At the end of July we reviewed SHIELD Tablet (and loved it), but the big question on a lot of would-be users' minds was "when will the LTE model be coming out?" Well, we finally have our answer: soon. September 30th-soon, to be exact.

As you may remember, the LTE model is essentially identical to the Wi-Fi model, with the addition of LTE connectivity and increased storage – up to 32GB from 16GB. The SD card slot is still present as well, for all of you digital hoarders out there.

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As far as LTE connectivity is concerned, SHIELD Tablet is certified on AT&T here in the States, but it's unlocked and should work on most GSM LTE networks (like T-Mobile). It's compatible with LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, 7, 17 and HSPA+ Bands 1, 2, 4, and 5 in North America, and LTE Bands 1, 3, 7, 20, and HSPA+ Bands 1, 2, 5, and 8 outside of North America. That should cover most people. It's also worth noting that AT&T customers who don't mind committing to two years of service can get a $100 bill credit when activating SHIELD Tablet.

Note: Band 1 is only supported in certain regions outside of North America.

In typical NVIDIA style, and few killer new games are also hitting Android alongside STLTE: Bombsquad, a local multiplayer title; Beach Buggy Racing, another local multiplayer game (and the successor to Beach Buggy Blitz); and Broadsword, an MMORPG. All three games should be available now in the Play Store.

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The LTE SHIELD Tablet will be available for pre-order beginning today, with public availability at the end of the month.

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