LG Optimus Pad Heading for Mobile World Congress, G-Slate Sign-Up Page Live


The European version of the T-Mobile G-Slate – being called the LG Optimus Pad – will be on hand at Mobile World Congress according to this Korean press release. (Translated via Google Translate.)

Although the G-Slate/Optimus Pad has been official for quite some time, T-Mobile and LG were not ready to show it off in any capacity. All of that should change starting February 14th. We’ll be most excited to get our hands on it in Barcelona.

It also means we’re nearing a release date. At least for the American version, T-Mobile’s sign-up page for the tablet has gone live. If history is anything to reference, we should see a device launch by the end of this month.

The Optimus Pad and G-Slate are LG’s Tegra 2 tablets that will come shipped with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The tablet will also have dual cameras on the back to facilitate capturing 3D photos and recording 3D video.

Its screen size isn’t as big as most would hope – clocking in at 8.9 inches – but it’s still a pretty decent size. A lot of people actually prefer the Galaxy Tab’s 7 inches for comfortability, but LG must have been going for a happy medium with 8.9.

After all we’ve seen come out of Google’s press briefing Tuesday morning regarding the new tablet-specific version of Android, there should be no reason to not be excited. [via Android Community]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. I really didn’t want a tablet attached to a contract but this thing is looking mighty tempting especially since i’m already under contract with T-Mobile. Can’t wait to get my hands on one.

  2. Tmobile gets way too much of my money..

  3. Good thing the G-Slate is being announced and demoed before the Xoom hits the shelves. I’m torn on which one I want to get. I just hope there is some potential for some custom hacking in the future.

  4. Did anyone ever run a story about the Xoom page being live over at Verizon? Did I miss it?

  5. It’s not so much about screen size as it is about weight and shape and how that effects the ability to comfortably hold a tablet in one hand for long periods of time.

  6. I am seriously excited for this tablet. I already have a hacked and rom’d gtablet but this would be a great addition to my collection of “special toys”. I’ll be buying it off contract but even with that, it can’t come soon enough for me.

  7. MOAR stock Android devices

  8. STOCK ANDROID MORE!!! if oem want to put there touch on to it do themes!!! LET ANDROID DO THERE UPDATES!!!

  9. Getting the G-Slate for sure so it’ll be nice to see it in Action before hand. : )

  10. 8.5×11 would be perfect, like a piece of paper – Honeycomb really does look great on any tablet!

  11. LG’s Optimus Pad which will be like G state and it will add few extra services.The tablet will have glass free 3D, USB port HDMI connector, 3D recording facility and 2 duel core Tegra CPU.

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