LG G-Slate

LG Optimus Pad gets official

LG Optimus Pad gets official

LG has officially announced the LG Optimus Pad, in effect the T-Mobile G-Slate for the non-US audience. Based on the same 8.9-inch 1280 x 768 display and dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, the Optimus Pad has a 3D camera array on the rear for recording 3D video, which can then be played back on 3D HDTVs via HDMI or uploaded to YouTube 3D.

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Honeycomb, Galaxy Tab & the 7-inch stumble

Honeycomb, Galaxy Tab & the 7-inch stumble

It's hardly been a good week for Samsung. Not only has the company been forced to backtrack on its Galaxy Tab sales figures, admitting it was counting vendor shipments rather than end-user purchases, but return rates are also said to be far higher than expected. Considering the Galaxy Tab has been the poster child of Android slates so far, it's an embarrassing showing against the nigh-unstoppable Apple iPad. Question is, was it Froyo that scuppered the Tab - a smartphone OS asked to do tablet duties it simply couldn't fulfil - or is 7-inches simply the wrong size? And, with Honeycomb fast approaching, can Google's new OS turn the tide?

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