If there was any doubt that CES 2011 would be the beginning of the Honeycomb tablet wars, additional confirmations coming through Australian blog Smarthouse will help put those doubts to rest. Sources have confirmed that LG Electronics will indeed, as speculated, take the covers off a 8.9″-screen tablet that happens to run Android 3.0, also known as Honeycomb.
Most likely this tablet will be announced at LG’s official press conference on Wednesday, January 5.
We are hearing the same thing for the Motorola Xoom, another Honeycomb tablet which is supposed to be launched the same day at CES; not to mention rumors of the Blackberry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and HTC Scribe as well. ASUS has also released teaser pics of its forthcoming Eee Pad lineup, which should also make its first public appearance at CES this week.
There is speculation that this LG tablet, which some are calling the Optimus Pad, will have 2 screen sizes available — 8.9″ and 10″ — and may even have a physical keyboard with Tegra2 processor.
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