T-Mo Announces G-Slate Pricing: $529.99 With 2 Year Contract

There have been a lot of T-Mo customers who have been eagerly awaiting a pricing announcement for the LG Android powered G-Slate tablet device.  Word finally came down today in the form of a very short press release (available after the break), and the price for the unit is not as good of news as people were hoping.  To get your hands on the 3D capable, Honeycomb powered device, you are going to have to shell out $529.99 with a 2 year commitment, and that is after getting a mail in rebate of $100.  Still, people were lining up to buy the Xoom when it was released at a higher price, what do you think?  Is the $529.99 price point acceptable to you?

PRESS RELEASE

T-Mobile G-Slate with Google by LG

Powered by Android 3.0 (Honeycomb), the G-Slate delivers a premium mobile entertainment experience with a brilliant 8.9-inch, 3D-capable, multitouch HD display and the ability to record 3D and full HD video. With the new G-Slate, customers can access their favorite TV shows, magazines, games and more with pre-installed applications such as T-Mobile TV, Need for Speed SHIFT HD and Zinio eReader. The T-Mobile G-Slate will cost $529.99 after $100 mail-in-rebate card with a qualifying mobile broadband plan on two-year agreement, voice line and enrollment in EasyPay.

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10 Comments

  1. 4G_or_not_4G
    March 22, 22:25 Reply

    This device as a 3/4G device is dead, as it is on a dying network. They need to lower the price to around $300…why would anybody go into a two year contract with a company that will be gone in a year. Before I could consider this device, going to have to show/commit to how it will still be valid after the merger.

  2. Anonymous
    March 23, 01:48 Reply

    Way too much for this device. Are these people dumb or what???

  3. Anonymous
    March 23, 01:48 Reply

    Way too much for this device. Are these people dumb or what???

  4. AntonS
    March 23, 02:53 Reply

    It can only be successful if it supports both bands of 3G/4G, supporting both TMobile’s and AT&T’s network. If not (even if the AT&T and TMobile merger doesn’t happen), it won’t sell.

  5. Anonymous
    March 23, 11:22 Reply

    Too much. Unless its quad band.

    Honestly Samsungs tablets look tempting.

    I wanted one, but price is just not right.

  6. Anonymous
    March 23, 14:51 Reply

    Don’t buy this! If AT&T merges with Tmobile, ALL 3G phones and devices from Tmobile will no longer work. They will use AT&T’s 3G network. You have been warned!. Read the statements from the merger plans.

  7. mic_rose_23
    March 23, 17:38 Reply

    $529.99 after $100 mail-in-rebate card with a qualifying mobile broadband plan on two-year agreement, voice line and enrollment in EasyPay? Have they lost their flippin’ minds? Do they think $530 is competitive for an 8.9″ display? Oh, I forgot 3D, c’mon do we really need a “TABLET” that shoots 3D. I think T-mobile seriously needs to rethink pricing. Oh and I forgot the most important part. EASYPAY??? Thats just another way of telling u that they will be taking money out of ur bank account every month automatically. They TRIPPIN’.

  8. Anonymous
    March 23, 17:44 Reply

    $529 on contract? Wow, the whole room must have been high at Tmo when they decided on the price. Guess they really don’t want to sell this thing and the pricing suggests that. I think everyone will be wary of purchasing this device unless they know for sure ATT will support its hspa+. Add all that up and it seems like Tmo doesn’t want to sell it, but are contractually bound to sell it.

  9. G1snip
    March 23, 22:21 Reply

    Samsung Galaxy Tab is on sale until 4.4 for $299.99. It’s normally $349.
    Do you honestly believe the G Slate is NOT going to run circles around the Tab
    and any competion both from other T-Mo devices and the other android tablets?

    This machine is a BEAST.

    Creativity. Innovation. Technology. T-Mo defines the phrases.
    AT&T bought ’em to help raise THEIR bar, not drag us down.

  10. G1snip
    March 23, 22:21 Reply

    Samsung Galaxy Tab is on sale until 4.4 for $299.99. It’s normally $349.
    Do you honestly believe the G Slate is NOT going to run circles around the Tab
    and any competion both from other T-Mo devices and the other android tablets?

    This machine is a BEAST.

    Creativity. Innovation. Technology. T-Mo defines the phrases.
    AT&T bought ’em to help raise THEIR bar, not drag us down.

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