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Verizon Expands LTE Tablet Selection

Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon Wireless will again expand its selection of LTE-equipped tablets with the March 6 availability of an LTE-equipped version of LG’s G Pad 8.3 tablet.

Verizon has the lifetime exclusive on the tablet, which will be available in direct and indirect channels on March 6, a Verizon spokesperson told TWICE.

From March 6-10, the tablet will retail for $99 with a new, two-year activation, After that, the price goes to $199. Consumers can add the tablet to a More Everything plan for $10 per month.

The tablet was launched last September as a Wi-Fi model, marking LG’s return to the tablet market after an absence of two years. The LTE version will join nine other tablets equipped to run on Verizon’s LTE network. They consist of the Nexus 7, three Samsung models, a Nokia model, three iPad versions and the house-brand Verizon Ellipsis7.

The LG tablet features a 8.3-inch screen, 1,920 by 1,200 WUXGA full-HD IPS display with 273 ppi, 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 64GB MicroSD slot and 4,600 mAh battery.

Key user-interface features include Qslide, which lets users display two apps at a time in separate windows. Slide Aside lets users switch among three different apps. Q Pair App syncs the tablet with Android smartphones to receive alerts for incoming calls, reply to smartphone text messages, view smartphone social-network updates, and create and save notes between the devices.