“T-Mobile is working closely with the majority of our OEM partners to deliver 4G products by integrating HSPA+ into roadmaps in 2011 as the dominant global standard. Consumers will continue to see HSPA+ fuel future innovation in a variety of mobile consumer electronics from smartphones and tablets to emerging devices. T-Mobile will continue to be at the forefront of wireless innovation, delivering an aggressive 4G product lineup in 2011, including 4G tablets.”
Tablets like the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab are increasing unpopularity so marketing them with a 4G network is a smart move. Downlink speeds of 10Mbps or more plus a brand new tablet equals more customers.
We expect to see a few tablets at CES and perhaps a few of them will be marketed as 4G devices in the US.