LG Likely to Delay Tablet Launch
Report: Electronics maker to focus on mobile phones to compete with the iPhone.
South Korea-based electronics manufacturer LG is said to be delaying the release of its anticipated tablet computer device until next year in an effort instead to ramp up its mobile phone offerings.
Citing an anonymous LG official, a Bloomberg report says that while the yet-unnamed device’s hardware is set, LG is still finalizing the software. LG apparently aims to sell 10 million of its Optimus One smartphones (which it sees as a rival to Apple’s iPhone) before it will enter the tablet device market.
According to the report, LG is likely to introduce the tablet device—which is expected to run Google’s Android operating system—at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
An LG spokesperson did not immediately return a FOLIO: e-mail seeking comment.