By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: LG Electronics has this morning confirmed it will be releasing its first tablet PC device by the end of 2010. In a global release to media, an LG spokesperson said the new tablet will run on the Android platform and will “deliver vastly superior performance while still managing to be thinner and lighter than competing devices.”

Although specific details on the new tablet were not confirmed, LG did note that this device will form part of its new Optimus series of products. The first product under Optimus branding, an aggressively priced Android smartphone, was launched to trade last night in Sydney.

In addition to the launch mobile handset and the forthcoming tablet PC, LG will also be releasing at least two more mobile handsets, the Optimus One with Google and the Optimus Chic. The timeframe for these releases is described as “in the pipeline”.

In a statement to the media, LG Australia general manager, mobile communications, Nathan Dunn, said the Optimus device, and the forthcoming products in this range, are focused on user satisfaction.

“As one of several new devices that we’ll be offering to the Australian market, LG Optimus is the first of a newly developed Smartphone handset range that challenge the notion that one device can meet the needs of many,” said Dunn

“At LG, the focus is on the user and what the individual wants to get out of their handset experience. Because we know that our customers are not all the same and have varying usage patterns we are developing and providing mobile phones to the market that provide users with many different choices.”