T-Mobile has finally officially confirmed the launch date for the LG Slate. Although we recently reported that T-Mobile stores had the G Slate in the back of stores already, the official launch date for the Android 3 (Honeycomb) tablet has been confirmed for a nationwide release on April 20th. And it will sell for $529.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a two year contract for current T-Mobile customers. That’s about $50 cheaper than the Motorola XOOM and $200 cheaper than a comparable iPad 2.
The LG G-Slate has been getting great marks for speed and performance thanks to it’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS. It also has an 8.9″ multi touch screen that’s capable of showing 3D (with glasses). In addition, it has dual cameras with a 2MP chat come up front and a 5MP rear facing camera that can record at 1080p and there’s also a 3D Camcorder app. Storage wise, the G-Slate has 32GB on board, but sadly there’s no USB expansion slot.
Other features include microUSB and full sized HDMI ports, which is a change from the trend of mini HDMI ports on most other models. It is Google Certified, meaning it comes with Google’s mandatory list of 35 apps and is a pure Honeycomb experience with no lagging overlays. Audio wise, the G-Slate has a single speaker up front and stereo speakers in the back. It also comes with a mini headphone jack.
Check out our review here.