Shortly after our first hands-on encounter
with LG's Optimus Pad
, we came across a press release from the company announcing the price for its 8.9-inch Android Honeycomb tablet in Germany: €999
($1,380). We rubbed our eyes and pinched our cheeks, but we weren't dreaming -- that's LG's recommended retail price, alright. Now Amazon has listed its pre-order page for the same slinky slate, though it's sagely opted to chop €100 off and offer it up at €899. We still don't know who exactly will be jumping at this opportunity, even with 32GB of onboard storage, a dual-core CPU and a dual-camera array on the back allowing for 3D video recording, when equally
or more compelling
products are about to hit the market at lower price points
. At least shipping's free.
And just like that, Amazon's listing is gone. Did we just alert them to LG's RRP or something?