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T-Mobile G-Slate Remove phone

Posted: 02 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released
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Microsoft Surface RT Remove phone

Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (3.0)Windows (RT) 
Dimensions9.56 x 5.88 x 0.49 inches (243 x 149 x 12 mm)10.81 x 6.77 x 0.37 inches (275 x 172 x 9 mm) 
Weight21.87 oz (620 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
24.00 oz (680 g)
the average is 15 oz (429 g)
 
Display
Physical size8.9 inches10.6 inches 
Resolution1280 x 768 pixels1366 x 768 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 ppi148 ppi 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels, Dual-lens (3D)1 megapixel 
FlashLED  
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital zoom  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) 
FeaturesVideo callingVideo calling 
3D captureVideos: Videos: 1280x720 (720p) (30 fps)  
Front-facing camera2 megapixelsYes 
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 2NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 
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 MHzQuad core, 1300 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 
Graphics processorYesULP GeForce @ 520MHz 
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.

 2048 MB RAM 
Built-in storage32 GB32 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC 
Battery
Stand-by time11.4 days (273 hours)
the average is 32 days (763 h)
  
Capacity6400 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter by Album, Artist, Playlists 
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerStereo speakers 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 10 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, Picasa/Google+, Twitter  
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
Bluetooth2.14.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBFull-size USB 
FeaturesMass storage device  
HDMIYesMicro HDMI (Type D) 
OtherDLNA, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced05 Jan 201118 Jun 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 
MSRP price $ 500 

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