T-Mobile is evidently planning a huge sale in celebration of Valentine's day, offering all phones (plus the Springboard tablet and G-Slate) free for one day only this Saturday, February 11th. The deal will apply to current and new customers with Value or Classic Plans. Customers looking to take advantage of the sale will need to pay the 2-year subsidy, and will receive a full reimbursement via mail-in rebate card.
Update: The sale was apparently extended by an extra day through end of Sunday due to downed systems and busy stores that couldn't handle demand.
It sounds like those looking to pick up certain devices (including the Galaxy SII and HTC Amaze 4G) may need to have a 5GB data plan to be eligible for the sale. Read More
Owners of the LG G-Slate have been waiting a long time to get some custom ROM action on the 8.9-inch device, and now that dream may finally become a reality thanks to a quick hack that unlocks the bootloader. The process is stupid-easy - it's basically as simple as flashing a .zip file in ClockworkMod.
While there aren't any custom ROMs available for the device just yet, the first custom kernels are starting to show up on RootzWiki - a good sign indeed.
For full instructions, including all required downloads, head over to this Google Code page.
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Update: The OTA is rolling out now, according to T-Mobile support. Changelog:
- Google Videos - A new Videos app has been added that allows you to buy and rent movies.
- Recent apps list expanded - The recent apps list has been expanded to show all apps recently used. After opening the apps list, touch one of the apps to access it.
- Home screen resizable widgets - Widgets built-in to Android 3.0 (Calendar, Email, Gmail, etc.) can now be resized vertically or horizontally on any one of the five home screens.
- USB accessory support - Customers can now attach a keyboard, pointing device, or gamepad to the G-Slate for use with typing, gaming, etc.
Following in the steps of our 1st giant XOOM giveaway, we threw another giveaway 2 weeks ago with an even hotter prize - the LG G-Slate 3D tablet (thanks to NVIDIA again for providing the prize!). With close to 2000 Twitter and over 1200 Facebook entries, I am now ready to name the winner who will be able to shoot 3D movies left and right like it's his job, all while playing Angry Birds and gChatting his family.
This time around, we've opened up the giveaway to a few more countries, such as Malaysia, India, and South Africa (sorry, Argentina, you were removed), so that folks from all over the world could participate. Read More
Our first giant giveaway was a huge success, with lots of excited entries received from many countries around the world in the 2 weeks it was running. In the end, one lucky winner - Keef from the UK - walked away with a free XOOM Wi-Fi, excited beyond belief. While we could only pick one winner for that giveaway, I promised that more would be coming, one more awesome than the other.
Today, I'm glad to announce our 2nd giant giveaway, also sponsored by NVIDIA, with the grand prize of the T-Mobile LG G-Slate 3D tablet with a street price of $750-800 (Amazon $800, T-Mobile $750). Read More
In the world of Android, devices have to go through a certain right-of-passage in order to really be embraced by the community. Part of the journey is becoming rooted, and thanks to XDA Forum member Chandon, the LG G-Slate has officially passed this portion of the test.
This article deals with a couple of advanced topics. If you’re unfamiliar with some of the terms, hit up our primers here:
The process is nowhere near as easy as it is for, say, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, so don't expect a simply copy/paste or even a one-click root. Read More
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. Read More
: It's true - against all odds, T-Mobile has confirmed
that the G-Slate will indeed be launching on April 20. Just one more day, folks!
Listen up, 3D fanatics - according to TmoNews, LG's multidimensional G-Slate will go on sale on April 20th.
It's not the first time we've seen this date thrown around, and it would certainly make sense given the fact that two of T-Mobile's other flagships - the G2x and the Sidekick 4G - are also launching on 4/20. However, we must express some skepticism given the fact that, well, we're two days away from the 20th, and T-Mobile has yet to issue a press release, let alone put the tablet up for pre-order. Read More
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. Read More
Remember that onslaught of dual-core smartphones and Honeycomb-running tablets we have been anticipating for a while now? It has already begun - and it is only going to keep on growing. The latest rumored release is for the LG G-Slate and G2X, which, according to TmoNews, are both set to launch at T-Mobile stores on April 20.
The dual-core G-Slate (also known as Optimus Pad) will be, along with the upcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, the first Honeycomb-running rivals to give the Motorola XOOM a run for its money. LG's 8.9" tab will be the first to incorporate 3D technology, and is rumored to be priced at $699 (let's just hope that's off-contract). Read More