It's been rumored for a while, with images and specs leaking on various blogs and sites, but today Korean electronics maker, LG, made it official: It's entering the tablet market with the Optimus Pad.

The Pad features 3D recording and video capability like the Optimus 3D phone, although unlike the phone, you'll need to wear glasses to view the 3D footage. A new YouTube partnership will allow users to upload 3D video to the video streaming site for sharing.

It checks in with a 1280x768, 8.9" display, which according to the a LG exec is the optimum size for a tablet to be both functional and truly portable. Processing duties are carried out by a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 chip.

Here in the U.S., the Optimus Pad will be sold under the T-Mobile G Slate name this spring. You'll finally be able to watch Piranha 3D in all its glory while on the subway.

[CNET]