With the Mobile World Congress Expo kicking off this week, tablets are the big focus of the event, with many companies choosing this venue to debut products that weren’t quite ready in time for CES 2011.
One of those is LG, announcing their new Optimus Pad, utilizing the latest mobile technology from NVIDIA; Tegra 2.
LG is going with an unique size for its tablet, 8.9″, which many reports say is the perfect fit; between the common and arguably cramped 7″ and the potentially clunky 10.1″.
The Optimus Pad is an Android Honeycomb powered tablet, featuring NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 with dual ARM Cortex-A9 cores @ 1 GHz, a 1280 x 768 touch screen display, front-facing 2MP camera and HDMI port.
“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,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “We think the LG Optimus Pad achieves the right blend of portability and viewability with no performance compromises.”
While no pricing has been officially announced, reports from around the web indicate that the 32GB model will start upwards of $700 USD.
LG has released a quick commercial for the tablet. Take note of the amusing “Spec Fighter” game and its contestants at approximately 1:00 in.