South Korean company appear to be going ahead with their technically legal but audacious attempt to launch a ‘G Pad’, revealing the product in the face of how easily offended their rivals Apple (creators of the ‘iPad’) have been seen to be in the past.
With their efforts to launch another run-of-the-mill addition to their tablet computer line have been attracting more attention than they would otherwise on account of the name, LG have reached the ‘official announcement’ stage of the release process with little issue, and could become their first new product in the market since the LG Optimus Pad released in 2011.
The new device (officially the ‘G Pad 8.3.’) is noted by the manufacturers as being the first in the world to incorporate a 1920 x 1200 full HD WUXGA (‘widescreen ultra extended graphics array’) screen onto an 8-inch product, with the addition of cameras at the front and rear as is general standard (these versions carrying 1.3-megapixel front and 5-megapixel rear versions).
Behind the (officially 8.3-inch) screen, meanwhile, will be a ‘1.7GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Processor’, 16GB storage capacity, 2GB RAM, a 4600mAh battery, and an Android Jelly Bean v4.2.2 operating system. Externally, the system will carry black and white skin options, whilst release dates remain unclear, aside from that it will be at some point in Q4 2013, with Asia, Europe, and North America targeted as the markets that will be able to use the product, amongst other regions. The official unveiling of the G Pad 8.3. is expected to occur later this week at the IFA trade show in Berlin (Germany).
LG’s president & CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park summarised the process, stating: “Complementing our G Series smartphones, the introduction of the LG G Pad 8.3 further strengthens LG’s premium lineup consisting of our most cutting-edge devices. Our G Pad is just another example of LG delivering devices with the unique selling points consumers around the world will appreciate.”
While not a consumer, one name that will certainly not appreciate the LG device is Apple, and while they have not yet spoken out against the G Pad, are they biding their time for a calculated legal assault, or have they realised that even they cannot make an attempt to sue based on a change of one letter?