LG has announced a Windows 8-powered tablet and notebook hybrid in the form of its Tab-Book.
Due to be officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (February 25 - 28), the device uses LTE technology, has a sliding keyboard, and is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor that runs Windows 8.
The device's Auto-Sliding button sees the keyboard emerging from behind the screen, accompanied by the Tab-Book’s In-Plane Switching (IPS) display that offers a 178-degree viewing angle.
"The Tab-Book is going to appeal to consumers who want the convenience of a tablet but also the productivity of a notebook and don’t want to carry two devices all the time," said Il-geun Kwon, Senior Vice President and Head of LG's IT division. "Many other products that claim to do both require making too many sacrifices in performance and weight. We think we’ve hit the perfect balance here and with super fast LTE connectivity, we’re delivering true convergence of computing and mobile devices."
Other specs, including battery life and price, were not disclosed. Such information is scheduled to be revealed during next week's MWC expo. The device itself will launch in Korea this week, with availability for "additional markets" to be announced at a later date.