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LG LX290 available from Sprint

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2009

LG LX290 available from SprintIf you’re looking for an affordable slider, you may want to check out the newly launched LX290 from LG. You can get this handset via Sprint for just $29.99 with a 2-year contract agreement (after a $50 mail-in rebate).

As for specs, don’t expect anything powerful. Don’t even expect it to stand out from any crowd. It boasts a 1.33 x 1.77 inch QVGA TFT screen, a 1.3MP camera with 2x digital zoom, GPS (Sprint Navigation), Picture Messaging, Bluetooth, NFL Mobile Live, a 2.5mm headset jack and a 950 mAh battery for up to 6 hours of talk time.

New LG Chocolate BL40 on video, crazy long design

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 13th, 2009

New LG Chocolate BL40 on video, crazy long designHere’s a very legit looking promo video for the company’s new Chocolate. It looks pretty awesome. Apparently the rumored 21:9 800 x 345 display is real. There’s also a nice Flash-based 3D UI, multitouch, AGPS, WiFi, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, and a scratch-proof glass screen.

It’s surprisingly thin too, even with all that. Can the masses handle something of such length? Or is it too long? We shall see.

LG GW300 QWERTY phone for Facebook and e-mail

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 8th, 2009

LG GW300 QWERTY phone for Facebook and e-mailLG has announced an entry-level messaging handset in the LG GW300. It comes pre-loaded with Facebook, letting you poke your friends to your hearts content. Some other features include a full QWERTY keypad, a 2.4” 240×320 QVGA display, stereo Bluetooth connectivity, USB 2.0 alongside 2.5G GSM, GPRS/EDGE network support.

No 3G here. Why they wouldn’t throw in Wi-Fi support in absence of 3G we have no idea. No word on the camera’s megapixels either, but you shouldn’t expect too much considering that this one is on the cheaper side.

LG GD910 watchphone goes on sale in UK this August

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 6th, 2009

LG's GD910 wrist phone with touchscreen & cameraI know you’ve been patiently waiting for LG’s GD910 ever since December of last year, when we first heard about it. It was supposed to hit shelves this month in Europe, but now it looks like you’re going to have to wait until August, at least in the UK.

The price remains elusive, but it will likely cost over $1,000. That’s a lot of dough just to look cool talking on your watch. We will surely know more by August, so stay tuned.

LG converts container ship into a huge advertisement for eco-friendly fridge

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on June 29th, 2009

LG converts container ship into a huge advertisement for eco-friendly fridgeIn a great bit of marketing, LG is attempting to lure consumers toward its latest energy efficient refrigerator with an unusual launch. The company has designed a 70-meter long container ship disguised as their new refrigerator.

The football field sized ship/refrigerator sailed up the Seine from Le Havre to Paris between June 22 and June 25. The company brags that the refrigerator consumes low power, though we aren’t confident that the worldwide launch of this new LG side-by-side refrigerator was anywhere near environmentally-friendly. But it is clever.

LG’s first 3D LCD TV heads for Korea

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

LG's first 3D LCD TV heads for KoreaLG has finally announced that its first 3D LCD, the 47-inch 47LH50, will be available for purchase next month. Don’t get too excited. It’s headed to Korea. The new TV is based on the 47LH50, so shares its model number, and is functionally identical.

The only difference being that it will have you wearing dorky polarized 3D glasses once in a while. We may just see it here in the US at some point. The old 47LH50 made it to the US, so this one just might as well. No price info yet, but the old one was about $2000.

LG unveils 3D LCD display

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on May 27th, 2009

LG unveils 3D LCD displayLG just released its latest full HD 3D LCD display. We’re talking 23″ of 3D right in your living room, along with double the brightness of a standard 3D LCD display. This allows LG to claim that they are the first in the world. Not that they like to brag or anything.

Thanks to time-sequential technologies, both right and left eyes will view different images, fooling you into thinking that you’re actually looking at a 3D image. Wait. What if I don’t want to be fooled? Fool me once, shame on me, fool me twice and I just might enjoy 3D images on your LCD sirs.

