The two South Korean companies – LG and Samsung are out to pamper the Indian tablet PC fans with some of the latest devices they have on offer. So while Samsung has announced it will launch its 10.1 inch sized tablet, the Galaxy Tab 2, as well as the 8.9 inch tablet that is yet to have an official name, arch rival LG Mobiles has said it will bring in its Optimus Pad to provide a worthy alternative to what is currently available, including the first gen Apple iPad. Interestingly, the LG Optimus Pad also sports an 8.9 inch display and the only tablet so far to boasts of 3D capabilities. Also, all the tablets mentioned run the latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
However, Samsung will be the first off the block with the Galaxy Tab 2 and the 8.9 inch sized tablet to hit markets this months. There are no price details as yet, though the first gen Galaxy Tab has already gone though a price revision that has made the 7 inch Android 2.2 tablet a lot cheaper.
As for the Optimus Tab, LG has stated the tablet would not make it to store shelves before June. There are no price details revealed, though LG has hinted at a price point below the INR 30,000 mark. Exact price details of the Optimus Tab are not forthcoming before the end of May. In any case, the INR 30,00o mark isn’t bad for the price sensitive Indian market, though the company feels it has to produce even cheaper tablet PCs to really make a considerable impact. The price also compares favorably with the Apple iPad where the least priced iPad costs INR 25,500, down from the initial INR 27,900 price tag that came with it.
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