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 output.
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 said.
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.