That’s exactly what Chang Ma, VP of marketing for LG’s mobile-devices unit, told the Wall Street Journal.
According to the piece by WSJ, the tablet is on track to be available for consumers by the end of the year under LG’s Optimus line. The tablet will run Google’s Android OS, and will set itself apart from the iPad, by focusing on allowing the user to create content and not just display it, which is how LG’s sees the iPad.
Not to completely diss Apple, Mr. Ma said that the iPad is a great device, but he doesn’t do much work on it. “Our tablet will be better than the iPad.”
It seems that with this tablet, LG is definitely going after the business market as well as the consumer market by making what they feel is – what I would call, a more “complete” device than the iPad. As of yet, there is no indication as to whether they will package it with a data plan from a wireless carrier like Verizon or AT&T.
For now one has to wonder, can LG really deliver? The iPad is an excellent device and while a lot of folks attempt to make more appealing and functional products than Apple, very few actually succeed. Guess we will just have to wait and see. In the meantime, jump on over to Wall Street Journal and read the complete article, it is a really interesting article about a company that generally doesn’t normally give a lot of insight into their future direction. But before you go, do you think LG can really pull this off?