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Monday, 14 February 2011 16:05

LG Optimus Pad to cost $700 or more

Written by Fuad Abazovic


WMC 2011: Korean friends confirming
A nice talkative chap from LG has confirmed that the US price for LG's Optimus Pad with 32GB of memory is 700 to 800 USD.

This kind of killed the momentum for me, as it looks like Honeycomb based tablets are going to be as expensive as the most expensive apple iPad 64GB with 3G. It's also worth noting that Acer's Fusion based Iconia WT1 costs 499 euro.

This means that for the price of a premium Android 3.0 tablet (which is basically a thin netbook without keyboard and CD ed.) you will be able to but at least two decent netbooks or even notebooks. We believe the price is way off, but when subsidized by mobile carriers, the price could go down to 200 dollars or even less, depending on the carrier and data plan.

The US version aims for Verizon it seems, while the EU version relies on T-mobile, at least in some countries. Euro boys and girls can expect the same 700 to 800 euro range, naturally with VAT included, but this will depend on the country, like it always does.
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+8 #1 123s 2011-02-14 18:31
So how do they explain that crippled netbook or oversized smartphone without telephone function for the price of 2 normal ones ?
 
 
0 #2 Fud_u 2011-02-14 22:31
This practice of not announcing the price of the device until release has becoming a trend. It's bad for consumer. Imagine if you save $800 for the tablet and on the day of release it will cost 1k. Someone in the company needed to get fire as he/she couldn't figure out a price for the device. For shame! This is where Steve did a better Job of announcing a release date + price on day one.
 
 
+5 #3 Kryojenix 2011-02-14 22:35
Personally, I think anything over 8 inches should really have a slide out keyboard.

And also that there should be more development of dual-screen tablets like the Toshiba W100 where the screens are small/medium sized (dual 7") and NOT like the dual 14" screens on Acer Iconia 14.
 
 
0 #4 TechHog 2011-02-15 21:28
I love how Faud thinks that we read these articles for his opinion on the matter.
 

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