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LG Intros Its First LTE Tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE

Looking for a tablet that can connect to a next-gen wireless 4G LTE network? LG has one in the works, but it will initially launch in Korea first sporting the same True HD IPS display tech used on the Optimus LTE smartphone.

Called the Optimus Pad LTE (what's with the Transformers labels for tablets lately?), the Honeycomb-flavored tablet will feature an 8.9-inch IPS True HD Display with a 1280 x 768 resolution, an 8MP camera on the rear and a 2MP camera on the front. Powering this tablet will be a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm dual-core, dual-channel SoC, and a 6,800mAh battery.

As for other specs, the device will weigh around 1.1 lbs and measure 9.65 x 5.56 x 0.37-inches. It will also have 32 GB of on-board storage, a microSD card slot for adding up to an additional 32 GB, HDMI output, support for DLNA media streaming, and Google's Android 3.2. The tablet will also have the obvious LTE connectivity and presumably 802.11 b/g/n support for accessing Wi-F networks.

"Optimus Pad LTE offers easy-to-use controls and functions such as the Smart Movie Editor for editing pictures and videos more easily," the company said on Wednesday. "Moreover, Web Duet allows for e-mailing, messaging and SNS sharing with search functions, and On-Screen Phone (OSP) ensures compatibility with LG smartphones."

LG did not offer pricing or availability, so stay tuned for more details.

  • blackened144
    Im still waiting on the $250 Tegra3 based devices to make an appearance before I pull the trigger... I may not be buying one of those Tegra3 tablets, but their existence in the marketplace should be enough to drive the price of everything else down.. I would get a WiFI only model anyway, I really dont want another monthly bill for wireless, LTE or not..
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  • classzero
    Way to push buttons with more Transformers references.
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  • freggo
    LG usually makes quality products. The specs on this tablet are not bad; depending on the price range we are talking.
    So let's wait and see what they have to say about that.
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  • backbydemand
    OK its slim, rectangular and has rounded corners
    ...
    Apple lawsuit in 3... 2... 1...
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  • an o-Pad mmmm...
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  • richboyliang
    inb4 lawsuit
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  • neon871
    "Optimus Pad " put the Tegra3 in it and call it "Maxie pad LTE"
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  • cknobman
    freggoLG usually makes quality products. The specs on this tablet are not bad; depending on the price range we are talking.So let's wait and see what they have to say about that.
    Im gonna disagree with you there. For me I have had very bad luck with all 3 models of phones I have bought from them (1 model is an Optimus S android). Every one of my lg phones was a POS that had reliability problems. My current optimus s is so screwed up it is unusable. You could point and blame the carrier but its funny that my HTC phones work just fine.
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