LG, T-Mobile announce G-Slate tablet

LG and T-Mobile announce the oft-rumored and long-awaited G-Slate tablet. The device will use Google's Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and make use T-Mobile's 4G network.

A demo image of Honeycomb in action. Not (necessarily) running on the G-Slate. Google

Editor's note: This post was updated on Feburary 2, 2011 with new information on the G-Slate.

LAS VEGAS--The deluge of tablet news, 4G news, and tablet 4G news just keeps pouring in.

LG and T-Mobile today announced the two companies' long-awaited and oft-rumored tablet running on a Google operating system .

The G-Slate will use Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb , as its OS. Honeycomb is the forthcoming version of Android that purportedly was developed from the ground up for tablets. The tablet will also make use of T-Mobile's 4G network.

Specs and details:

  • 8.9-inch "3D capable" multi-touch display
  • 1 GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor
  • 32GB of internal memory
  • Built-in gyroscope
  • Built-in accelerometer
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Video chat over WiFi or 4G network.
  • 720p on device playback
  • 1080p playback on external display via HDMI
  • Flash support

The G-Slate will also feature a rear-facing 3D stereoscopic camera-array, which looks to be made up of two cameras, operating in tandem to produce the 3D effect. This will allow users to record 1080p 3D videos and view 3D content on the device or an external display. Unfortunately, viewing 3D on the G-Slate will require glasses (booo!); the red and blue variety (double booo!).

In addition, the G-Slate will feature a five megapixel camera with LED flash, plus a front-facing two megapixel camera.

According to LG and T-Mobile, the G-Slate is set to launch "in the coming months."

Stay tuned. and in the meanwhile check another Honeycomb tablet announced today, the Motorola Xoom .

 

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