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

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.


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?