So of the big 4 carriers T-Mobile didn’t focus on phones at their CES press conference on Thursday morning. Instead they shifted to substantial network improvements and the “buzz” word for this years CES convention, “Tablets”.
T-Mobile is set to double it’s speed of their “4G” HSPA+ network to 42 mbps. In addition they will introduce 25 “4G” devices and two “4G” tablets which are just around the corner.
The first “4G” tablet announced was the new Dell Streak 7 that is slated to be released in “the coming weeks” this 7″ version of the Dell Streak builds upon the uniqueness of the Dell Streak on a faster network. It’s reported to have peak theoretic speeds of 21mbps and run Android 2.2 OS out of the box. It will have a 7″ Gorilla Glass screen and the Nvidia Tegra 2 processor.
T-Mobile’s second tablet is the LG tablet everyone has been talking about coupled with the name “G Slate” that we reported last month. The LG, G Slate will come in the coming months and feature Android 3.0, Honeycomb.
T-Mobile also plans to expand it’s HSPA+ service in both population and speed. T-Mobile has said that it’s 4G footprint will have peak theoretic speeds of 21 mbps in the first half of 2011 and boost to 42mbps in the second half of the year.
T-Mobile demonstrated the 21mbps version of HSPA+ with a laptop stick made for the carrier by ZTE, which will launch in the coming months.