Someone, Somewhere Is Buying LG Tablets as Sales Rise

By Gerald Lynch on at

Its TV arm may be pulling its hair out over news of a 7 per cent slump in sales, but LG's mobile division will be cracking open the bubbly after revealing  a 24 per cent rise in mobile device sales.

The company accrued 3.05 trillion Korean won (£1.69 billion) from sales of 12 million mobile devices, with both the LG G2 and new tablet, the LG G Pad 8.3 playing their part. However, a massive marketing push actually ended up costing the mobile arm in the long run. You win some, you lose some.

LG recently revealed the just-a-bit-too-steep UK pricing for the impressive-looking LG G Pad 8.3, with the Nexus 7 rivalling Android tablet costing £259.99 -- a £60 premium over the superb Nexus 7. And, if our review of the LG G2 was anything to go by, there must be some true software sadists out there buying this stuff. [TechRadar]