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LG Optimus: Android-Powered Smartphone for first-time users with 3D thumbnail gallery

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

LG has announced the launch of the Android-powered LG Optimus, a handset that offers an optimal environment for first-time smartphone users with easy and convenient mobile access. LG Optimus lets users enjoy diverse Android applications and automatic account synchronization with all Google mobile services and also features enhanced social networking functions.

The advanced media player allows you to watch DivX and Xvid videos directly without separate encoding and browsing multimedia files is easy and fun with the 3D thumbnail gallery. The phone’s 3MP camera supports geo-tagging, auto face-tagging and face-to-action technology so you can create and share multimedia content from the phone.

LG announces two new Android handsets

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2010

LG is all about Android. They’ve just announced two new handsets running on the Google platform. The LG LU2300 and SU950/KU9500 are the new kids on the block. They look pretty sleek too.

The specs are pretty impressive and include 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs, 3.5-inch AMOLED 800×480 touchscreen displays, Dolby mobile surround sound, terrestrial DMB, Wi-Fi and GPS with 5-megapixel cameras.

LG Cookie Gig GM570 Touch Phone

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2010

LG is offering another Cookie in the form of the LG Cookie Gig GM570 that’s geared toward music. It packs in some good specs like a 3 inch WQVGA display, resistive touch-screen, 5MP camera, 3.5mm headphones, microSD card slot, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA support and Bluetooth.

Right now, we have no idea about the price and availability on this one. AT&T? Hopefully they put it in the cookie jar soon with some more detailed info.

LG Display to triple OLED capacity with huge investment

Posted in LG by Shane McGlaun on April 22nd, 2010

OLED screens are great; they use less power than LCD tech and offer better colors. The catch is that the typical OLED is much more expensive and large screens are not around. The cost reason means that most OLED screens so far are used in the smartphone realm.

LG Display is set to make a huge $225.7 million investment to triple its OLED building capacity. The increased capacity is good for the market because more screen production means lower prices.

Is this the LG Aloha?

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

There’s no palm trees, no coconuts, and it won’t play Hawaii 5-0, but this might just be the LG Aloha. Until now we haven’t seen any official pictures of the LG Aloha, but some people think that this may be it.

There’s no way to know for sure, but this one is supposedly called the LU2300, while we heard that the Aloha is the C710. The specs are pretty sweet though boasting a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, Android 2.1, 3.5-inch AMOLED display, 800 x 480 WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera, GPS, Wi-Fi, 720p video and an Optical trackpad.

Android-powered LG C710 Aloha smartphone

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

Keep in mind that this is unconfirmed, but rumor is that LG is planning an Android-powered phone called the C710 Aloha. The rumored specs certainly have us drooling and we are ready to believe this one since there was recently approval of a device called the C710 by the WiFi Alliance.

Some of those rumored specs include an 800 x 480 display, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Full QWERTY keyboard along with GPRS, UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA connectivity. Sounds like a good Droid alternative.

Sprint’s LG Remarq made from recycled plastics

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2010

This phone looks pretty good-looking considering that it’s made from 19% recycled plastic. 87% of the phone can be recycled when it’s life is over. Keeping with the green theme, it also uses a low energy charger. Some other features include a 1.3 megapixel camera, a media player, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth, a speakerphone, QWERTY keypad and a slider form factor.

Look for the LG Remarq to be available on May 9 for $20 after a two year contract and a $50 mail-in rebate.

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LG’s 15-inch 15EL9500 OLED TV heads for Europe

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

We know that you’ve been waiting for LG’s new OLED television, with it’s 3mm-thick display, and you won’t have to wait much longer. It sports a 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a 0.001ms response time. It’s sexy on the inside and sexy on the outside.

LG has announced that the 15-inch OLED panel will hit Europe this May and the US in the summer. Those with lots of disposable cash can pick it up for €1,999 (or $2,725). It ain’t cheap, but you already knew that.

Prototype Windows Phone 7 Series Smartphone from LG

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

Aaron Woodman, the director of consumer experiences for Microsoft’s mobile division, showed off a prototype of LG’s Windows Phone 7 Series phone over at Engadget. We don’t have many details, but we do know that it’s a QWERTY slider that’s just a tad thicker than the iPhone, with a 5MP camera, and six hardware buttons.

Woodman wouldn’t confirm or deny if Windows Phone 7 Series would support Mac OS, but he mentioned that they are currently discussing it at least. A windows phone supporting Mac OS? Maybe. Sounds like crazy talk.

LG X200 Netbook

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

LG has added a new netbook to their line-up with the launch of the LG X200. The LG X200 Netbook features Intel’s new Pine Trail platform, and comes with a 1.66GHZ Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM and features Intel GMA 3150 graphics.

Some other specs include a chicklet style keyboard, a 250GB hard drive, 802.11n WiFi, and a few USB ports. The netbook weighs about 2.7 pounds.

LG introduces Skinny Frame PDP TVs

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 17th, 2010

LG has just launched a range of new plasma display projection (PDP) televisions in Korea, the X Canvas 60” 60PK550 and 50” 50PK550, 2 PDP TVs with a 600Mhz panel and a 25mm thin edge around the screens. The new displays are much brighter and twice as clear the older versions according to LG.

Both televisions feature an upgraded voice system and light sensors that automatically adjust brightness and energy efficiency, which should help you save up to 60% on power consumption.

LG Mini GD880 Phone with 16:9 Aspect Ratio

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

Who’s this sexy beast? The LG Mini GD880, which runs LG’s S-Class OS, and not Android for some reason. Didn’t they get the memo, that everyone is going Android? I guess peer pressure doesn’t always work. Still this phone has some nice specs, like the 16:9 aspect ratio.

On a display of just 3.2-inches. We don’t know a lot about it, but we do know it has a 5.0-megapixel camera with face detection, Wi-Fi, and HSDPA 7.2Mbps connectivity.

LG GW620 Android Smartphone now available in the UK

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

LG’s first Android powered smartphone is now available in the UK. The LG GW620 packs in a 3 inch touchscreen, a five megapixel camera and a slide out QWERTY keyboard, with WiFi and Bluetooth.

Folks in the UK can get the LG GW620 through T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile. T-Mobile is offering the handset for free with a £20 a month two year contract with unlimited data access. Virgin Mobile is offering the LG GW620 free with a £22 a month contract, which lasts for eighteen months, with unlimited data and texts.

LG to release new Art Cinema XF2 in April

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2010

LG’s XF2 player ships in April with 1080p video and 5.1 audio output over HDMI and that’s just what we like to hear. That performance is exactly what we want. As far as compatibility there’s MPEG 1/2/4, h.264, Xvid, DivX, FLAC, WMA, AC3, and all the usuals.

The XF2 also supports subtitles and captions in several formats. The 500GB capacity is acceptable but not great when you consider the lack of a network interface. All in all, we like it, but the price is an issue.

XG1 Chic USB external HDD from LG

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2009

LG’s latest external hard drive will class up any joint. The XG1 Chic comes in 1TB, 1.5TB and 2TB capacities. And you can choose from black or white colors.

It’s a radical departure from your standard external hard drive which is nice. One thing that we get sick of is boring design. This is not boring. That girl sure looks happy about it.