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G2x

G-Slate
Tegra 2-powered, HSPA+ compatible G2x and G-Slate to launch soon

The big news at T-Mobile USA may be the $39-billion takeover of the company by AT&T. But that merger could take months, perhaps years, for regulatory approval and completion. So, until then, it's business as usual for the company. That business today comes in the form of two Android-powered 4G devices from LG -- a smartphone and a tablet. 

First up, T-Mobile is rolling out another smartphone in the "G" series (which once included the first ever Android-powered device, the G1). This time, though, rather than partnering with HTC to design and manufacture the Google-branded device, T-Mobile has opted for LG. This results in a somewhat lengthy official title for the device, dubbed the "T-Mobile G2x with Google by LG". 

The G2x is the latest to join the carrier's "4G"-like, HSPA+-compatible lineup. But it is the first to also boast a dual-core processor, NVIDIA's Tegra 2. 

To show off the G2x's capabilities, T-Mobile is highlighting a number of multimedia features, including DTS Ultra Mobile, which pairs two audio technologies – DTS Envelo and DTS Boost – "for a premium surround sound experience." The racing game Need for Speed SHIFT HD will also come preloaded on the device, along with T-Mobile TV and Zinio eReader. 

Other features include a 4-inch screen, a rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel one, 1080p video recording, DLNA compatibility, 8GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, and Stereo Bluetooth 2.1. Because of the Google branding, the G2x will run a stock version of Android 2.2.

No pricing or exact availability was announced, but the G2x is expected to launch before summer.

Meanwhile, pricing of LG's upcoming Tegra 2-powered G-Slate for T-Mobile has been announced. Engadget notes that the 8.9-inch, 3D-capable tablet will run $529.99 after $100 mail-in rebate with a qualifying two-year contract. 

The Honeycomb-powered G-Slate can record 3D video, output it at 1080p, and access T-Mobile's HSPA+ network.  

A launch date for the G-Slate has not yet been confirmed.



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New Phones
By AlphaVirus on 3/22/2011 12:00:19 PM , Rating: 2
While I appreciate TMobile greatly supporting the Andriod OS, I wish they would support Windows 7 phones a little more. Currently they only have the HD7 and that screen is horridly huge.
I use the Focus which has a 4in screen but I want to upgrade my wife's phone and that extra .3 + bezel makes the HD7 undesirable.

The device does look good, comes with 2.2, and an 8mp comera (wonder how well it performs), so I'm sure it will sell well. I just hope when it's released they keep it under $200 subsidized.




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