With the 2011 Mobile World Congress kicking off in Barcelona today, the news on the latest portable devices is going to start coming fast and furious soon. The latest news centers on LG, which we already knew would be showing off its glasses-free Optimus 3D phone. Now there’s word straight from a press release that gathered attendees will also be getting a look at the Optimus Pad, the latest contender in the growing tablet personal computer race. The release provides specs for each device too, so let’s take a closer look.
The Optimus Pad will feature an NVIDIA Tegra 2 1GHz processor, the same one featured in Motorola’s recently priced Xoom. There’s also an 8.9-inch display (15:9 aspect ratio) with a 1280×720 WXGA resolution. The device uses Android’s Honeycomb 3.0 operating system and sports a 3D camera. So it’s smaller than both the Xoom and Apple’s iPad, but it boasts some beefy tech and features that seem to put it between the two.
The Optimus 3D also features a 1GHz dual-core processor. As previously reported, the 4.3-inch WVGA displayer offers 3D without the need for glasses, which is pretty wild even if no one is really sure how it will work yet. Also confirmed are ports for HDMI and DLNA connections.