TMobile GSlate early adopters get a 100 discount

first_imgThe Motorola Xoom isn’t the only Honeycomb tablet in town. The G-Slate from T-Mobile also runs Google’s new tablet version of Android, and T-Mobile wants to drum up support for the newly-launched tablet by offering a $100 discount off of the $529.99 regular price with a 2-year contract. To get the $100 off, you have to call T-Mobile and use the promo code GSLATE100 before April 27th, and the sales rep will knock $100 off of your total.You’re still stuck with a 2-year contract with T-Mobile, so if you’re not a T-Mobile customer now you’ll have to sign up for a data plan. If you’re already a T-Mobile customer, you’ll have to renew your contract for two more years. As mentioned, the promotional offer is good through April 27th, so if you’ve been interested in the G-Slate, now might be the time to pick one up.The T-Mobile G-Slate is also known as the LG Optimus Pad, for those keeping track. The G-Slate features an 8.9-inch backlit LCD display that runs at a native resolution of 1280 x 768-pixels, and can play full HD video. Under the hood you’ll find a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 32GB of solid-state storage. The G-Slate also has access to T-Mobile’s cellular network via HSPA+, meaning it can take advantage of T-Mobile’s 4G speeds. When using Wi-Fi, the G-Slate can connect to 802.11b, g, or n networks.The tablet has a 2 megapixel front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear camera, and can shoot video in 720p and 1080p. Perhaps one of the most unique features on the G-Slate is the stereoscopic 3D cameras on the rear, which allow you to shoot 3D video in 720p. However, considering how well received 3D on smartphones and tablets has been received so far, it’s a toss-up whether or not that’s actually a feature or a gimmick.The G-Slate quietly joined the slim ranks of Honeycomb tablets widely available this week. It’s likely that the promotion will bring out a bit more interest in the tablet, but considering the price and the need for a 2-year contract to get the discount, it might not be worth signing up for T-Mobile unless you really want it. If you’d rather pick up a G-Slate and go month-to-month without a data contract (and subsequently without mobile data coverage,) it’ll set you back $729.99.Read more at TMoNewslast_img read more

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