T-Mobile G-Slate 4G Android Tablet


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 Product Description

Making the most of your time is essential, so let the T-Mobile G-Slate with Google (by LG) be your constant companion. It lets you seamlessly interact with your life at home and on the go. The large 8.9″ HD screen with multi-touch capability not only handles multiple open apps but also allows you to videoconference, watch HD movies, play games, and more. Plus, the innovative 3D video camera captures real-life moments. And you’ll always be connected on the grid at blazing-fast speeds up to 4G. NVIDIA Tegra2 Technology with 3D

The NVIDIA Tegra2 dual-core processor combined with T-Mobile’s 4G network creates fast and seamless multi-tasking computing. The powerful T250 Tegra2 processor enables you to watch supported content in 3D using the included 3D glasses.

Advanced Imaging

The G-Slate has a 2.0 MP front-facing camera for video conferencing, a 5.0 MP rear-facing camera with flash for image capture, and 3D and HD video recording to bring memories to life.

High-Definition Media Viewing

8.9″ HD wide-screen, 3D-capable multi-touch display, and playback with HDMI will satisfy everyone from gamers to multimedia users and movie buffs. Watch content in 720p on the G-Slate, or use the HDMI output to watch true HD content on 1080p HD external displays.

World-Class Browsing

Experience browsing more like a desktop, and less like a phone with the built-in Webkit-based Android browser. Multitask with multiple open tabs, bookmark syncing from other devices, privacy settings, and more.

Tethering and Hotspot Capability

Share a wired connection via tethering or wireless Wi-Fi connection with up to 5 devices using the G-Slate’s hotspot capabilities.

Stay Social

Connect and quickly send updates to Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, or added social networks. Chat with friends and family using instant messaging (IM) services like Google Talk, AIM, or Yahoo! Messenger.

Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Specifically optimized for devices with larger screen sizes such as tablets, the Android 3.0 platform (dubbed Honeycomb) introduces a brand new, truly virtual and “holographic” UI design. Five customizable Home screens give you instant access to all parts of the system–no matter what screen or app you’re in–and each Home screen offers a familiar launcher for access to all installed applications, as well as a Search box for universal search of apps, contacts, media files, web content, and more.

Multitasking in Android 3.0 is easier than ever, and you can use the Recent Apps list in the System Bar to see the tasks underway and quickly jump from one application context to another. You’ll even see a snapshot of the last screen viewed in that app as a visual reminder. The Android onscreen keyboard has also been redesigned to make entering text fast and accurate on larger screen sizes.

Other features in Android 3.0 Honeycomb include:

  • Scrollable and stacked widgets let you scroll or flick through content within the widget itself, on the home page, without opening the application.
  • Unobtrusive notification system displays icons for different notifications (messages, downloads, system updates, etc.) in the lower right corner. Just touch the digital time display to open the entire notification panel.
  • Redesigned YouTube application with a 3D gallery.
  • Android Market for Android 3.0 is your one-stop-shop for eBooks, games, and applications.

A Complete Web Experience, with Support for Adobe Flash

With Android 3.0, the G-Slate provides support for Adobe Flash, delivering a complete web experience to help you explore, discover, and interact. You’ll enjoy more satisfying social networking, games, streaming video and more, with all the animations you expect.

Vital Statistics

The G-Slate weighs 22.9 ounces and measures 9.56 x 5.88 x 0.49 inches. Its 6400 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 300 minutes of talk time, and up to 280 hours (11+ days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/1800/1900 MHz and 900/1700/2100 MHz GSM (Tri-Band/Tri-Mode) frequencies and transmits data using HSPA+.

Google Integration

  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Preloaded Android Apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google Applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination

OS & Software

  • Android 3.0 operating system (Honeycomb)
  • Quick Office for viewing, editing, and creating Microsoft Office files right on your phone
  • Need For Speed Shift HD (demo version)
  • Tethering and hotspot capability to share your Internet connection with up to 5 devices
  • T-Mobile TV, Wi-Fi Calling, Zinio Reader, NOVA, Qik, Telenav GPS Navigator, Tegra Zone, and more

Connectivity & Hardware

  • 1GHz dual-core processor for faster downloads, faster streaming media, and advanced multitasking performance
  • NVIDIA Tegra2 T250 graphics for extreme HD and gaming performance
  • T-Mobile’s 4G Network for three times faster download and upload speeds than standard 3G
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity (802.11b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • HDMI output to share content with HDMI-enabled HDTVs
  • FOTA-capable for over-the-air firmware upgrades

Camera

  • 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and stereoscopic 3D recording
  • 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera for video conferencing
  • 1080p HD and 3D video recording and playback
  • Video recording time up to 30 minutes in HD

Communications & Internet

  • Full HTML web browser with Flash 10.1 support
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging

Multimedia

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Video player for MPEG-4, H.263, and H.264 formats
  • Music player for MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, and WMA Formats
  • T-Mobile TV for instantly watching HD TV anytime, anywhere
  • Tablet-optimized YouTube and YouTube 3D to easily find and view videos, including 3D, or upload and share captured 3D video

Memory

  • 32GB internal memory
  • 1GB of DDR2 RAM for efficient multitasking

T-Mobile Network Features


High-Speed Data Connectivity via T-Mobile’s 3G/4G Network

The G-Slate is compatible with T-Mobile’s UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+ 3G/4G network, which operates on the 1700/2100 MHz AWS spectrum, and it can achieve theoretical download speeds of up to 21 Mbps. It’s designed to automatically connect to the best available network (4G, 3G, or GSM/GPRS/EDGE) to provide faster data speeds when accessing the Web.

