LG's Optimus Pad is the first-ever tablet to come equipped with a 3D camera, which is capable of shooting 720p HD three-dimensional footage
A Preview of the LG Optimus Pad
The Optimus Pad is LG's first foray into the Android tablet market, and they certainly haven't done things by half. Known as the T-Mobile G-Slate over in the States, the LG Optimus Pad will be the world's first 3D capable tablet.
The Honeycomb-equipped Optimus Pad sports an 8.9 inch touchscreen, with a 1280 x 768 resolution. Sadly it won't offer the naked-eye 3D goodness found on the Optimus 3D, but will come equipped with special glasses for enjoying its three-dimensional smarts. However, like its smartphone brother, it will pack NVIDIA's speedy 1GHz Tegra 2 processor under the hood.
On its rear, the LG Optimus Pad features dual-stereoscopic cameras capable of recording life-like footage, coupled with a front-facing camera for video calling. When not behind the camera, you can enjoy the Pad's full HD 1080p decoding.
Although LG are keeping a tight reign on the tablet's full specifications, the Optimus Pad is also confirmed as featuring 3D Google Maps, Google Chat, full access to the Android Market and HSDPA and WiFi connectivity. LG has also announced a partnership with YouTube, allowing users to stream three-dimension footage straight from the web.
The LG Optimus Pad will be launching in "local markets" in March 2011, with a UK release to follow in June. Its pricing is yet to be confirmed.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
LG Optimus Pad News
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LG Optimus Pad Specifications
243mm x 149mm x 12.5mm
Full capacitive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 8.9 inches
Resolution: 1280 x 768
CPU: 1GHz Dual core
A-GPS with maps
Up to 10.2 Mbps download speed
Up to 2 Mbps upload speed
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
5.0 megapixel camera
Auto Focus and LED Flash
1080p Video Recording
Front facing camera with video calling
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR
Video supported formats
Playback: MP4, H.263, H.264