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Verizon Hopes A $100 Discount Will Drive Some Buzz For The Ho-Hum LG G Pad

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LG and Verizon have today announced that the 8.3-inch LG G Pad will be available in stores starting tomorrow, March 6. Until March 10, the tablet will be available for an ultra low price of $99.99 (with a two-year contract, of course) and will then be bumped to $199.99 (still with a two-year contract).

The G Pad is also available on the Play store for $349 unlocked.

The Korean firm packed this little guy with some pretty mediocre hardware, including a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600, an 8.3-inch 1920×1200 IPS display, 2GB of RAM, and a microSD slot that takes internal storage from 16GB to 64GB.

In the camera department, you’ll find a 5-megapixel rear cam and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter for video chat.

The G Pad weighs in at just under a pound (12oz) and is only .35-inches thick.

It comes with a 4600mAh battery under the hood, and runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.

Alongside the usual WiFi connectivity, you’ll also have access to Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

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But what makes it different? Well, LG has tried to freshen up the G Pad with some extra software, including an app that pairs incoming calls, texts, etc. from your Android phone to the tablet, so you aren’t getting all the same notifications twice. Q Pair, as it’s called, even lets you sync notes between devices with Quick Memo Transfer.

Users can also enjoy better multi-tasking with two extra windows that float on top of the screen and are adjustable to be smaller/larger or more transparent. Plus, “Slide Aside” lets users “switch and juggle tasks between three apps,” whatever that means.

The G Pad joins an ever-crowded landscape littered with failed Android tablets, but the low price-point may be just the ticket to boost early sales. What say you, dear readers? Would you spend $100 on an LG Android tablet?