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LG to focus on smartphones, not tablets

LG has told The Verge that it has no plans to develop further tablet devices such as its Optimus Pad LTE (right), and will concentrate on smartphones instead.

Given that arch-rivals Samsung, Sony and Apple have all made a major play for the tablet market, LG's decision seems – on the face of it – an odd one.

However, following Microsoft's announcement earlier today of its two new Surface tablets, perhaps LG has concluded the market is already overcrowded.

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Andy Clough
Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.