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LG presentation shows off fake TV advancements

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2009

Just your typical viral marketing ad. What’s interesting about this one is that it shows off a bunch of TV Advancements during an LG presentation. The first one replaces all swear words with baby laughter, while a “Happy Time” feature detects when a program is too sad for you and replaces the image on screen with images of cute puppies or kittens.

The last one is the Family Time feature that turns any adult themed scene into a cartoon, which would make porn something entirely different.

LG Versa getting a game pad module?

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

LG Versa getting a game pad module?This is interesting, but not entirely surprising. The LG Versa was built to be modular after all. It’s just that the only module we’ve seen so far is the QWERTY keyboard. That could change with this upcoming game controller that resembles an NES controller.

Starting April 1st you can get one for $29. We don’t think it’s an April Fools’ joke, but we’ll see. This means that you can turn the LG VX9600 into a nice looking gaming device for only $29. The only problem we see is, uh… a lack of games.

LG’s Rumor 2 goes official with Sprint

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on March 12th, 2009

LG's Rumor 2 goes official with SprintLG’s Rumor 2 is no longer a rumor at all having finally launched exclusively on Sprint. What does it bring to the party? A slide-out QWERTY keypad, QVGA display, 1.3 megapixel camera, and a removable backplate. Comes in either Black Titanium and Vibrant Blue.

The Black Titanium can be found at Sprint’s website on March 15th, while the Vibrant Blue edition will be available on March 29th. If you hate the web, you can drop your $49.99 (on contract) on April 19th.

LG recalls 30,000 830 Spyder handsets due to Poor 911 connection

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009

LG recalls 30,000 830 Spyder handsets due to Poor 911 connectionIt’s always nice when your phone has some extra bells and whistles, but we tend to forget that the most important feature of your phone is it’s 911 functionality. That’s why LG must be feeling a bit embarrassed that around 30,000 LG 830 Spyder handsets are having a tough time dialing for help.

A product recall notes that a huge number of them have “difficulty sustaining a connection or have poor voice quality on calls to emergency 911.” On the up side, LG is acting responsibly, as it has only received a single report that did not result in any injuries.

LG Versa gets official on Verizon beginning March 1

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

LG Versa gets official on Verizon beginning March 1Today the LG Versa has been officially announced. To recap, the phone features a 3-inch(480 x 240)touch screen, an attachable QWERTY keypad, a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus, and flash.

The phone also boasts a music player that can run while you are performing other tasks, a microSD slot capable of holding up to 16GB and Bluetooth 2.1. Some other features include mobile IM for AIM, MSN, Yahoo, web browsing with Flash compatibility, VCast music and is VZ Navigator-capable.

LG 22-inch W2261VG LCD with 50k:1 contrast

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 25th, 2009

LG 22-inch W2261VG LCD with 50k:1 contrastThis new monitor from LG is apparently only available in Japan at the moment. The W2261VG boasts a Full HD resolution TN panel LCD with 1000:1 contrast, 300 cd/m2 brightness and 160/170 viewing angles rating. Flip the switch and the 2ms rated panel can extend its 1000:1 contrast rating of up to 50k:1; revealing more details in darkly lit scenes.

As far as connectivity, it features HDMI, VGA and a HDCP compliant DVI-D digital port. Looks like its more suited for gaming and multimedia. It’s available now in Japan for $227.

LG intros 42 and 47 inch Bluetooth LH70 HDTVs in Korea

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

LG intros 42 and 47 inch Bluetooth LH70 HDTVs in KoreaLooks like LG has two new Scarlet sets coming, both with integrated Bluetooth. Pretty girl not included as usual. To start, the LH70 line will consist of two models, a 42 incher that’s 39.7mm thin and a 47 incher that’s 40.9mm thin.

Each will feature a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, 120Hz technology, 2 millisecond response time, a USB port for connecting external media, touch sensitive power button, DivX compatibility and an ambient light sensor to automatically adjust screen brightness to adjust to the room that you are viewing in and conserve energy.

LG GD900 transparent phone

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

LG GD900 transparent phoneThe LG GD900 has just been unveiled, and the transparent keypad phone is a real looker. It’s definitely a first. The phone is just 13mm thick and features a slide out keypad that’s see through, knocking the iPhone dead as far as cool looks. It may be crystal clear, but the LG GD900 keypad will still glow if you are in the dark.

