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T-Mobile G-Slate vs Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet

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Posted: 02 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (3.0)Android (2.3) 
Dimensions9.56 x 5.88 x 0.49 inches (243 x 149 x 12 mm)8.10 x 5.00 x 0.48 inches (206 x 127 x 12 mm) 
Weight21.87 oz (620 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
14.10 oz (400 g)
the average is 14.5 oz (413 g)
 
Display
Physical size8.9 inches7.0 inches 
Resolution1280 x 768 pixels1024 x 600 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

168 ppi170 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

 IPS LCD 
Colors 16 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor  
Camera
Camera5 megapixels, Dual-lens (3D)  
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital zoom  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)  
FeaturesVideo calling  
3D captureVideos: Videos: 1280x720 (720p) (30 fps)  
Front-facing camera2 megapixels  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

NVIDIA Tegra 2TI OMAP4 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1000 MHzDual core, 1000 MHz 
Graphics processorYesYes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

 1024 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Stand-by time11.4 days (273 hours)
the average is 36 days (861 h)
  
Capacity6400 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, Picasa/Google+, TwitterFacebook 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS  
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1  
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesMass storage device  
HDMIYes  
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recording  
Availability
Officially announced05 Jan 201107 Nov 2011 
Shopping information
Accessories NOOK Tablet, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Power Adapter, Rechargeable Battery (installed) 

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