In areas where the 3G/4G network is not available, you’ll continue to receive service on the via T-Mobile’s EDGE network (which stands for “Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution”). This high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.

T-Mobile’s Expanding, Super-Fast 4G Mobile Broadband Network

As of February, 2011, T-Mobile has upgraded its traditional 3G network to HSPA+ 4G in 200 major metropolitan areas across the U.S.–cover 200 million people across the country–with plans to continue rolling out this network upgrade throughout 2011. With typical download speeds that are on par with or faster than competing 4G technologies, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network provides fast data speeds–up to 3 times faster than AT&T and Verizon’s standard 3G networks–while allowing simultaneous voice and data capabilities for the ultimate wireless voice and data experience. You’ll enjoy faster Web browsing, uninterrupted video streaming, and quicker app downloads.

T-Mobile’s 4G mobile broadband network (powered by HSPA+) provides a theoretical capability of up to 21 Mbps peak download speeds, with average download speeds typically in the 5 to 8 Mbps range.

Customer Reviews

By Ross Voorhees

  • LG has put together quite a nice little 8.9 inch tablet to compete with the slew of 10.1 inch tablets now coming out in droves. Like its brethren, it’s running Honeycomb, but thankfully without any type of branded layer… this is pure vanilla Android here, thank you very much. But can the G-Slate stand on its merits and rise to be considered the cream of the crop? Let’s dive in…
    The G-Slate is pretty much the same as any other Honeycomb tablet we’ve seen to date, except with a couple of key differences, some to its detriment. It has the same Tegra 2 chipset,, 32 GB of RAM, 1 GB of memory, a micro USB port, a mini HDMI port, and a screen resolution of 1280×768 (32 pixels short of the “standard” resolution). It stays in line with a clam shell form factor with a big slice of polished aluminum on the back emblazened with the Google logo, and a silver trim accent around the front bezel. It looks and feels well constructed and of high quality, save for the plastic back. It has a remarkable, crisp, clean, IPS screen with excellent color and contrast which is a definite plus, and a 2 MP video chat camera on the front.Where the G-Slate differentiates itself is in the dual 5 MP cameras on the back which have the ability to shoot 1080p video or 3D 720p video, either in red/blue anaglyph mode (they even throw in a pair of colored glasses for this) or a 3D HDTV mode suitable for playback on the big screen with LCD shutter glasses. While this is great in concept, the execution leaves a little to be desired. The problem is not the 3D…it looks sharp and pretty amazing as long as you have adequate lighting… it’s the fact that your limited to 32GB of storage space (30 minutes worth of video), unless you transfer 3D files back and forth to your PC. You aren’t going to be able to film much of anything, in other words, because the majority of life’s precious moments tend to run well over half an hour. The end result is that the 3D becomes pretty much a fun feature to play with that’s not particularly useful. That 30 minute time limit also applies to 1080p video, so that pretty much nixes that feature too. Like the Apple iPad 2, there’s also a severe quality penalty in low light conditions resulting in dirty artifacts (especially bad at high resolution), and even a nasty little “flicker” bug that pops up (turning off auto-white balance seems to cure that, however). It would be great if you could expand the memory and makes this baby more useful in the video department, but alas, no memory expansion slot… another bad mark on an otherwise nice tablet.Another interesting feature is the THREE speakers on this unit (two on the right, one on the left), which seem to boost the sound quality up to a nice level (but obviously a little short on bass). In fact, the sound is quite excellent, with good separation and no crackling at full volume. While not an audiophile’s dream, it makes music listenable and movies/videos pop. Coupled with the great screen, the G-Slate excels in the multimedia category.Overall interface performance is fast and responsive, although there’s a noticeable delay when switching between portrait and landscape modes… we’re talking a good 2 seconds… which isn’t a killer but certainly curious when everything else is instantaneous. Web browsing is fast, with flash-loaded sites loading without much wait time and virtually everything from videos to games working fine, save for the occasional stutter due to the beta version of Flash. Battery life is excellent, with varied usage bringing 8-10 hours between charges.The other major drawback is the price for off-contract (prepaid): a whopping $750. I really like this tablet alot, but not $750 worth, especially when the Asus Transformer is just around the corner at $399. Of course, this is great for those who don’t mind the two year commitment and excellent 4G speeds for mobile ventures, where the price drops down to $429.

    The bottom line is that this is a very nice unit with a couple of disappointing shortcomings. You really want to love this, and some undoubtedly will (it’s definitely worth $429 bucks). I can see the draw of it, enough so that if only it had memory expansion, I’d probably make this my primary tablet, even at full retail price.

    Pros:

    GREAT screen
    Nice comfy size and weight
    3D/1080p video
    Excellent response
    Great sound

    Cons:

    In low light, the camera blows
    Limited video recording time
    No memory expansion
    High priced without a 2 year ball and chain

    I wound up returning this because of the camera issue.

By D. Ziferstein “NON INFRINGER”

  • Color is awful. Pink is purple. Three D is great, but screen should have been iPad size. And
    Of course no stylus, so no handwriting recognition. What is wrong with these people!?

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