Thursday, April 28, 2011

Honeycomb Tablet Has 4G and 3-D But Is No iPad | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

Looks like this slate probably won’t be successful enough to warrant an Apple lawsuit

I’ve been testing the G-Slate, and in my view, it performs pretty well overall—about as well as the first Honeycomb tablet, the Xoom. But it isn’t nearly as good a choice as the iPad 2.

Of its three big differentiators, the only clear winner is the 4G cellular capability, which is much speedier than cellular data on the iPad, or on any other Honeycomb tablet I know of. The 3-D feature, which requires the use of 1950s-style colored glasses, seems like a parlor trick to me. And the in-between size, while potentially attractive for one-handed use, is undercut by the fact that, somehow, despite being smaller, the G-Slate is actually a bit heavier than the iPad 2, and a third thicker.

Honeycomb Tablet Has 4G and 3-D But Is No iPad | Walt Mossberg | Personal Technology | AllThingsD

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