LG's Optimus Pad to cost a bloody fortune (from MWC 2011)

LG's Optimus Pad to cost a bloody fortune (from MWC 2011)LG’s other big draw at Mobile World Congress - alongside the Optimus 3D - is its tablet offering, the Optimus Pad. It’ll have stiff competition from Motorola’s Xoom, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab and the iPad 2. So how does it look?

The immediate trait that sets the LG Optimus Pad apart from its rivals is the screen size. The 7in Samsung Galaxy Tab was definitely on the small side, while some would argue that the 10.1in screen of the iPad verges on too big. The LG Optimus Pad acknowledges those schools of thought and sits on its own at 8.9in.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company, said: “We think the LG Optimus Pad achieves the right blend of portability and viewability with no performance compromises.”

Like the LG Optimus 3D, the Optimus Pad supports 3D video recording. However, unlike its smartphone brother, it doesn’t have a glasses-free 3D screen. For 3D playback, you can either buy a pair of glasses, or hook it up to your mega-expensive 3D TV.

Of course, the dual-core LG Optimus 3D will run Honeycomb, Android’s tablet OS.

Engadget reports that the LG Optimus Pad will retail for a whopping €999 in Germany. That’s just under £850 in UK money. It's expected to arrive in March.

We’ll be feeling up the LG Optimus Pad and Optimus 3D shortly. Stay tuned for pics and video.

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