T-Mobile has made some bold claims on its website, instances of which aren’t exactly uncommon. In fact, it has already been a tried and tested marketing strategy for quite sometime now, so that if T-Mobile is claiming it has the best tablet ever on offer in the form of the LG G-Slate, it should hardly be surprising.
T-Mobile is claiming the 3D capable G-Slate from LG is “more than two times faster than the Apple iPad 2 on AT&T and Verizon, and three times faster than the Motorola XOOM on Verizon — and it’s less expensive, too!”
However, by saying so, T-Mobile might be harping more on the speed of its network and not on the core abilities of the tablet itself. T-Mobile is countering that by saying “An independent third party conducted testing to compare T-Mobile’s G-Slate, AT&T’s iPad 2 and Verizon Wireless’ Motorola XOOM.” The fourth largest carrier in the US further added, “The testing was conducted in two cities – New York and Seattle – across 30 locations and at least five repetitions with each device per location per market. The total sample size was 300 tests encompassing at least 70 percent of a market.”
As for the G-Slate price, there is no way one can refute the claim of it being cheaper. Figures say it all as the LG tablet with 32 GB of storage can be had for $599.99 without any contract and $399.99 when agreeing to a 2-year data contract. In comparison, the 32 GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities costs $729, while the Motorola XOOM costs $599.99 on contract and $799.99 without any contract obligations.
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