T-Mobile Now Offers Nexus 9 With LTE
T-Mobile earns the distinction of being the first major wireless carrier anywhere to offer the Nexus 9 with LTE. If customers check T-Mobile's online store now, they will find that the tablet is being sold at $24.99 on a two-year contract, or $600 at full retail price.
The LTE edition of the Nexus 9 basically shares the same specifications as the regular one. That means buyers will be treated to the same 8.9-inch display screen made of Gorilla Glass 3, and with 2048 by 1536 resolution. It is also equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera. Hardware-wise, the tablet features a 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 dual-core processor with a 192-core Kepler graphics processing unit (GPU). Completing the package are 32 gigabytes of internal storage and a nifty 6,700 mAh battery to boot.
The device also comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. Lollipop debuted on the latest Nexus releases this year, and buyers of this LTE-compatible Nexus 9 can expect to experience what Material Design and its accompanying enhancements and improved interface are all about.
Based on reviews so far, the Nexus 9 appears to be a good choice of tablet for those who want to enjoy as many games as they want, as well as for those who need a device for doing graphics-heavy tasks. But with LTE capability, the Nexus 9 is infused with unparalleled connectivity in terms of cellular and Internet browsing capacity.
T-Mobile's LTE Nexus 9 is equipped for using 4G LTE networks and even comes with 200 megabytes of data free of charge for the life of the device, that is as long as it is used on T-Mobile. Although if buyers still want more, they can always add their Nexus 9 tablets to a T-Mobile Simple Choice plan where they will need to pay $10 every month.
It is not clear yet when it will be made available on the Google Play store, so those who want to get the tablet now will just have to exercise a little patience. For those who can not, well the Nexus 9 offered by T-Mobile is likely of the unlocked variety.
Manufactured by Taiwan-based phone maker HTC, the Nexus 9 was released by Google earlier this year in October, alongside two other new Nexus offerings, namely the Nexus 6 smartphone and the Nexus Player media streaming device.
When it was first introduced, Google had hinted that an LTE-compatible version of the Nexus 9 would be available in the coming weeks or months. It took about two months for an LTE edition to finally be widely available through T-Mobile. The carrier may be first off the blocks in selling this special Nexus 9 version, but it is quite possible that other carriers, major or not, may follow suit.
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