Jan 20 AT 8:16 PM Taylor Wimberly 17 Comments

G-Slate will not have a glasses-free 3D display, but it can take 3D pictures

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.

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  • Galen20K

    Excited, I want to see more.

  • http://Website Not Impressed

    So, basically, they put a 3D camera on there for you to take 3D pictures with but you can’t see them in 3D? Dumb…

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      You can see them in 3D if you pay extra to get their special glasses.

      • http://Website Not Impressed

        Ouch. OK. So any idea on how much it will cost? I’m asking because the Nintendo 3DS is glasses free and is $250. I’m pretty sure this tablet will cost more and it will be embarrassing if they can’t make it glasses free at the (exorbitant) price it most likely will be.

        • http://Website Hans

          Are you seriously comparing a handheld to a tablet? THAT’S embarrassing.

          • http://Website Not Impressed

            Technically, they’re both “handhelds”. Drop the elitist view. Why put a 3D camera on something if you can’t view your work in 3D?

  • http://Website Stang68

    I’ll just stick with the XOOM, thank you very much.

    • http://Website Chachi

      Why??? Motoblur is probably the worst thing to happen to android ever!

  • http://Website Mike

    Taylor, How is Android 3.0 going to be released?

    I don’t understand how this tablet is going to be launching soon with 3.0 when I thought 3.0 wasn’t going to be released until after the Motorola Xoom is released, similar to how the Nexus phones are the first to be released with Android?

    • http://Website Mike

      Sorry, meant to say “…similar to how the Nexus phones are the first to be released with the newest version of Android.”

    • http://Website Steffen

      It sounds to me that they will not be doing an exclusive release with 3.0. Which is very smart considering as far as tablets go, Android is almost a year behind iOS now. They need to get it out and they need to provide a lot of options.

  • http://twitter.com/Sheenadzuro Matthewensha

    this is a mobile not this is a mini laptop .

  • http://Website Paul Atreides

    No thanks T-mobile.

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  • http://Website Eric

    3D/3D-less aside, I still like this size a little more than 10.1″. Not a huge difference is size, but the thinner screen might make it easier to thumb type. Portrait typing on this is similar to landscape typing on a Streak, which is about as large of a device as I want to type on.

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  • http://Website TareX

    I sure hope your sources are as unreliable as they have always been…

    It would be extremely disappointing to have the G-Slate require glasses for 3D content.