The Tablets of IFA 2013

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Summary: While Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are still keeping their new tablets under wraps, many other manufacturers chose the Berlin convention to show off their latest Android and Windows 8 slates. Here are a number of notable ones.

By Sean Portnoy for Laptops & Desktops | September 8, 2013 -- 11:43 GMT (04:43 PDT)

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LG G Pad 8.3

LG hasn't made a big splash in tablets to date, but the Korean electronics giant hopes to change that with the G Pad 8.3, a rival to both the Apple iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7. Its screen size (8.3 inches) is a touch larger than the iPad Mini, while its 1,920x1,200 resolution is the same as the Nexus 7 (which packs those pixels into a smaller 7-inch display). It doesn't come with Android 4.3 like Google's latest (relying on 4.2.2 instead), but offers its own QPair feature that lets you sync your Android phone to the G Pad via Bluetooth. The tablet can then show you texts and calls from the phone. No firm release date has been announced, nor has LG said if the G Pad will reach North America or just be available to the rest of the world. More on the G Pad 8.3 from ZDNet's own Larry Dignan.



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