T-Mobile will be rolling out LG’s G Slate in due time, but that also means one thing – said device will have to drop by the hallowed halls of the FCC first before they are able to hit the market. In advance of the official launch of the LG G-Slate, the tablet is making a stop by the FCC, where all wireless devices must go before they can be sold in the US.
Not very much is known about the LG G Slate at point of publishing from the FCC documents since no images were provided, but we do know that it will come in two variants – a Wi-Fi only model as well as a 3G capable version.
The G-Slate won FCC approval for GSM 850, 1900 and 3G WCDMA II and V bands, which makes the device a good candidate for AT&T’s 3G service in the United States. No mention was made of a CDMA version of the device, nor support for T-Mobile’s 1700 AWS band, so it looks like AT&T may have exclusive rights to the G-Slate when it appears in the States. There’s not really that much to be learned from the FCC listing at this point, and there are no pictures. But it is good to see that there will be a WiFi-only version of the tablet as well as a 3G model.
Interestingly, Wireless Goodness notes that the 3G model actually appears to be destined for AT&T’s network rather than T-Mobile’s, but I suspect the T-Mobile version will make an FCC appearance sooner or later. T-Mobile is expected to begin selling the tablet this month.