LG Is Giving Up On Tablets To Focus On Smaller Devices For Now
LG Electronics, the fourth largest mobile phone company, will be sidelining tablet computer development to focus on smaller devices instead of competing head-on with the Apple iPad. “We’ve decided to put all new tablet development on the back burner for the time being in order to focus on smartphones,” stated LG spokesman Ken Hong.
Yesterday Microsoft announced the Surface tablet to enter a market that is dominated by Apple. The tablet market is projected to grow to $78.7 billion this year according to research company DisplaySearch. “LG doesn’t see Surface competing with anything we’re focusing on at the moment,” said Hong.