Hot on the heels of Motorola's announcement of the Honeycomb-powered XOOM, T-Mobile and LG have teamed up to the T-Mobile G-Slate with Android 3.0. Expected to launch "some time in the coming months," the G-Slate will run on T-Mobile's 4G HSPA+ network and will be one of the first 4G tablet from both T-Mobile and LG. Details about the G-Slate are still pretty sparse right now, but we should be learning more in the near future. Until then, check out short teaser clip below.
While it'd certainly be nice to have at least a few more details on the G-Slate, I'm still excited to know that there'll be another 4G Honeycomb tablet launching in the near future. When the device does finally launch, I wouldn't be surprised if it had specs similar to other tablets on the market, like a 10.1-inch display, Tegra 2 core, etc. So, what do you all think? Would you rather pick up an LG-made tablet on T-Mo or the XOOM on Big Red?
UPDATE: T-Mobile just posted another G-Slate teaser video, showing how Gmail will work on Android 3.0 and their tablet. Check out the short video below.
T-Mobile and LG Mobile Phones Announce Their First 4G Android 3.0 Powered Tablet - T-Mobile G-Slate With Google
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 Android™ Honeycomb-powered T-Mobile® G-Slate™ with Google™, 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 Maps™ 5.0 with 3D interaction, collection of more than 3 million eBooks and Google Talk™ with video and voice chat.
Additional product details will be disclosed at a later date.