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LG to unveil 480Hz LCD TV at CES 2009

Posted in LG by Shane McGlaun on December 30th, 2008

LG 480Hz LCD TVCES 2009 is only days away now and the hoards of new gadgets and HDTVs that will be shown are probably showing up at the convention center in Vegas right now. Each year there are a myriad of world’s first launched at the show, and often they can only claim that title for a day, if not mere hours because of all the product introductions.

LG has laid claim to the title of world’s first TruMotion 480Hz LCD TV panel. The typical HDTV has a 60Hz refresh rate, though some are on the market now sporting 120Hz. I expect that we will see many 240Hz sets at the show and LG may not be the only maker showing off a 480Hz set.

LG’s GD910 wrist phone with touchscreen & camera

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2008

LG’s GD910 wrist phone with touchscreen & cameraWe knew that eventually a watch phone would show up that packs in all of the features we want.Turns out that it’s LG who has accomplished this with their LG-GD910 model. The phone sports a touchscreen LCD, 3G data, and a built-in camera for videoconferencing and looking cool.

Of course using that 1.43-inch screen, it might be tough to browse the internet, but it’s all about looking cool, not what you can actually accomplish. You can’t get one now and we don’t have a price yet, but LG should be showing it off at CES next month. They plan a release in Japan and Europe, but that’s all we know.

LG to unveil slimmest LED LCD at CES 2009

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2008

LG to unveil slimmest LED LCD at CES 2009LG is the latest manufacturer to stretch the limits of LCD TVs. LG will unveil the “LH95,” the world’s slimmest LED LCD TV at CES in January in Las Vegas. The LG LH95 is expected to be only 24.8mm thick, which should be good enough to back the manufacturer’s claim. The LH95 will feature a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio screen and come with 240Hz TrueMotion Drive technology.

According to LG, this LED LCD TV will be the 2009 CES Innovation Award winner in the Display category. I’m not sure how much thinner they can go, but this one is pretty darn skinny. Hopefully it lives up to all of the companies boasting.

LG announces new 14.1-inch LCD for outdoor/indoor use

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2008

LG announces new 14.1-inch LCD for outdoor/indoor useThe one problem with working on a laptop outdoors is that the screen does not adapt to the natural light, which takes the portable out of the whole portability thing. Well, LG has rolled out a new 14.1″ LCD monitor for use both indoors and in outdoor environments, bringing adaptive backlight displays to a new level.

LG’s latest offering will give you optimum screen visibility under virtually any condition, since you can switch from Transmissive mode to Reflective on-the-fly. LG claims that the innovative display will also help prolong your notebooks’ battery life, although that remains to be seen.

LG planning a Formula One phone

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on November 26th, 2008

LG planning a Formula One phoneLG loves to collaborate with other brands. Looks like the newest brand will be that of Formula motorsports. They want some of that racing action so they can get back into that whole “Life Is Good” thing they killed. It’s as if the company is having a mid-life crisis and just wants to go really fast, like vroom.

It looks like they will be rolling out a Formula One handset sometime next year. The news comes on the heels of a new sponsorship deal with F1 earlier this morning, where LG’s Chief Marketing Officer, Dermot Boden, said that the Korean consumer electronics company is “looking to develop products in the future with Formula One.”

LG Incite available at AT&T

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on November 20th, 2008

LG Incite available at AT&TThe LG Incite is available now at AT&T. It’s not bad looking. The 3G Windows mobile phone comes with a 3-inch touchscreen with a full virtual keyboard and haptic feedback. Someother features include: aGPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3.0-megapixel camera, and a microSD slot (up to 16GB.)

The LG Incite runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional with Microsoft Office Mobile and Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 and offers Windows Media Player 10. The Incite could be considered the first full-fledged LG smartphone in the States. It’s priced at $199.99 with 2-year contract.

New LG XPION R20, S20 Core 2 Quad desktops

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2008

New LG XPION R20, S20 Core 2 Quad desktopsLG announced two new premium desktop models that will be released under LG’s XPION brand. The specs that we have so far don’t seem to details so far don’t seem to match the “premium” claim, but maybe we will get more specs soon. One thing is for sure, those sleek cases are sexy as hell.

The XPION R20 features a 2 Core Quad Q8200 processor, with 3GB of RAM and a GeForce 9500GS graphics card. You’ll also get a new cooling system based on Multi Direction Platform Cooling (MDPC), which means it will be pretty quiet. The XPION S20 runs on a 2 Core Quad Q9400 and a GeForce 9600GT graphics card. Details on this one are slim indeed, but it should translate to a wider desktop with better performance then the XPION R20. At least we hope so. Sexy cases aside, we want more info.

LG KC560 in the works

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on November 10th, 2008

LG KC560 in the worksThe LG KC560 resembles the LG KC550, but this time around the KC560 will focus on style and music instead. Disco by the looks of it. What makes the LG KC560 different from most other handsets? The colored LEDs at the bottom for one thing.

