SAN DIEGO – LG Mobile Phones released new details
about its G-Slate for T-Mobile’s 4G network, saying
the device will capture 3D video in 1080p for viewing
with 3D glasses on the device’s 8.9-inch display.
3D content captured in 1080p by the tablet’s rearfacing
stereoscopic videocamera can also be displayed
on a 3D TV connected to the tablet’s HDMI
The device, which will be the first tablet for both TMobile
and LG, features the tablet-optimized Android
3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system. It operates in
3G/4G mode in the carrier’s 1.7/2.1GHz network and
in foreign 900MHz and 2.1GHz markets at HSPA+
download speeds up to a theoretical 21Mbps, T-Mobile
The G-Slate is expected to be available in the spring.
Other features include playback of 720p HD video
transferred to the device, NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core
CPU to delivers 2GHz of processing power, 32GB of
embedded memory, and front-facing videocamera to
allow for videochats over T-Mobile’s 3G/4G networks
and Wi-Fi via Google Talk.
Other features include full Adobe Flash Player, builtin
gyroscope and accelerometer for gaming applications,
adaptive lighting, and 5-megapixel camera with LED flash.
T-Mobile will also offer live TV streaming and downloading
of music and video through its network.
In releasing product details, the carrier also updated
the progress of its 4G HSPA+ network rollout, which is
now in more than 100 major metropolitan areas reaching
more than 200 million people nationwide. In updating
plans to double HSPA+ speeds to theoretical peaks up to
42Mbps from a current 21Mbps, the carrier said the faster
technology would be available in 25 major metro areas by
midyear reaching 140 million people.