T-Mobile LG Optimus (G-Slate) Pad: Official Specs & Release Date

Back at the start of this month, we reported on the LG Optimus (G-Slate) Pad, destined to make its appearance at the MWC in Barcelona. True to their word, LG showcased the device today with some official specifications and release date to get you in the mood. LG’s offering has been designed for not only work purposes but that of recreational, and as Slashgear reported, users will find plenty of “multimedia and productivity features.”

Moving swiftly on to the specification listing, we can tell you that the 8.9-incher will run on Google’s fast Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS beneficial for up and coming tablets. Packed with a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, users will notice the quick accessibility of apps, as well as easy and simple web browsing. In terms of screen size, the Optimus includes a 1280 x 768 display WXGA resolution giving users the ability to view content with its fantastic widescreen format. For the person who enjoys having a catalogue of apps to peruse, there is a full listing in the Android Market.

If one of the deciding factors for you is the imaging content, then we can tell you that the Optimus Pad will have the inclusion of a 3D camera positioned on the rear thanks to a pair of imagers, purposely for recording 3D video. This can then be viewed onto a 3D HDTV via the HDMI or uploaded to YouTube 3D. In relation to the 3D camera, we have to point out, the Optimus Pad is the first tablet to incorporate this. Along with this users who may be in the world of business, will definitely appreciate this compact and very portable tablet, with its built-in video conferencing feature.

For those of you who like nothing more then sitting down to watch a movie, then with the 1080p Full HD decoding, this can now be achieved with the content being transferred to the TV without the worry of the picture quality being affected.

Also the Pad will incorporate 32GB of storage, 3G, Bluetooth and WiFi along with the benefit of GPS, and as with the majority of up and coming devices this year, gaming and what users can achieve plays a huge part. We can tell you that by using the Tegra Zone app already on the Optimus, you will be able to sift through the varied collection of good quality games.

In a recent statement from President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company “Dr. Jong-seok Park,” he said, “With a flood of tablets hitting the market, we felt strongly that the LG Optimus Pad needed to set a new standard for what a tablet should be. We think the LG Optimus Pad achieves the right blend of portability and view-ability with no performance compromises.”

Following on from this, another LG representative, Senior Vice President of NVIDIA’s mobile business “Phil Carmack,” said, “Tablets are quickly taking their place as our most personal computer, providing previously unimagined capabilities and full mobility. The new LG Optimus Pad uses NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 to give customers outstanding levels of power, speed and performance.”

Although a pinpointed launch date has not been announced, we do know that it will be released sometime in March to a select market. At this stage, we are still in the dark as to how much it will retail at, although over at Engadget, they have reported on the price in Germany being €999, lets hope there’s been a mistake!

Are you in the market for a new tablet? How do you think it will fair against the Galaxy 10.1, Motorola Xoom or even HP’s TouchPad?

  • http://twitter.com/PaulGillett @PaulGillett

    Do you know what 3d format it will shoot?