Boy Genius Report noticed the newly created tablet comparison page over at T-Mobile USA’s web site that compares Apple’s iPad 2 against Motorola’s Xoom and LG’s G-Slate. The carrier blatantly slams both Motorola’s device and especially Apple’s gizmo while praising G-Slate:
The Android-powered T-Mobile G-Slate with Google is more than two times faster than the Apple iPad 2 on AT&T and Verizon, and three times faster than the Motorola Xoom on Verizon – and it’s less expensive, too! See all the ways this entertainment powerhouse leaves the competition in the dust.
True, they were comparing iPad 2’s network speed rather than CPU performance. Still, here’s a wireless company which gets away marketing their third-generation 3G HSPA+ network as being 4G-capable, telling its customers the most popular tablet in the world is no good. Could it be the carrier is simply jealous for it doesn’t carry iPad 2? The only two tablets they currently have on offer? Dell’s seven-inch Streak and the aforementioned G-Slate.
Way to go, T-Mobile, you’ve just diminished your chances of landing that iPhone distribution deal. If AT&T’s 3.6 million and Verizon’s 2.3 million iPhone activations in the June quarter are anything to go by, T-Mobile USA is clearly missing out on the opportunity to cash in on the popularity of Apple’s mobile gadgets. On the other hand, T-Mobile does host (unofficially, of course) a million iPhone users on their network and they now offer Micro SIM cards to GSM iPhone 4 users.