear things out for you, this is how you read this, band frequency is Quadband GSM for voice most phones in the US use these, the 1900 was for cellular voice not cellular data

          Band (frequency):850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;

          UMTS: Band I (2100);UMTS: Band IV (AWS);UMTS: Band IV (1700/2100)

          and as for the missing 1700, Band IV AWS is defined as 1700/2100 IS COMBINED AND SEPARATE from Band I 2100 because this 2100 is for Asia and EU ERGO: “””International Device
          Use this multi-band device to stay connected in locations around the world.”””

          But G2X specs doesn’t even list 1700 3G… which is strange.
          850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz;UMTS/HSPA+: AWS Band IV / 2100 / 1900 / 850

          got it?

    • Aerofanbig

      Not that anyone would actually keep tech toys that long BUT….a lot of industry people figure AT&T will switch their customers OFF of 850mhz and built out their LTE network on that frequency….which means, this tablet would be set for AT&T LTE 4G

  • Anonymous

    Don’t those kind of glasses come free inside a box of cereal??

    Similar Technology to said box.

  • Markrodocker1975

    Awesome $700 futuristic tablet with 1950s 3d technology. You show that ipad who’s boss, lol

  • whosaidwhat

    I’m sorry but I don’t see how this thing will succeed at that price. It’s the 3G/4G Xoom all over again. 3D is cool and all but there are some really nice and affordable honeycomb tablets coming out very soon.

    • Anonymous

      3D is not what is driving the cost up. I’m guessing 3D was added at a relatively low cost to create a perceived higher value since the other costs in manufacturing this device are likely really high.

      • Tegra 2 only began sampling last summer. The relatively short time to mass production has probably made costs much higher than expected. Plus the high quality displays are a large part of the costs, as well as the certification testing that companies have to pay the FCC to do to sell it in the USA.

  • rubi76

    take glasses and 3d back and reduce price $200. You will have a winner.

    • jarjon76

      Yeah, really. I don’t get the 3D craze. Then again, I also don’t get why you’d have a back camera on a tablet. Front facing makes sense for video chat, but who’s going to hold up a tablet to a photo or shoot video? Despite all of that, I’d love to get the G-Slate but not at $750. That’s ridiculous.

      • Amenawon2

        Back cameras are amazing on tablets, given the panaromic picture taking options which is amazing on the galaxy tab at least. One of the best features.

        • Vjballa21

          its great for taking videos too. Love my tab :)

      • Rosario Lopez

        The 3D would make some sense if it was either no glasses 3D or not the old fashion red and blue. I would love to get a 3D tablet and be able to watch some 3D movies on it, or if Netflix ever offers 3D movies then this would be up there with the most popular tablets. But red and blue doesn’t make any sense.That’s old technology there throwing on to something that could be a great tablet.

  • Wow!

    NookColor FTW!

  • didnt engadget say that the $529 2yr contract was a subsidy of $100 ergo it may be $629 full retail:


    “The Honeycomb, Tegra 2-powered tablet will set you back $529.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and that’s only if you agree to a two-year contract”

    • Anonymous

      Think about how discounts and MIRs work with phones now, then reread that quote.

      • Aerofanbig

        yea its probably going to be more like 7-800$ no contract. And something tells me Tmo reps are going to put up a struggle to sell you one off contract. They want that 50$ a month bullsh*t instead of letting people connect on wifi for free. God I can’t believe I am actually considering an iPad2 just for the fact that Douchey McDouche-steen Steve jobs figured out, customers don’t want f-in contracts at 50-80$ a month for a TOY

        • The G-Slate will be available as a prepaid mobile internet device on the website too, so don’t worry about that.

  • Free 3D glasses?!?! Where do I sign up?!

  • Anonymous

    I have been waiting for this FREAKIN tab for 4 months and can tmobile wake up and release the damn thing…
    Just wanna get a tablet and nothing seems to we worth except this one. 629 no contract is OK for me. 729 little pain. 829 I m pissed but still getting.

    Whats up with these dataplans. $49 for 5GB. I got unlimited $20 preferred android on both my family lines and I lost on what to do with data plans.

    • Jermaine43

      Less then 2 weeks to go my friend. Consider it a Passover gift. ;)

    • Vjballa21

      since you have t-mobile you will get it for 39.99.

  • Just watched a PhoneDog video demo of this device that was done 2 weeks ago and the demostrator stated that the off contract price would be $749. I guess I’ll wait for the HTC Flyer and hope it gets upgraded to Honeycomb.

  • too rich for my blood

  • Ton206

    The tablet records in 3d due to the duel cameras, and playback is in red blue. However when you output video via hdmi on ur 3d tv you use those glass to watch recorded content

    • Anonymous

      It can record in 2 ways. One you need any TV but old legacy 3D glasses, the second is 3D tv which needs those special glasses ( passive or whatever I donno the name)

  • Anonymous

    Contract for 2 years – 530+55+35+580=1200 (cost+tax-activation+26$ plan for 24 months)
    Assuming we get 20% discount due to voice plan.

    750+60=810 assuming you use it as wifi or use your phone as hotspot. I have 2 android phones with 2 $20 unlimited android preferred plans. Cant figure out which way to go.

  • Landoftrill

    Still not sure why anyone just doesn’t get the wifi only xoom or wait for all the other upcoming tablets

    • Vampyrelover69

      I am a Tmobile customer and frankly I got tired of waiting. I went out and got a Motorola Xoom Wifi and I love it! I have a Qwest internet account and I can access the AT&T Wireless network when I travel so I don’t need another data plan. I have had it about a week and no complaints!

  • Anonymous

    this tablet sucks.

    I’m not going to even consider buying an Android tablet for another 2 years, because there’s currently barely any honeycomb apps, and currently only one tablet has honeycomb.

    Plus, I’m very happy with caring around my Evo, and then I use my ultra powerful laptop while I’m at home.