T-Mobile G-Slate (LG Optimus Pad): Initial Impressions from Engadget

The LG Optimus Pad will launch as the G-Slate on T-Mobile’s network in the U.S. I’m especially interested in it because of its ability to record 3D video (and presumably photos) and play back 3D content using some kind of special glasses. Engadget took it for a spin on the Mobile World Congress show floor.

LG Optimus Pad first hands-on! (video)

One welcome piece of news is that the G-Slate model they tried provided an unadorned Google Experience user interface. This means that it does not have a vendor provided “enhanced” UI found on many Android phones. Engadget also noted, however, that they managed to crash the G-Slate in two apps (browser & Google Maps). The one thing Engadget does not discuss is the 3D viewing experience with glasses.