LG Electronics is challenging Apple’s iPad and Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy Tab with an 8.9-inch Android-based tablet PC launching in the first quarter of the next year.
“LG Electronics decided to launch a new tablet PC, so-called LG Pad, both in the domestic and overseas markets in the first quarter of the next year when Google unveils Honeycomb, tablet PC-version Android OS,” a senior official from LG Electronics said on Wednesday.
LG Electronics has been preparing for LG Pad by forming a taskforce since early this year. It put much effort into building the tablet PC, for example, by reflecting North American and European consumers’ opinions into the product.
The company’s wild cards include the 8.9-inch screen, Honeycomb-based and Tegra 2 Dual Core Processor.
The 8.9 inch screen will be the deciding factor that makes LG Pad a success or failure, the company thought. The size is between Galaxy Tab’s 7-inch screen and iPad’s 9.7-inch, combining strengths and weaknesses of the two products.
The new LG tablet PC will run on Honeycomb, a tablet PC-version Android OS developed by Google, and adopt NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core Processor as its main processor.
“While the existing tablet PCs focus on e-book, movie, music and the Internet functions, LG’s new tablet PC is jumping into the market with more diverse contents based on powerful functions,” an official from the company said.
[Written by Jae-kwon Sohn, Si-young Hwang - Su-hyun Song / edited by Soyoung Chung]
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