by Joe White
August 20, 2010
Here's something that might make you chuckle. Chang Ma, vice president of marketing for LG's mobile-devices unit has stated that the company's upcoming tablet will be "better than the iPad". And, if you'll believe that, you'll believe anything. The quotation comes from Ma's interview with the Wall Street Journal. You can check out the relevant section below:
The first LG tablet, which will run on Google Inc.'s Android software, will set itself apart from Apple Inc.'s iPad by focusing on the ability to create content, rather than simply display it. The iPad is a great device, but he doesn't do much work on it. The tablet will include content focused on creation such as writing documents, editing video and creating programs. It will also have "high-end features and new benefits," many of which will focus on productivity, Mr. Ma said. "It's going to be surprisingly productive. Our tablet will be better than the iPad."So, what do you think? It would be fair to be pretty skeptical of Ma's comments. I mean, I'm sure the boss of every company thinks their product is going to be the best. Nevertheless, we'll all be watching the launch of LG's tablet intently, just out of curiosity alone. This might just be the fanboy inside me speaking, but I really can't imagine anything other than the second-gen iPad being "better than" the original. What do you think? Thanks to 9to5Mac for spotting this!