LG preparing mobile phone with 12 MP camera

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on May 15th, 2009

LG preparing mobile phone with 12 MP cameraLooks like LG will be releasing a new 12-megapixel cell phone later in the year. Take it with a grain of salt, but it could very well happen. 12-megapixels will likely replace the new 8-megapixel camera phones that are all over the market.

Sure, the lens isn’t up to par with those of a standard digital camera, but it’s always a march forward. Lens tech will just have to catch up. Who cares if those extra MP are useless?

LG Viewty Smart headed for the UK

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on May 14th, 2009

LG Viewty Smart headed for the UKThose living in the UK will soon have a chance to pick up LG’s Viewty Smart handset as it will be available in that part of the world next month. To refresh your memory, it sports a 3″ touchscreen display, WVGA resolution, 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity, aGPS support, Wi-Fi and the 3D S-Class UI.

If you Brits like what you see, you’ll want to pick one up next month. You’ll also dig this handset’s 8-megapixel camera, which should give you nice crisp images. No word yet on pricing.

LG Home Theater Combo awaits your iPod

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on May 13th, 2009

LG Home Theater Combo awaits your iPod LG is making it easy for iPod owners to get into home theater with the LG HB954TBW Blu-ray 5.1 Home Theater Combo that features a unique slide-out iPod dock. It will accept all iPods, but we aren’t sure if it spits iPhones out or not.

We just think that pop out iPod tray is cool and keeps it all tucked away when not in use. It was introduced at CES 2009 and the system is selling in Korea and includes 5.1 speakers, amplification and a Blu-ray player. It will cost about a grand, which isn’t bad at all.

LG GD900 Crystal headed to the UK

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2009

LG GD900 transparent phoneWe first saw the LG GF900 Crystal back at MWC 2009. Its LGs sexy phone with the transparent keyboard, which gives it a luxurious look. Those who have been captivated by it in the UK should be able to pick up the device in mid-May, since Carphone Warehouse has confirmed that they will be releasing the device then.

The GD900 features LG’s S-Class Touch UI, an 8-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, TV-out and Dolby Mobile audio technology. The display and transparent sliding keypad should support multi-touch input and handwriting recognition as well.

LG Versa game pad now available

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 23rd, 2009

LG Versa game pad now availableThe LG Versa’s QWERTY module is great and everything, but if you’re ready for some games, you may be ready for the snap-on game pad, which is now available. Unlike the QWERTY, the game pad module slides along the back of the phone’s body for storage, not requiring the brown wallet.

You’ll get an 8-way directional pad, four dedicated gaming buttons, and some sore fingers if you don’t take a break now and then. It will cost you $29.99.

LG All-in-one “Champagne” XCanvas home-theater

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 16th, 2009

LG All-in-one "Champagne" XCanvas home-theaterThe latest XCanvas home theater from LG looks pretty futuristic and is available in two different varieties. The HT964TZ (5.1ch) and HT564DG (2.1ch) come in the unique form of a glass of champagne with a red wine color.

Both models support only DVDs with LG’s state of the art upscaling technology. No price on these yet, but just look at them, they are sure to be an expensive non-Blu-ray option. Currently they are only available in Korea.

LG’s Viewty II gets official

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 15th, 2009

LG’s Viewty II gets officialThe LG Viewty II is now official, and along with a bunch of specs, it arrives with a new name: The Viewty Smart. Will it live up to its namesake? Have a look at the specs and decide for yourself.

The Viewty Smart features an S-Class 3D UI, 3″ WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) touchscreen display, Quad-band GSM/HSPA, Wi-Fi connectivity, aGPS navigation, 8-megapixel Schneider-Kreuznach camera, Xenon flash, 32GB storage, and DivX playback.

LG: 20 million QWERTY phones sold worldwide

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 15th, 2009

LG: 20 million QWERTY phones sold worldwideLG is proudly announcing that they have successfully made a lot of money off 20 million QWERTY cell phones around the globe. We don’t have any other breakdown on the data, like how many candybar, clamshell or slider form factors sold the most.

The most successful QWERTY devices include the enV series that sold over 8 million units in North America alone along with the Rumor series that sold 6 million units in North America. It’s quite a milestone for LG. You might say that the QWERTY bird gets the worm.