Japan's Docomo To Sell LG's Optimus Pad This Thursday For $980

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Japan’s biggest mobile carrier NTT Docomo today announced [press release in English] that LG’s 3D-capable Optimus Pad will go on sale in the country as early as this Thursday. That means that the Android 3.0 device will hit stores in Japan earlier than in the US – where it’s expected to become available on April 20.

What’s weird is that the company doesn’t mention the 3D features (i.e. 3D video recording) of the slate at all: no word in the press release, spec sheets, brochures etc. (see below).

As far as I can see, the tablet (which will be sold as “Optimus Pad L-06C” in Japan) is the same we could try out last month:

  • OS: Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
  • 8.9-inch LCD with 1,280×768 resolution (glasses required to view images in 3D)
  • 3G connectivity
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • CPU: Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual-core 1GHz
  • RAM: 1GB
  • ROM: 32GB
  • two 5.1MP main cameras, one 2MP front camera
  • HDMI, USB, microSD interfaces
  • size: 150×243×12.8mm, weight: 620g

Docomo will offer the tablet for $980 (no contract).