LG Optimus PAD 8.9-inch Tablet PC Announced; Features 3D Camera

LG has announced the LG Optimus Pad Tablet that features a unique 8.9-inch capacitive touchscreen display offering uncompromising viewability, and is powered by Android version 3.0 Honeycomb operating system.

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Also known as the T-Mobile G-Slate, the new LG Optimus Pad tablet features an 8.9-inch diagonally and 149.4-mm horizontally display with 1280 x 768 pixel resolution that is comfortable to use one-handed. The capacitive touchscren display has a 15:9 aspect ratio and offers Full HD 1080p decoding, allowing users an immersive multimedia experience in a full 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution widescreen display.

Powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS along with applications which has been especially designed for large screen tablets the LG Optimus Pad features 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 mobile processor with built-in 3D hardware accelerator to deliver lag-free web browsing and quick app start up.

The Tablet also includes 32GB internal memory and features Multi-touch screen option, proximity sensor, Accelerometer for auto-screen rotation, Gyroscope, digital compass and light sensor for auto brightness adjustment.

Quad-band 2G GSM and dual band 3G HSDPA 10.2 MHz network ready LG Optimus Pad tablet boasts of world’s first tablet with a 5.0 megapixel auto-focus 3D digital camera allowing users to capture vivid still images and video in 1920 x 1080 (full 1080p HD) that is ideal for viewing on 3D enabled home TV sets using HDMI digital out port on the tablet. There is also a front facing camera for video calling.

In addition, the tablet will come preloaded with YouTube 3D app for Android platform that would be capable of streaming 3D content to the video sharing service – YouTube in addition to being able to upload the 3D contents captured by the Optimus 3D smartphone.

For connectivity, the LG Optimus Pad offers WiFi 802.11b/g/N, Bluetooth 2.1, DLNA, and USB 2.0 port for wired connection and charging.

Other features of LG Optimus Pad tablet includes built-in GPS with A-GPS support, 3.5 mm audio out port, HDMI digital out port, audio media player supporting MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR, video player supporting MPEG4, H.263, H.264, built-in client for Facebook, Picasa, and Twitter, document viewer and access to Android Market with over 100,000 free and paid apps.

The LG Optimus PAD tablet would begin shipping in US market starting March 2011. LG has not revealed its price and availability in any other market as yet.