LG G-Slate (3D) Release March: Tablet war warming up nicely

The LG G-Slate tablet is creating a lot of excitement in the tech world at the moment and we’ve already detailed that it’s coming to T-Mobile, and then reported on a recent spot in a YouTube video. In the latter article only 2 days ago we noted that it was about time we heard a bit more official detail and lo and behold it arrived.

We already knew that the G-Slate would have 4G HSPA+ connectivity and that it would run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and it was also widely rumored that it would be 3D-enabled. Well, now it’s official with news brought to us from Chris Ziegler over on Engadget sourced from a T-Mobile and LG press release. We now have confirmation that the G-Slate will have a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor and 32GB of internal storage.

As far as the 3D aspect goes this has also been confirmed as the G-Slate will have stereoscopic rear video cameras with the ability of 1080p 3D recording. One of these cameras has a dual role as it can be used as a 5-megapixel still camera along with LED flash. Video chat will also be available with a front-facing 2-megapixel camera, to be used in conjunction with Wi-Fi or T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network.

The G-Slate will have an 8.9-inch screen and to be able to take advantage of 3D content you will need 3D glasses. There’s no word yet on pricing but LG now confirms a March release date, which ties in with our previous rumored release date of March 23. The G-Slate will arrive then after the Motorola Xoom, which looks likely to be a major competitor. Electronista also reports on this news and makes the good point that the G-Slate could also be a big contender to the Apple iPad.

One thing is for sure, following this official information we can say the G-Slate looks very impressive indeed and it looks like the tablet war that is surely coming in the next few months, is warming up very nicely indeed. What are your thoughts on the LG G-Slate? Why not let us know with your comments please.