LG announced today that the LG Optimus Pad will be available in Japan for pre-orders starting on March 15th 2011 through NTT DoCoMo. The Optimus Pad will have special apps included which have been chosen for the Japanese market, specifically BeeTV for wireless entertainment, and 2Dfacto for reading eBooks and comics.
LG is definitely trying to start a tablet war, not only against Apple’s iPad, but also against Motorola’s Xoom which launched today, as well as the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 inch tab. The LG Optimus Pad launching in Japan is the same in every way physically to the Optimus Pad launching in Europe and rest of Asia, as well as the T-Mobile G-Slate in the U.S, so we should begin seeing the tablet wars rage soon. Hopefully, this results in cheaper tablets faster!