LG has launched its first tablet – the Android-powered 3D-enabled LG Optimus Pad.
The 8.9-inch tablet is designed to offer the full viewing experience of a tablet while being easy to hold with one hand. The Optimus Pad will start shipping at the end of March.
The LG Optimus Pad is powered by Google’s Android 3.0 platform (Honeycomb) and has a NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor.
It is equipped with a 3D camera to allow users to capture images and video on the tablet and then transfer them to 3D TVs or upload via YouTube 3D. With 1080p Full HD decoding, movie enthusiasts can transfer high-quality content to their TVs without any loss in picture quality.
Meanwhile, a wide collection of console-quality games are available through the Tegra Zone app that runs seamlessly on the LG Optimus Pad. For business users, there is a built-in video conferencing feature.
The Optimus Pad’s 15:9 aspect ratio allows users access to the full range of applications in Android Market and the 1280x768 WXGA resolution displays multimedia content in full widescreen format.
It comes after LG announced the launch of the world’s first 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D earlier today (14 February).
LG Mobile CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park said: ‘I’m confident that this year LG will emerge as a leader in the next-generation of smartphone and tablet devices. What you see here today is just the beginning. We will continue to innovate with products that address consumer needs and deliver benefits that live up to our ‘Life’s Good’ commitment.'
Meanwhile, LG and YouTube announced they are taking ‘a major step forward’ with a partnership to provide a unique 3D mobile experience for users. The new partnership is part of a broader push into 3D entertainment by LG and the world’s largest online video community.