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LG Confirms G-Slate Tablet Will Have 3D Screen

A spokesperson for LG in France has confirmed that the company's tablet, the G-Slate, will have a 3D-capable display which will not need any special glasses to be viewed.

French website GPSandCo (opens in new tab) says that the tablet will be able to record videos in 3D, although we're not sure how this will be done given that it has only two cameras - one at the rear and one in front.

LG has also confirmed that the tablet will come with the same processor as the LG Optimus 2X, an Nvidia Tegra 2, clocked at 1GHz, plus a 8.9-inch WVGA display.

There will also be a microUSB port and HDMI support, and looks set to go on sale in the US in Q1 2011 with a rumoured price of $299 subsidised. Like for the Apple iPad, there will be a number of versions with different storage sizes and different connectivity options (optional 3G/4G connectivity).

T-Mobile US has already confirmed that the tablet will be its first 4G tablet with Honeycomb (although technically T-Mobile US has a 3.5G/HSPA+ network) and is already taking pre-orders for the tablet.

Chances are that the LG G-slate will be available before the Motorola Xoom - at least in Europe - and will be present at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.