When the Consumer Electronics Show was underway during the start of the current year , we had been given hints of the possible arrival of the T-Mobile G-Slate sometime this month. Even as that date has proved to be a far cry for T-Mobile to launch the device, there are chances that the device could come to us on April 20th.
Rumor mills have stated that along with the LG G-Slate, another LG device – the G2x – will also debut on the same date. We guess you know that the T-Mobile G2x is T-Mobile’s version of the LG Optimus 2X. LG has readied the device for the global market with Android 2.2 OS, we are yet to ascertain whether the T-Mobile version will have that or whether it would be stock Android.
Going by what the folks at Tmonews believe, the earlier speculated March 23rd launch date is off, and we need to wait for April 20th to dawn. Expect an official announcement on that at CTIA at Orlando this coming Monday.
The G-Slate will be T-Mobile’s first 4G tablet, and is a 10 inch tablet that will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb and will come boasting of stereoscopic 3D features.
Though the device will come with capabilities to play back 3D content, it will demand special glasses for you to watch them. We hear there could be provisions pre-installed so as to let you export content to a device that supports glasses-free 3D. Sounds fine, indeed!
The Honeycomb OS will help access Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction, an also more than 3 million eBooks, Google Talk with video and voice chat and more.
Come April 20th and we will have the T-Mobile G-Slate and G2x, if the grapevine is trustworthy. The CTIA announcement will give us something to hope for, we suppose. In the meantime, here’s a video of the T-Mobile G-Slate for you.
Tags: Android, CTIA, G2X, Google, Honeycomb, LG G-Slate, LG Optimus 2X, T-Mobile
Posted March 17th, 2011 in News by Michael