A seller on eBay is listing the LG G-Slate with a starting bid of $800, Buy it now at $1200. By contrast, T-Mobile lists the G-Slate as selling for $529.99 with a two year data plan and after $100 mail-in rebate. The listing says that the G-Slate is in stock and will ship at auction’s end. That’s pretty interesting considering that T-Mobile lists the Honeycomb tablet as “coming soon” and the launch date is still two weeks away.
So the question is, could the seller be running against the clock hoping to get the bid above the selling price and then, factoring in collection and shipping planning on getting the G-Slate to the winner right at launch time? It’s a pretty cagey gamble. But then again, eBay often has listing from people trying to cash in on pre-release fever and it’s always suggested that bidders pay close attention to seller feedback ratings. Otherwise one may find waiting longer than necessary for their impatience.
But then again, there’s a lot to be impatient about. The G-Slate has an 8.9 inch screen with 1280×720 resolution and 3D support. It’s powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor running Android 3 (Honeycomb), making it the second tablet to come out with that kind of speed. Twin rear facing cameras will allow for 3D images and it will also shoot 1080p video. It comes with 32GB on board and will be on T-Mobile’s HSPA 4G network.