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LG introduces 3D-enabled Optimus PadBy Staff Writer 14 February 2011 | Categories: news
Not content with having only a 3D smartphone in its line-up, LG also today announced the 3D-enabled LG Optimus Pad, an 8.9” Android tablet designed to offer the full viewing experience of a tablet while still being easy to hold with one hand.
Powered by Google’s Android 3.0 platform (Honeycomb) and with NVIDIA’s muscle-packed Tegra 2 mobile processor onboard, the compact 8.9” device is the world’s first tablet to be equipped with a 3D camera and screen.
According to PCMag.com the device features two five megapixel cameras at the back, working in unison to capture 3D video.
The LG Optimus Pad users can capture images and video on the tablet and then transfer them to 3D TVs or upload via YouTube 3D, a new 3D service LG introduced with YouTube. With 1080p Full HD decoding, movie enthusiasts can also transfer high quality content to their TVs without any loss in picture quality.
The LG Optimus Pad is powered by Android 3.0 (also found on Motorola's Xoom and Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 10.1), Google’s latest platform optimised for tablets, which supports larger display resolutions and applications specifically designed for tablets. These apps include Google eBooks, Google Maps 5, and Google Talk.
The Optimus Pad’s 1280 x 768 WXGA resolution displays multimedia content in full widescreen format, whilst the 15:9 aspect ratio allows users to access the full range of applications from the Android Market.
The Optimus Pad follows in the footsteps of LG’s first tablet, the G-Slate, and has been introduced on a very eventful day at the Mobile World Congress, being held in Barcelona, Spain. There are no firm SA release dates available yet.
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