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LG announces its first LTE powered tablet - LG Optimus Pad LTE, doesn't plan a U.S. release

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LG announces its first LTE powered tablet - LG Optimus Pad LTE, doesn't plan a U.S. release
UPDATE: We reached out to LG to see if we could get some more details regarding exactly where and when its latest tablet is to come out, and the company was kind enough to respond. The good news is that the Optimus Pad LTE will launch as soon as next week; however, the bad news is that it stays Korea-exclusive for now, as LG currently has no plans to release it on other markets. Still, they did mention that they'll be keeping an eye on how Korean customers receive the device, and who knows, if it turns out to be a big success, the manufacturer might as well change its mind!


LG announces its first LTE powered tablet - LG Optimus Pad LTE, doesn't plan a U.S. release
LG has just announced its first LTE enabled tablet, the LG Optimus Pad LTE. Like the LG Optimus LTE smartphone, the tablet has 4G LTE connectivity and True HD IPS display. The LG Optimus Pad LTE will launch first in Korea equipped with that 8.9 inch HD display and resolution of 1280 x 720. On back is an 8MP camera for shooting high definition video while a 2MP camera up front takes self portraits and lets you video chat. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor with Android 3.2 installed. The Optimus Pad LTE is also the world’s first tablet to support an microSD memory card expandable to 32GB.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company, said that since tablets generate five times the traffic of a smartphone, tablet users need LTE connectivity. He said, "The combination of LG’s LTE technology with the tablet form factor is a clear advantage for consumers who use a tablet as their primary consumption device when on the move."

LG did not release a specific launch date or pricing information, and there is no word on when or if this device will be making the long flight to the States.

source: LG


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posted on 17 Jan 2012, 21:14

1. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Whoopdy damn doo. I am ready for another sucky 600$ tablet. LG surprise us. I got faith in you.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 21:38

2. BattleBrat (Posts: 885; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


No ICS?

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 23:12 1

3. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


true hd ips is sucky? if they stick to stock android ics and in the 200-300 range it should succeed. for bigger screens we need better refresh rates and resolutions.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 23:34 1

4. simonfrady (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


Yes, Finally LG !.. way u go LG..
bad is
1. no ICS at launch ?
2. not nvidia tegra 3 ?
3. no 3D video recording ?

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 00:00 2

5. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Lg gooo!!!!

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 03:14

7. simonfrady (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


hope really out on next week..

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 10:19

8. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


They also said no US release for the Optimus LTE, and now we have the Nitro HD and the Spectrum for Verizon so.........

posted on 19 Jan 2012, 16:46

9. fanesxx (Posts: 62; Member since: 19 May 2011)


if your the first to have LTE who cares, no one remebers that

posted on 30 Jan 2012, 02:52

10. simonfrady (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Dec 2011)


still no news about launch...

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