Having recently announced highly impressive quarterly sales for the iPad 2, is Apple's all-conquering tablet now in danger? T-Mobile seems to think so.
On its website, T-Mobile USA has belittled the popular iPad tablet, by creating a comparison page showing Apple's tablet in a bad light.
The page compares T-Mobile's G-Slate tablet (or LG G-Slate) with Apple's iPad 2 and the Motorola Xoom, listing specifications and price; with the overall conclusion being that the G-Slate is cheaper and faster than the other two. The Android powered G-Slate is claimed to be more than two times faster than Apple's iPad 2 and three times faster than the other Android powered device, Motorola Xoom.
It's easy to certify one of the above specifications, namely that T-Mobile's tablet is indeed less expensive than the other two. But that much faster? Not so sure about that.
When asked to justify the comparison by BGR, a T-Mobile spokesperson said that the three tablets' speed tests had been carried out by independent parties, in New York and Seattle, across 30 locations.
Apparently, the results showed that G-Plate is 200% faster than Apple iPad 2 and 300% faster than Motorola Xoom. The numbers sure seem a little phantasmagoric.
And even if it were true, the G-Plate has no chance of beating the iPad 2 when it comes to interface and applications.