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T-Mobile Teams With LG, Dell on Tablets

T-Mobile hopes to make a splash in the tablet pool with a pair of partnership announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show.

The nations fourth-largest carrier unveiled the LG G-Slate today. No details yet on a release date, only that itll be available in coming months.”

The T-Mobile G-Slate with Google will come loaded with the yet-to-be-unveiled Android Honeycomb OS. Its being touted as the first 4G tablet from the two companies with this operating system update.

T-Mobile is proud to add a new milestone in the evolution of the Android platform with our first 4G tablet powered by Android 3.0,” said Cole Brodman, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile USA. The T-Mobile G-Slate with Google will build on our rich history of Android innovation and leadership and deliver deep integration with Google services.”

The Android Honeycomb platform was designed from the ground up for devices with larger screen sizes and addresses the unique aspects of tablet use cases and form factors. Google says the Honeycomb user experience improves on Android favorites such as widgets, multi-tasking, browsing, notifications and customization. It will also feature the latest Google Mobile innovations including Google Maps 5.0 with 3D interaction, collection of more than 3 million eBooks and Google Talk with video and voice chat.

But T-Mobile didnt stop there. Its also showing off the new Dell Streak 7, which the companies say is their first 4G-capable tablet specifically designed for T-Mobiles super-fast” broadband speeds. 

The Streak 7 is touted as having a brilliant 7-inch WVGA touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, making it ideal for Web browsing, streaming video, watching TV and movies, reading books and magazines or playing games virtually anytime, anywhere. The Streak 7 runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo)  and includes a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and full support for Adobe Flash Player. It comes preloaded with a variety of T-Mobile content and applications, and includes access to the Android Market.

The Streak 7 includes a rear-facing 5MP camera for HD stills and video recording as well as a front-facing 1.3MP camera with the Qik Video Chat application.

This tablet will be available in coming weeks.” No pricing information available yet for either device.


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