At yesterday’s LG Optimus One launch press conference, I asked LG about its Internet Tablet plans. Expecting a ‘no comment’ reply, I was taken aback when they did not shy away from sharing some details. They are certainly working on one and expect it to be launched in May (it is not clear whether that’s the global or India launch time frame). The Tablet will run on Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb.
The company also plans to launch as many as 10 smartphones in the Optimus range priced between Rs 8,000-Rs 35,000 in the next six months. Of these 10, only two would be running Windows Phone 7 and the rest would run on Android. The first LG Windows Phone 7 smartphone, the Optimus 7, will be launched in India in February next year at a price range of Rs 25,000-Rs 30,000.
When asked about LG’s multimedia phone plans, Vishal Chopra, LG’s business group head (mobile communications) said that they would not have any feature phone priced above Rs 15,000.