When it comes to Android tablets on US carriers, you're lucky to find anything that isn't Samsung. But LG has been making a determined push as of late - in addition to expanding its G Pad lineup with three new models, they landed last year's G Pad 8.3 on Verizon. Today AT&T announced that it would make the smallest and cheapest current LG tablet, the G Pad 7.0, available on its LTE network starting this Friday, August 8th.
You'll be able to buy a G Pad 7.0 with a new line of service and a two-year contract for $149.99, or $249.99 by itself. That's $100 more than the retail cost of the Wi-Fi version, which is pretty typical. AT&T is also offering the tablet at $12.50 per month for 20 months, or as a 99 cent bundle if you buy it at the same time as a new LG G3 or G Flex smartphone. (Hey, if you want to buy a 6-inch phone and a 7-inch tablet at the same time, knock yourself out.)
The G Pad 7.0 is aimed squarely at the various Galaxy Tabs of the same size. Its 1.2Ghz Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, and
a measly 8GB of onboard storage [ed. note: AT&T has informed us that their LTE model will have 16GB] (plus microSD card) make it a tough sell even at the $150 Wi-Fi price. A standard 1280x800 screen, 3 megapixel rear camera, and relatively small 4000mAh battery don't do anything to sweeten the deal. That being said, AT&T variants of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 are $300 and $370, respectively, so maybe that low price will count for something.