LG's VP of Marketing, Chang Ma, came out and said LG's new Android based tablet, the LG Optimus, will be "surprisingly productive" compared to the iPad - which he believes is more focused on consuming content.
That's quite the bold prediction, Ma-man.
The iPad already has many advanced productivity apps on it - and while it is largely used for content consumption, it can definitely hold its own as productivity tool. LG has a fight cut out for themselves with this one.
On top of that, though, HP is confirmed to release a WebOS tablet as well as a Windows 7 tablet in the coming months.
There's a curveball for you, Chang Ma.
Apple's iPad has already solidified itself into a nice niche market, and it isn't going away anytime soon (no matter what new tablets come out). But if LG is going for the "productivity angle," will their Android tablet even be able to compete with a Windows 7 based tablet in terms of productivity in the business world?
While I don't think Windows 7 makes for a great tables OS, you can't compete with Windows in terms of business productivity. Windows is business computing. Plain and simple. We'll see what happens, but if the HP Windows 7 tablet is successful, I think it will easily intertwine itself into the business world.