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T-Mobile Preps its First Android 3.0 Tablet

T-Mobile US Inc. said Wednesday that it is preparing its first Android 3.0 tablet -- the LG Electronics Inc. (London: LGLD; Korea: 6657.KS) G-Slate -- for a spring launch.

The tablet will sport Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)'s Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" operating-system update. The tablet has an 8.9-inch screen, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 32GB of internal storage and a gyroscope and accelerometer onboard. The HSPA+-capable device will also feature stereoscopic video cameras capable of 3D recording, but you'll need the dorky 3D glasses to view the films.

Here's a video from the carrier offering a preview of the tablet:



Why this matters
Google Honeycomb-based tablets could prove to be more serious challengers to the iPad. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) COO Tim Cook recently called the current generation of Android tablets, "a scaled-up smart phone, which is a bizarre product in our view," but noted that his company would monitor coming tablets using the next version of the operating system.

The LG G-Slate will be at the forefront of these Android 3.0 tablets along with the Xoom from Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT).

For more
Read more on the fluid tablet market below:

  • Apple Slams Tablet Rivals as its Q1 Soars
  • CWM Asia 2002
  • Motorola Xooms Out Next Month
  • CES 2011: The Daily Tablet

    — Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile

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