The G2x isn't the only exciting high-end device making its Magenta-colored debut today; LG's 8.9-inch G-Slate is having its coming-out party on this fine Wednesday as well.

Now, T-Mobile would happily lure you into a two-year contract with an attractive starting price of $529.99, but a wise tablet buyer would immediately note that taking such a route would cost a total of $1250 over the next 24 months - not to mention the toll of being unable to upgrade to the latest and greatest in the rapidly changing world of tablets.

Off-contract, the G-Slate costs $749.99 at Magenta's online store - not bad, considering that Motorola's similarly-specced XOOM will run you $799.99 under nearly identical conditions. Plus, the G-Slate adds a pair of 3D cameras, an HPSA+ radio, and a 3D (if you like red-and-blue glasses) display to the Honeycomb mix.

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In an interesting - and rather unpleasant - turn of events, Amazon is actually asking $50 more for the G-Slate than T-Mobile itself. Of course, they don't charge taxes (in most states), but it's still disappointing for not-so well-to-do Honeycomb enthusiasts hoping for a discount.

As a reminder, the G-Slate packs:

  • 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
  • 768MB of RAM
  • 32GB internal memory
  • Pair of 5MP 3D rear cameras capable of 1080p video recording in 2D/720p recording in 3D
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 8.9-inch display capable of 3D (with included red-and-blue glasses)
  • Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) with Flash 10.1 out of the box
  • HSPA+ compatible
  • HDMI output
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi

And finally, here's a quartet of product images to get your saliva flowing:

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LG G-Slate: T-Mobile | Amazon

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • brad

    Once again, RIDICULOUS.

    XOOM failed to the simple reason of an overpriced and verizon two year locked data plan.

    Wake the hell up.

    I have to hand it to apple, as much as I hate apple. They know their market, as where all others have no clue.