With its domestic compatriot Samsung hogging all the limelight with the soon to be launched Galaxy Pad tablet, how can LG be far behind. For the second largest business conglomerate in South Korea too is increasingly being seen upping the ante with the tablet device of its own. Named the Optimus Pad, LG too is keen to see the iPad toppled from the top slot that its holding right now and is banking on a mix of superior performance along with a sleeker and thinner form to see it rise to the top of the tablet heap.
Unfortunately, very little is known of the Optimus Pad even though LG maintains the tablet will be having a lot of firsts in the segment. Which means it will be capable of a lot of things that no other tablet device have so far been able to pull off. Exactly what these ‘firsts’ are has been kept a secret and will be so until the ‘fourth quarter’ which is when LG is expected to introduce the tablet.
Another thing that has been kept under wraps is whether the tablet will run the latest Android 2.2 Froyo right out of the box or will it follow the more usual method of pre-installing the tablet with an earlier version following by providing them with the upgrade version later on.
In any case, this is another tablet that is expected to steal the show as the IFA unfolds in just a few days.
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