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LG readies Tablet, Optimus Smartphones

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on August 22nd, 2010

Sounds like LG is pretty confident about its soon to be released Android-tablet, due in the fourth quarter of this year. The tablet is branded as part of the Optimus line and will take a different route than the iPad tablet.

Instead of focusing on consumption, entertainment, and multimedia, LG will be gearing its tablet toward productivity. LG’s vice president of marketing for mobile devices Chang Ma says so. “Our tablet will be better than the iPad.” He says, “It’s going to be surprisingly productive.”

LG to reveal 31-inch OLED panel

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2010

LG is already the record holder for the largest production OLED model, but they aren’t content with it so next month, they will break their own record and double that size to 31-inches, showing it off on the showfloor of the IFA electronics show in Germany.

Samsung showed off a 31-inch OLED of their own a few years ago, but that one never made it to the market, so if LG’s does, they are the king of OLED panels.

LG Wink touch phone for Generation Z

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on August 2nd, 2010

LG is aiming this one squarely at the young Generation Z mobile consumers in Korea. It’s called the LG Wink Series and it consists of the Wink, Wink Style and Wink 3G. All are full touchscreen display phones, targeting first time touch phone users with more versatile texting functionality, more music options, wider social networking support, and a customizable, user-friendly interface.

The LG Wink fits right into your palm with a 2.4″ display. The LG Wink Style has a 2.8″ LCD display and comes in a range of color options with accents on the front button panel. While the LG Wink 3G delivers quality data transmission and connectivity, making sure you remain connected with friends and family via push e-mail and social networking.

LG Optimus Z smartphone hits South Korea

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 29th, 2010

LG’s latest smartphone to hit South Korea is the Optimus Z. It will be available from local carriers SK Telecom and KT. The device runs Android 2.1 with the option to upgrade it to 2.2 before 2011. Performance should not be a problem thanks to its 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Each purchase also gets you a couple of 1,350mAh batteries so you can keep your phone juiced while traveling. The body measures just 11.05mm thin. The Optimus Z is definitely sexy in matte-finish metal as well.

LG confirms Android-powered tablet for Q4 2010

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 29th, 2010

LG had already announced earlier this month that it will be introducing an Android tablet this year. Now we have confirmation that it will be part of its new Optimus brand when it hits the market in Q4 2010.

Given the timing, it looks like LG wants to position themselves for a prosperous holiday shopping season. Assuming it is a worldwide launch anyway. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

LG Mobile App Store to open in 23 Markets

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2010

LG actually launched their mobile application store a while back, but now the company has updated the store, expanding it to 23 countries. Places like Australia, India, South Africa, and 20 others. There are over 3,000 apps in the store, which are available for feature phones, Windows Mobile phones, with Android applications will expand the library over time.

Looks like a quick peek at the Australian store shows that all apps are free for download, though users are separated into Single, Double, or Triple membership levels. Each level offers users more access to additional apps. Activity points are earned by rating apps, sharing it over email or other methods.

LG to release several Windows Phone 7 handsets in 2010

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2010

Once again an LG representative has confirmed that a Windows Phone 7-powered handset is on the way and due in September. That handset is expected to be called the Pacific. The company also said that more WP7 devices are coming before year’s end.

LG is the third largest cellphone maker, behind Nokia and Samsung. Its phone shipments are slowly increasing, but it has fallen into losses due to a lack of smartphones, which has allowed Apple, RIM and other companies to grow much faster. Most of LG’s efforts this past year have focused on Android with only small efforts spent on Windows Mobile.

LG finally ready for 3D

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2010

LG is finally preparing to make a really big push into the 3D market as it has started to offer its first Blu-ray 3D players and 3D TVs, and even putting both together into 3D bundles. They recently rolled out the Infinia LX6500 47″ LED TV along with the LX9500 55″ LED TV, which are its first 3D-ready TVs.

To compliment these new TVs, LG is rolling out its first Blu-ray player that can handle Blu-ray 3D movies. The 3D active shutter glasses will cost extra. LG will even give a $100 discount if you pick up a 3D TV, 3D Blu-ray player and two pairs of activate shutter glasses. Not that that helps much.

LG Optimus One and Optimus Chic phones

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on July 5th, 2010

Two Android phones from LG have been announced, the Optimus One, and Optimus Chic. LG says that “Optimus” means “best” in Latin, but it sounds like a Transformer to us.

No specs have been confirmed for the Optimus One or Optimus Chic, but we can tell you that both will be running Android 2.2 Froyo when they arrive. A third Optimus phone, the Optimus Z, has shown up on LG’s corporate Flickr account, with LG’s Korean corporate name “CYON” branded on it as well.

Twilight edition LG GD510 in France

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2010

Fans of Twilight will soon have a phone just for them. This version of the GD510 comes with eight Twilight wallpapers and an embellished back cover. The phone, with it’s 3-inch resistive touchscreen has just become available in France.

It’s free on contract with Orange or will cost you €199 (or $238). Just to sweeten the deal, LG is throwing in a free copy of Twilight: New Moon.

LG Town GT350 messaging phone for social networking

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2010

If you spend most of your time texting and doing email, then the LG Town GT350 may be for you. It will arrive in Europe later this June, followed by other regions soon after. It features a QWERTY keypad of course and will focus mostly on social networking services like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut, where you can keep in touch with friends thanks to a live social network feed on the phone’s 3″ WQVA touchscreen display.

Just tap the refresh button to see the latest updates quickly. Other specifications are pretty ordinary, including a 2-megapixel camera and Wi-Fi.

LG Vu Plus hitting AT&T on June 6 for $150

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2010

The LG Vu Plus is official with a June 6 release. The most interesting change in this version is the addition of a landscape slider QWERTY keyboard and support for AT&T’s FLO-based Mobile TV service carries over for $9.99 a month with a free 7-day trial subscription.

Some other features include a 3-inch capacitive touchscreen, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, a 3 megapixel autofocus cam with video recording, AT&T Video Share compatibility, and microSD expansion if you need it. It should arrive on shelves for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

LG Ally hitting Verizon stores on May 20th, pre-orders start tomorrow

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2010

LG’s Android 2.1-based Ally will get into customer’s hot little hands on May 20th. The smartphone will be available in VZW stores beginning May 20th, with pre-orders going live for phone and web customers as early as tomorrow.

The Iron Man 2 themed smartphone will sell for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new two-year contract. That’s not bad at all for this phone.

LG Ally gets a website, we get more details

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on May 5th, 2010

The LG Ally was recently acknowledged to actually exist, but aside from that, we knew very little. Well, now the phone has it’s own page on the company’s website, which is also a nice little commercial for Iron Man 2.

Aside from pimping out Tony Stark and his technicolor armored geek suit, it gives us some info. The device has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, Android 2.1, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, backside camera and a microSD card slot.

LG Aloha to be called Ally for Verizon

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on May 2nd, 2010

We have news that the LG LU2300 Aloha handset headed for Verizon in May will be called the Ally instead, which is not nearly as catchy of a name. The mid-May release is on track and the specs will be the same, with a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen with 480×800 resolution and Android 2.1.

Some other specs include a QWERTY keyboard, 5-megapixel camera and support for 720p video playback. Pricing for the device remains a mystery. Maybe this one is up your ally.