T-Mobile announced their first 4G tablet, the Android 3.0-powered G-Slate by LG, at CES this month but they didn’t share many details or provide any hands-on time with the device. In the absence of information, rumors began to fly this week that the G-Slate might be the first tablet to feature a glasses-free 3D display.
We know that glasses-free 3D displays are coming to smartphones in the first half of this year (Sprint could be the first), but I have yet to see any auto-stereoscopic 3D displays that were over 4.3 inches and the G-Slate is said to feature an 8.9 inch display.
After doing some digging and talking with our sources I can now confirm that the G-Slate will not feature a glasses-free 3D display, but it will be able to take 3D pictures. LG and T-Mobile will still be providing some 3D content for the G-Slate, but it will require special glasses (an accessory that has been confirmed by TmoNews).
Hopefully LG will have the G-Slate on display at Mobile World Congress next month so we can learn more about it. It is rumored to hit stores by late March or early April, so look for new details to leak out over the coming months.