Anyone looking forward to getting their hands on a new Android tablet might want to keep their options open. We all know about the Verizon bound Motorola XOOM, but LG and T-Mobile are looking to offer their own Android 3.0 tablet in the coming months as well. T-Mobile made an announcement that they will be launching the G-Slate, a Honeycomb powered tablet from LG within the coming months.
T-Mobile is being a little coy about releasing specs or letting anyone actually see or play with the G-Slate, but we’re hoping we might be able to spot the Android tablet at LG’s booth sometime during CES this week. All we know for sure is that the T-mobile G-Slate will be running Android 3.0 with Google Services (Google Maps, Android Market, and Gmail) and will feature support for T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network. For now, all we have to share is a teaser video which previews a few of the new Google apps running on Honeycomb.
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T-Mobile G-Slate by LG Is Set to Launch in the Coming Months on America’s Largest 4G Network
LAS VEGAS – Jan. 5, 2011 – Today at 2011 International CES, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones announced the upcoming Androidâ„¢ Honeycomb-powered T-Mobile® G-Slateâ„¢ with Googleâ„¢, by LG. Expected to be available in coming months, the G-Slate will be the first 4G tablet from the two companies powered by Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the upcoming version of Google’s Android platform optimized for tablets.
“T-Mobile is proud to add a new milestone in the evolution of the Android platform with our first 4G tablet powered by Android 3.0,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. “The T-Mobile G-Slate with Google will build on our rich history of Android innovation and leadership and deliver deep integration with Google services.”
“LG is dedicated to continuing its role as an innovation leader and is thrilled to announce its entry into the tablet marketplace with the G-Slate,” said Jeff Hwang, president of LG Mobile Phones. “Streamlining everyday tasks and enhancing entertainment with blazing fast 4G speed, the T-Mobile G-Slate by LG will deliver the latest in Android technology and provide users with an advanced tablet experience.”
The T-Mobile G-Slate will be among the first 4G tablets to fully benefit from the tablet-optimized Android 3.0 platform, which was designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes and addresses the unique aspects of tablet use cases and form factors. The Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization. It will also feature the latest Google Mobile innovations including Google Mapsâ„¢ 5.0 with 3D interaction, collection of more than 3 million eBooks and Google Talkâ„¢ with video and voice chat.
Additional product details will be disclosed at a later date.