A rumor out of Tmonews suggests the LG G-Slate tablet and the G2x smartphone will be available from T-Mobile starting April 20th. The wireless carrier is expected to make an announcement at CTIA to confirm the launch dates of these two Android devices. This rumored date fits in nicely with the spring launch window previously suggested by LG. Unfortunately, this early information does not include the pricing for either device.
It will be interesting to see the last cost of the G-Slate, both subsidized and unsubsidized. The LG tablet will be competing with the Motorola Xoom and the iPad 2 which are available for $799 and $729, respectively. The G-Slate features an 8.9-inch display that is smaller than the 10.1-inch screen of the Xoom and 9.7-inch display of the iPad. This smaller form factor may translate into a lower price tag for LG’s tablet device. A wallet-friendly entry point may make this tablet attractive to penny-pinching consumers. Besides its smaller form factor, the G-Slate also includes 3D capability, a feature unique to this tablet device.
The G2x is T-Mobile version of the LG Optimus 2X, the G2x was launched as the world’s first dual-core smartphone to hit the market. This record does not stand in the U.S. where the Atrix 4G is now the reigning champ of dual-core smartphones. The G2x includes a 4-inch capacitive display (480X800), NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz processor, 8 Megapixel Camera with LED flash, 1080p HD video recording, WiFi (B/G/N), GPS, 3G (HSDPA), Bluetooth, accelerometer and Android 2.2 with LG overlay. Additional information on the G2x (Optimus 2X) can be found in our hands-on review of this super-fast Android smartphone.