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LG Intros Its First LTE Tablet, the Optimus Pad LTE

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

LG has introduced its first Android-powered LTE tablet.

Longing for a tablet that can access to a next-gen wirelss 4G LTE network? LG has the one. The company has made its launch initially in Korea first sporting the same True HD IPS display tech used on the Optimus LTE smartphone.

It is called Optimus Pad LTE, the Honeycomb-flavored tablet. The tablet will feature an 8.9-inch IPS True HD Display with a 1280 x 768 resolution, an 8MP camera on the rear and a 2MP camera on the front. This tablet is processed by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm dual-core, dual-channel SoC, and a 6,800mAh battery.

The device weighs around 1.1 lbs and measure 9.65 x 5.56 x 0.37-inches. It also possess 32 GB of on-board storage, a microSD card slot for adding up to an additional 32 GB, HDMI output, support for DLNA media streaming, and Google’s Android3.2. The tablet will also have the obvious LTE connectivity and presumably 802.11 b/g/n support for accessing Wi-F networks.

The company said on Wednesday,

Optimus Pad LTE offers easy-to-use controls and functions such as the Smart Movie Editor for editing pictures and videos more easily. Moreover, Web Duet allows for e-mailing, messaging and SNS sharing with search functions, and On-Screen Phone (OSP) ensures compatibility with LG smartphones.

LG has not tagged the price yet and also has not mentioned about its availability.

Source: tomsguide

Samsung: One In Ten South Koreans Now Owns A Samsung Galaxy S II

January 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Samsung Galaxy S II was unveiled  at the end of April 2011. The phone was not a much big hit except,  South Korea. Yes.  It has actually become a mega hit in the country. According to maker Samsung, the Android operating handset has been sold a thumping 5 million times in its domestic market from the date of its launch. This can be put differently as a little more than 10% of the country’s population i.e. 48 million people, are now the proud owners of  Samsung Galaxy S II.

According to Japanese business daily, The Nikkei, the first cell phone that has attained this graph in mobile-crazy South Korea is Galaxy S II.  The newspaper also reads that one out of four South Korean smartphones users owns a Galaxy S II. This brings out that the feature phones do not play a big role in the country anymore.

In 2011, Samsung commanded a 53% market share in South Korea’s smartphone industry.

The company recently decided not to take legal action against its fiercest competitor, Apple, in its home market – despite being in a patent war with the iPhone maker the whole world over. It looks like Samsung can afford it.

Source: techcrunch