We’ve been wondering just how in-depth AT&T was going to incorporate DirecTV into their services. After offering some pretty awesome bundle deals after the acquisition, AT&T is up to it again.
Today, AT&T has announced the LG G Pad X 10.1 tablet that will be coming to your nearby AT&T location starting September 4th (this Friday). Pre-bundled on the G Pad X 10.1 is the DirecTV application which will allow you to start watching your favorite TV shows before you even have service set up at your home.
The device will run you $249.99 with a two-year contract, or $17.50 a month for 20 months with AT&T’s Tablet Installment Plan. The G Pad X 10.1 is sporting a 2.26GHz Quad Core processor with 2GB of RAM. As well as a 7400mAh battery, 32GB of on board storage with a MicroSD card slot with support of up to 128GB. The G Pad X 10,1 will also be running Android 5.1.1 out of the box, but there was no mention of whether this device will be updated to Android Marshmallow.
As the first tablet to offer the DIRECTV app, the LG G Pad X 10.1 is a game-changer for entertainment,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Device Marketing and Developer Services, AT&T. “With the G Pad X 10.1 you can walk out of an AT&T store watching your favorite shows on DIRECTV, before the service is even installed in your home. Combining this with a high speed processor, Full HD screen, and the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, the G Pad X 10.1 is a comprehensive mobile entertainment system at an affordable price.
This is probably only the first of many devices to have the DirecTV app pre-loaded onto it, so we can only wait and see what AT&T has up their sleeve next. Let us know what you think about this new device, and the fact that the DirecTV app is pre-loaded on it in the comments below.