T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, G-Slate pricing revealed

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| March 22, 2011

Samsung Sidekick 4G

Yesterday T-Mobile finally made its Tegra 2-powered G2x nice and official, but if that handset doesn't get you excited for one reason or another, we've got more information on two other new T-Mo devices that may get you excited. First up, the Samsung Sidekick 4G has finally been priced at $99.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract, which is quite a bit lower than most of us expected. Of course, it's worth noting that to get access to that price tag, you'll also have to sign up for an unlimited data plan. If you don't need/want unlimited data, you'll be paying $149.99, which still isn't a bad price.

Next up we've got the 3D-ified T-Mobile G-Slate, which also got priced by Magenta this morning. You'll be paying $529.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year agreement, along with a qualifying data plan, for the privilege of owning T-Mobile and LG's G-Slate.

T-Mobile surprised a lot of people with its pricing for the Sidekick 4G, but it's good to see them price it aggressively and allow just about anyone interested in the device to purchase one. The G-Slate's pricing, on the other hand, isn't quite as impressive. Then again, the G-Slate is both 3D-capable and can run on T-Mo's 4G network, so at least you're getting some bang for your buck, right?

T-Mobile G-Slate

T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG: Powered by Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the G-Slate delivers a premium mobile entertainment experience with a brilliant 8.9-inch, 3D-capable, multitouch HD display and the ability to record 3D and full HD video. With the new G-Slate, customers can access their favorite TV shows, magazines, games and more with pre-installed applications such as T-Mobile TV, Need for Speed SHIFT HD and Zinio eReader. The T-Mobile G-Slate will cost $529.99 after $100 mail-in-rebate card with a qualifying mobile broadband plan on two-year agreement, voice line and enrollment in EasyPay.

Via Engadget