LG Electronicsâ€™ vice president of marketing, Chang Ma, has told the Wall Street Journal that the South Korean company is planning to launch a tablet computer, which Chang Ma says will be â€œbetter than the iPad.â€ He told the WSJ that while he thinks that the iPad is a â€œgreat deviceâ€, he doesnâ€™t use it much for business or work purposes, which is why LG wants its own forthcoming tablet to be more work, productivity, and business orientated. Mr Ma says that the proposed LG tablet (which does not yet have a name or a release date), will focus primarily on creation, with programs for writing documents and editing video. Mr Ma added that LG considers the U.S. a key market for the tablet, although he elected not to associate it with any particular wireless carrier.
The Wall Street Journal reports that despite still being the worldâ€™s third-largest handset maker, its position in the smartphone market has fallen way behind the likes of Apple and HTC. From the way Mr Ma is talking, LG obviously thinks that an iPad-killing tablet could well put them closer to the front of the chasing pack, but thatâ€™s probably just wishful thinking on his part. We'll have to wait and see when (and if!) the proposed LG tablet ever comes out.
Source: The Wall Street Journal