Even though the upcoming G-Slate tablet won’t require the use of 3D glasses, it will come with a pair of glasses anyway.
No, it’s not some sort of anti-glasses gimmick. It’s because 3D content created or shared by the G-Slate can be viewed on full-screen 3D TVs and other displays, which do require 3D glasses.
It isn’t clear what kind of 3D glasses will be included, but we highly doubt they’ll be the $150-$200 kind of active shutter lenses used by many Samsung and Panasonic TVs. Instead, they’ll probably be passive 3D glasses, the kind used in movie theaters as well as other TV sets made by LG, Vizio, and others…or they’ll simply be those anaglyphic glasses that use red and blue plastic.
Also included in the box are the standard accessories – a battery, charger, and USB cable.
The G-Slate is expected to be the first glasses-free 3D tablet in the US, so it carries a lot of expectations. It has a 3D camera, 32 GB of built-in memory, 3D-enabled HDMI output, and 3D games pre-loaded.
It runs on Nvidia’s 1 GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, features an 8.9-inch, 1280×768 display, and will run on the latest version of Android, 3.0.
T-Mobile is the G-Slate’s exclusive mobile carrier partner, and is expected to begin selling the device later this month. Its price has not been announced.