There aren’t many details about what’s going on inside other than HSDPA, but it’s due out Q2 this year. We do know that there’s a second camera on the front for video calls, and we’re guessing it’s also a music phone, with a proper headphone jack and may have Dolby Mobile inside.

LG Arena KM900 reveals multitouch capabilities

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2009

LG Arena KM900 gets officialLooks like LG isn’t going to have any secrets left where the Arena KM900 is concerned by the time Mobile World Congress comes around on Monday. They’ve released some more info, mostly having to do with multitouch capabilities for image and web page zooming and the like.

It features a dedicated multimedia chip and names for each side of the interface’s 3D cube. Those names are: phone, widgets, shortcuts, and multimedia. Get this. The UI “took 100 man years to develop”. Chuckle. At this rate, we will learn all there is to know before Monday.

LG Arena KM900 gets official

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

LG Arena KM900 gets officialFinally, after all of it’s teasing, LG has officially announced it will launch the LG Arena KM900 flagship at MWC 09 in Barcelona. They also announced some new features, while confirming Wi-Fi and A-GPS capability. The LG Arena will also support 7.2 MBps HSDPA data throughput.

It will come with “Dolby and Divx technologies… and feature audio and video technologies never before seen on a mobile phone”. The real interesting thing is their new 3D S-Class user interface: A cube-based layout that will give you four customizable home screens for direct access to all features on intuitive, touch-based 3D menus.

More LG Arena KM900 details

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 4th, 2009

More LG Arena KM900 detailsYesterday we took a look at LG’s somewhat familiar Arena KM900 phone, and now more details are available, though LG is still keeping a few things to themselves.

Looks like this one will feature GSM/UMTS/HSDPA connectivity, a high-resolution 3-inch 800×480 touchscreen display and mobile TV. Apparently the phone measures only 11.5mm thick, just a tad slimmer than the iPhone. Folks in Europe may get it as soon as next month from T-Mobile Germany. Stay tuned for more on this one.

AT&T to offer the LG Neon

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2009

AT&T to offer LG NeonThe LG Neon probably looks familiar, that’s because it’s been released before as the LG KS360. They’re both pretty identical, with a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.4″ touchscreen display and other functions. Your only bonus here is the added AT&T logo on the front.

The LG Neon is targeted at youth whose only communications with others are through texting. No word yet on pricing and availability yet, but we should know soon should you be itching to text with this thing.

LG Arena KM900 touchscreen phone pics and specs

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 3rd, 2009

LG Arena KM900 touchscreen phone pics and specsLG’s new Arena KM900 touchscreen phone is finally out of the closet, thanks to the above image and some specs surfacing. It looks a bit like the Samsung Omnia, and features a 5-megapixel camera along with a secondary camera for video calls, built-in GPS, WiFi, and an “innovative S-Class 3D interface.”

Sadly we don’t have complete specs, but the phone will apparently be hitting Europe in March. We should learn more later this month. The pic and the specs above come from a retailer’s sales brochure in the Netherlands.

Executives in LCD Price Fixing Case Get Jail Time

Posted in LG by Shane McGlaun on January 20th, 2009

LG LCD TVWhen the global economy is down many Americans have less cash to spend and that means that luxury goods like TVs and notebooks don’t sell well. Still, some Americans buy these goods despite the poor economy and often that requires some time saving up cash.

Nothing will anger a consumer more than finding out after they part with their hard-earned cash that they were ripped off. Such was the case in 2008 when executives at some of the biggest LCD panel firms in the world pled guilty to price fixing in the LCD market.

LG BD390 Blu-Ray player with Wi-Fi

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on January 9th, 2009

LG BD390 Blu-Ray player with Wi-FiThe LG BD390 Blu-ray player gets a couple of added features that take it to the next level when compared with most other competing players. With internet connectivity being this year’s mantra for TVs at CES, the BD390 decided to include Wi-Fi connectivity.

To complement it’s new tricks, the player has 1GB of onboard memory, so there’s no need for a USB stick to access BD-Live features, and 7.1 channel analog outputs for some killer sound and compatibility.