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LG Optimus Pad unveiled at MWC 2011

LG to launch Android Honeycomb tablet in March

LG Optimus Pad tablet

The LG Optimus Pad will use the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system

LG’s new Android Honeycomb tablet – the LG Optimus Pad – has been revealed at Mobile World Congress 2011.

With a planned UK launch date of March 2011, the LG Optimus Pad is one of a host of tablets unveiled at this year’s MWC that will run the new Android Honeycomb operating system – a version of Android designed specifically to use on tablet PCs.

Earlier versions of Android were designed for use on much smaller smartphone screens, so are not optimised for larger tablet screens.

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LG Optimus Pad screen and specs

LG’s new tablet has an 8.9-inch screen, offering a mid-size tablet option between the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab and the 10.1-inch Apple iPad. Features include:

  • Twin 5Mp cameras for shooting in 3G (though it can’t play this back so you’ll need to stream to a 3D TV)
  • A 2Mp front-facing camera for video calls
  • A 1GHz dual core Nvida Tegra 2 processor
  • Screen resolution of 1280×768

The Which? team will be getting their hands on all the exciting devices launched at Mobile World Congress 2011, so keep track of all the latest news and videos on our round-up pages:

Plus, find out whether tablets already on the market are worth spending your hard earned cash on in the Which? tablet reviews.

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