Update: Rogers to release the LG Optimus Pad on May 10th (and the Huawei S7)

Ian Hardy

April 19, 2011 1:48 pm


LG has been MIA over the past couple months. They’ve been waiting to see what the competition is doing and we now bring you news of one of the most anticipated product release. During the Rogers TabLife event back in January VP John Boynton stated that “we’ve seen strong tablet sales this year. Stronger than expected and we expected it to explode in the next 12 months. In fact, we expect tablets to lead our mobile internet category mix in 2011″.

The BlackBerry PlayBook launched today and is available at Rogers but we’ve been informed by one of our reliable Rogers tipsters that the LG Optimus Pad will be launching on Tuesday, May 10th. We’re waiting on official pricing but specs of this tablet comes packed with power: Android 3.0 Honeycomb, Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-core 1GHz Processor, 8.9-inch display (1280 x 768 resolution), captures 3D content with the two 5 megapixel cameras, 1080p video playback, 32GB inbuilt memory storage, WiFi, 6,400 mAh battery.

Update: Here’s the internal doc that shows the LG Optimus Pad coming to Rogers and being compared to the Apple iPad 2 and the Huawei S7 (which Rogers will also be releasing but no release confirmed release date). Both of these will be exclusive to Rogers.

We’ll have more info soon!
(Thanks tipster!)

  • Zirian

    Ooo

  • Dipol

    YES BABY!!!

  • Georgejia

    Great news, I guess Android is taking over. I guess there will be a subsidized price, but you have to sign a contract.

  • Steve Garon

    Why is this rogers launching this? Does it have 3G or is it wifi only ?

  • JC

    me like

  • david dee

    I am interested to see pricing. The US version: LG G-slate will be over $700 no contract, $529, after $100 mail in rebate on a 2yr with T-mobile. Given this i wouldn’t expect any bargains. I am still waiting for wifi only Galaxy Tab 10.1.

  • schultzter

    You can get a netbook for under $200; and a full sized laptop for under $400. Why is a tablet almost $800!?

    • George

      well, most tablets are not cheap, the 3G version of moto and ipad4 cost as much. Also this one does 3D, I guess the glasses come with it are pretty expensive too.

  • djrudiak

    Is this the same tipster that told you March 17th was the launch date for Dell Venue Pro?

  • Jack

    How much is a reasonable amount for this Tab? No contract… my guess would be $699 given the US price… Also is Honeycomb any good compared to iPad?

  • Jamie Peabody

    Thats great news, BUT will there be any price plans for this tablet? I was kind of hoping for something for the playbook. but i just looked on there web site and it isn’t even listed. Yea Rogers!!!

    • JulienCV

      Thats because its not a 3G tablet, so theres no reason to give it a discount. We’ll talk once the 3G version releases this summer.