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The new G2x dual-core phone with stock Google experience is not the only device getting some attention today in a slew of T-Mobile press releases - both the G-Slate 3D tablet made by LG and the Sidekick 4G made by Samsung finally got pricing information.

First up, the 8.9" G-Slate tablet running Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" will cost $529.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate (ugh). Don't get too excited though - this price is for a 2-year contract, in addition to a voice line (hmm? Will it be making phone calls?) and EasyPay enrollment. Compared to the XOOM's contract price of $599.99 for a similar setup, adding 3D cameras, and subtracting an inch off the display's diagonal, we get a relatively decent deal, if you're interested in tying yourself down to a carrier for such a long time. Remember - AT&T may be the new owner next year, and who knows what they're going to do with T-Mobile's plans and services. Oh, and for those wondering about the Wi-Fi version, no word about it was sent out just yet.

Next, we have the Sidekick 4G, which got all but its pricing and exact release date a week ago. The 3.5" iconic keyboard popper will run you $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate if you sign up for a 2-year contract with unlimited data or $149.99 if you opt in for a cheaper plan with metered data. Sounds like a pretty fair price, considering 2 cameras, HSPA+21 connectivity, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, an a 3.5" display. Would I be picking it up had I been with T-Mobile? No way (it looks too much like the G1 to me, among other things). Will swarms of yappy under-20-year-olds jump on the Sidekick 4G to satisfy their texting needs? You bet.

Source: T-Mobile

Artem Russakovskii
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