T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to offer the LTE version of the HTC Nexus 9, the flagship tablet with the new Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The telecom is asking either $599.76 or $24.99 for 24 months with $0 down for the high-end model, which can connect to T-Mobile’s high-speed cellular-wireless data network on the go. This 4G version has 32 GB of built-in storage.
As an incentive, the carrier offers 200 MB of free data a month for the life of the device. Or pay $10 a month to add a tablet and double the data on a Simple Choice voice plan (up to 5 GB a month) for use specifically on the tablet.
T-Mobile is currently the only way to get an LTE-enabled version of this device, as Google’s store still lists it as “Coming Soon”.
More About the HTC Nexus 9
The Nexus 9 was the first tablet with Google’s Android 5.0, code-named Lollipop. It also marked HTC’s return to the tablet market after several years.
It has an 8.9-inch, QXGA (1536×2048) screen, giving it a 4:3 aspect ratio. This is an IPS LCD covered in Gorilla Glass 3.
At its heart is a 2.3 GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 processor. The 64-bit chip, as one of the highlights of Android 5.0 is support for processors of this type. The device has 2 GB of RAM.
Like previous tablets in the Nexus series, there is no microSD memory card slot, as users are expected to depend on Google Drive for external storage.
The 16 GB, Wi-Fi-only version starts at $399, and the 32 GB one sells for $479.
To learn more, read our HTC Nexus 9 Review.