LG Optimus Pad LTE unleashed sans Ice Cream Sandwich

LG has announced the follow up to the G-Slate/Optimus Pad tablet that was launched back in February 2011 at MWC - the LG Optimus Pad LTE.

As is the fashion with tab and smartphone launches at present, the Korean company has slapped 4G connectivity on its device, but has cocked-up somewhat with the OS. Instead of the expected Ice Cream Sandwich, the LG Optimus Pad LTE is to launch with Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

Lighter and skinnier than the original, the new Pad measures in at 245 x 151.4 x 9.34mm and weighs 497g. It has a 1280 x 720 True HD IPS 8.9-inch display and it is all powered by a Qualcomm 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It's got a healthy 32GB of storage on board, which can be doubled using a regular SD card - apparently the first tab to offer this option.

Cameras are an 8-megapixel primary one that can shoot HD video and a 2-megapixel one for all your video calling needs. There's DLNA connectivity on board and HDMI options as well.

"With tablets generating five times more traffic than the average smartphone, it’s not a huge jump to assume that tablet users need and want faster connectivity," said Dr. Jongseok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. "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."

The LG Optimus Pad LTE will be available in South Korea first, although there’s no word on exactly when and at what price. We'll keep you updated.



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