LG Optimus Pad priced 999 Euros in Germany

Optimus Pad
LG Optimus Pad's 3D skills have upped the price

Update: You can now read our full LG Optimus Pad review

Those who couldn't contain their excitement following the launch of the LG Optimus Pad might be reeling it in after the European launch price was announced.

In Germany the cost of the Android 3.0 Honeycomb running slate will be a whopping €999 sim-free, that equates to around £849 if you do a straight up conversion.

That's double the price of the cheapest Apple iPad and considerably higher than the Motorola XOOM, which also runs Android.

The controversial pricetag comes from the LG's own German press release, which says it'll be out in April.

3D Skills

LG will be hoping the Optimus Pad's major selling point will be the ability to shoot pictures in video in 3D thanks to the dual camera lenses on the back of the 8.9-inch device.

The pair of 5-mp snappers is what's likely to have added the extra couple of C-notes to the price, which goes beyond the £700 quoted for the Motorola XOOM, also running Honeycomb.

The price and release date for the Optimus Pad have yet to be confirmed in the UK, but would you pay twice the price of the iPad one of these Android-running slates?

Still excited? Read our full hands-on from MWC in Barcelona.

Chris Smith

A technology journalist, writer and videographer of many magazines and websites including T3, Gadget Magazine and TechRadar.com. He specializes in applications for smartphones, tablets and handheld devices, with bylines also at The Guardian, WIRED, Trusted Reviews and Wareable. Chris is also the podcast host for The Liverpool Way. As well as tech and football, Chris is a pop-punk fan and enjoys the art of wrasslin'.