MWC 2011: LG unveils Optimus Pad and 3D smartphone

LG Optimus Pad

LG has unveiled its debut tablet the LG Optimus Tab on the opening day of Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC) in Barcelona.

Breaking with convention, the Optimus Pad measures in at 8.9in, which the company claimed made it both portable and productive, as well as possible to hold in just one hand.

Running on Google's tablet-optimised mobile operating system, Android 3.0 or Honeycomb the device features Nvidia's dual core Tegra processor and comes with two back mounted five megapixel cameras to allow for high definition 3D video at 1080p.

Weighing in at just 630g and with 32GB of storage, LG hopes to take on the big guns of the tablet market with a device which it claimed was "crafted for work and play."

Pricing was not confirmed for the Optimus Pad but the company did announce it would begin shipping from March this year.

We got a hands-on with the device at MWC 2011 so check out our video below.

LG also launched a 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D. For more details on this consumer device, visit our sister title Know Your Mobile.

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