The colored LEDs will start to blink each time you get an incoming call, and it will also light up in time with whatever track you happen to be playing. Which, again, by the looks of it should be the Bee Gees or Abba. Or God forbid KC and the Sunshine Band. Some specs include: Tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900), GPRS/EDGE connectivity, 2.4? 262K color QVGA TFT display, 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash, FM radio, USB and Bluetooth and microSD memory card slot. Expect to pay $300 to $350 for the LG KC560.

LG announces 13.3-inch XNOTE P310 premium laptop

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on November 5th, 2008

LG announces 13.3-inch XNOTE P310 premium laptopLG’s new laptop may look like the XNOTE P300 on the outside, but the P310 model has a decent upgrade under the hood. It now runs on the Centrino 2 platform. Includes a speedier 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo T9400 processor, 3GB of DDR3 memory, 2GB of Intel Turbo Memory a 320GB hard drive, and decent NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT graphics, and the same LED-backlit 13.3-inch display as before. No word on a price yet, but it will likely be just over $2,000. It’s available in a lovely black rose detailed aluminum finish.

Life is no longer good for LG

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on October 28th, 2008

Life is no longer good for LGThe economy going in the crapper is enough to turn any smile into a frown. That’s just as true with LG as it is with the average person. In order to demonstrate that they are down in the dumps and that they feel your pain, LG’s director of marketing plans on downplaying the company’s “Life’s Good” slogan. Because life is no longer good for many people at the moment. So instead of pretending everything is awesome, the company’s new ads will focus on what their products can do to make life easier. Yep, LG is a real downer.

LG and Alltel rock to the Rhythm

Posted in LG by Shane McGlaun on October 16th, 2008

Alltel LG RhythmMusic phones and smartphones are two of the biggest categories of handsets today. Music fans can get one device that lets them make and receive phone calls while listening to music. Without a phone that can play music, users end up needing to carry a MP3 player and a mobile phone. Finding a place to stuff an extra gadget can be a big problem for some users.

The LG Rhythm is an interesting phone that features a built-in FM transmitter that can send music playing on the phone to a FM radio up to ten feet away. That means in your car you can listen to music from the phone on your car audio system without resorting to accessories. The handset has an integrated 3.5mm headphone jack and can change between music and phone calls automatically.

LG KC780 Portrait Phone gets official

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on October 9th, 2008

LG KC780 Portrait Phone gets officialLG has finally made the LG KC780 slider handset official. Aka the Portrait Phone. The WTF phone may have been more apt since it sports an 8 megapixel camera, yet lacks some key features like 3G and Wi-Fi and GPS navigation, but what do I know? On the other hand, you get Face and Smile detection, automatic modes for new users, even a Beauty Mode that glams you up and gets rid of imperfections on your face.

ISO 1600 lets you capture better images in the dark, while on the other extreme a Smart Light setting helps with brightness. The handset also doubles as a webcam. Some other features include: GSM 900/1800/1900, GPRS/EDGE connectivity, 2.4? 240×320 QVGA 262k color display, FM radio, Built-in accelerometer, DivX playback, 140MB of user memory, microSD memory card slot, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR connectivity.

LG and AT&T announce the new Invision handset

Posted in LG by Shane McGlaun on August 21st, 2008

Lg InvisionWe have all ended up somewhere at one time or another where we didn’t have anything to do and were bored to tears. If you have a nice smart phone, you have a few options from playing games and watching YouTube videos to listening to music. AT&T customers with the right handset can even watch TV.

LG Mobile Phones and AT&T announced a new handset called the LG Invision, which is now the smallest mobile TV capable handset in America. The phone measures 4 inches tall by 2 inches wide and is less than 1/2 inch thick. The clear screen allows TV fans to enjoy TV programming — including college football games — on networks like CBS Mobile, ESPN Mobile, Fox Mobile, and NBC2GO.

LG unveils “world’s most energy-efficient monitor”

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2008

LG unveils “world’s most energy-efficient monitor”
Here’s some news sure to please you green geeks. LG just announced what they are tauting as the “world’s most energy-efficient monitor,”. Supposedly it beats the pants off of other energy-hog monitors.

The Flatron W2252TE. It would appear that they managed to do this without skimpy too much on specs. You get a 22-inch screen with 1680 x 1050 resolution, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 2 ms response time, 170 degree viewing angle, and 250cd/m2 brightness rating. All this and a 45% reduction on power consumption compared to other models. Nothing on price yet, but it should be available to green geeks in the UK starting this August.

LG launches a pair of stretched LCDs for the UK

Posted in LG by Shane McGlaun on June 2nd, 2008

LG Stretched LCDsI get why people want wide LCDs. They are great for gaming thanks to the typically higher resolutions and they allow you to get more stuff on the screen at once. For instance you can get several of the latest pics of your favorite quasi-stars getting out of their cars sans undies on the screen at once.

Despite the obvious use I mentioned above LG says that the M3800S-BN and the M2900S-BN displays are designed for presenting lots of information on screen at once for locations like airports and train stations. The M38000S-BN is a 38-inch screen and the M2900S-BN is a 29-inch LCD. Both screens can be mounted horizontally or vertically as well.