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LG reveals Optimus Pad Android Honeycomb tablet with 8.9-inch touchscreen

Product Launch by Michael Oryl on Monday February 14, 2011.

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At the Mobile World Congress event today in Barcelona, LG showed the world its answer to Apple's iPad: the new Android 3.0 Honeycomb powered LG Optimus Pad. The Pad features a 8.9-inch touchscreen display that LG says is the perfect compromise between larger 10-inch displays and smaller 7-inch displays. The display offers users 1280 x 768 pixel resolution in a 15:9 widescreen format.

Like the Optimus 3D smartphone that was also launched today, the Optimus Pad features dual 5 megapixel cameras on the back for recording 3D content. The tablet's display, however, is not capable of displaying 3D content directly, though the tablet supports HDMI connections to compatible 3D television sets. A forward facing 2 megapixel camera provides support for the video chatting feature of Android 3.0 Honeycomb's Google Talk chat client.

The Optimus Tab is powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and features 32GB of internal storage. It contains a 6,400mAh battery and measures 243mm x 149.4mm 12.8mm in size while weighing 630g, making it 100g lighter than Apple's iPad.

The Optimus Pad supports 3G HSPA+ data connections on the 900, 1700, and 2100MHz frequency bands (compatible with T-Mobile USA), and also functions on 850, 900, and 1900MHz GSM networks. 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi is available for local wireless connections, as well.

LG expects the Optimus Pad to be available in some markets starting in March, but no pricing has been announced at this time.

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