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LG’s digital-TV-player phones headed for CES

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

LG never slows down. Lately they’ve been on a roll with digital media players, among other things. The players are expected to have better video playback compared to that we’ve seen so far on mobile players. And the company is planning to release three cellphones that support digital-TV-playback.

The phones will supposedly work flawlessly even when the user is traveling at speeds of up to 290 kmph. That’s a bold statement. The company is also working on chips that receive direct TV feeds. Hopefully we will learn more at CES.

LG GS200 comes packs loud sound, low price

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2009

Are you in the market for a simple and affordable phone? Have a look at the LG GS200. At the moment it’s only available in Russia for just 3900 rubles or $130, but it should be hitting other countries soon.

The LG GS200 features an FM radio, music player, Bluetooth, 2-inch 176 x 220 pixel display, 1.3-megapixel camera and a microSD card slot. Sure it isn’t high-end, but for the price it’s not too bad. What do you think?

LG announces world’s thinnest 42-inch LCD panel

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 21st, 2009

How thin can LCD panels get? It’s never enough for LG who is getting ready for CES 2010, where they intend to show off the new “worlds thinnest” LCD TV panel.

LG has announced a new 42-inch 1080p panel that’s only 2.6mm (or .1 inch) thin. The prototype LED-backlit 120Hz display is light as well at just under 8.8 pounds. Sadly we don’t have any other specs on it yet, but we will learn more when CES kicks off in Vegas very soon.

AuthenTec smart sensor powers LG eXpo

Posted in LG by Shane McGlaun on December 8th, 2009

lgexpoauthentecI really like it when my gadgets can do more than one thing and when my gadgets have hardware that can do more than one thing I get excited. AuthenTec is talking about its contribution to the LG eXpo smartphone.

The eXpo uses the AuthenTec smart sensor that not only reads fingerprints for security, but allows navigation too. The sensor is sort of like a track pad fingerprint reader combo.

LG SL8000 borderless LCD HDTV unveiled in Russia

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2009

LG SL8000 borderless LCD HDTV unveiled in RussiaLG has announced its latest LCD HDTV, the SL8000 Borderless, in Russia. TV’s without borders. That’s what I’m talking about. Unlike conventional LCD TVs, the SL8000 has a unique single-layer screen, with the TV screen and frame in one piece, which makes it borderless.

This HDTV also features 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 150,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and a 2ms response time. You’ll also get LG’s TruMotion 200GHz which reduces the blur of moving objects, Smart Energy Saving Plus for reducing electricity consumption and Intelligent Sensor for automatically adjusting the image and the intensity of the backlight under different lighting conditions.

LG announces the world’s first Full HD 3D LCD

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

LG announces the world’s first Full HD 3D LCDLike it or not, 3D is coming. LG is leading the charge having just announced the world’s first mass produced Full HD 3D monitor. This guy is 23 inches diagonally, but other than that we don’t have much info yet.

But we do know that Korea plans to introduce Full HD 3D broadcasts and that there are satellite 3D broadcasting trials that will take place in the UK and Japan. So you won’t soon be able to escape the 3D no matter where you run.

LG’s WinMo eXpo unveiled for AT&T

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

LG's WinMo eXpo unveiled for AT&TCheck out the LG eXpo, a slider with a pico projector inside. This full QWERTY slider is also packing a 1GHz CPU, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera, a microSD slot, and the removable Texas Instruments projector.

The eXpo is running Windows Mobile 6.5, and it will be available from AT&T on December 7th for $199. That’s after a mail in rebate with a two year contract. Then there’s an additional $179 if you choose to get in on the projector action.

LG readies M2794S Full HD LCD Monitor for Japan

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

LG readies M2794S Full HD LCD Monitor for JapanLG Electronics is preparing to drop their latest Full HD LCD monitor, the M2794S onto the Japanese market and hopes that folks will notice. Let’s all have a quick look so their feelings won’t be hurt. This 27-incher is a widescreen monitor that features 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, a 2ms response time, 400 cd/m2 brightness and a 20,000:1 contrast ratio.

Some other features include a built-in speaker with SRS TruSurround XT and you get several connectivity ports including two HDMI, DVI-D and RGB. The M2794S will arrive in Japan on November 27th for about $407.

LG BL40 Chocolate Christmas Edition

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

LG BL40 Chocolate Christmas EditionIt’s barely Turkey day here in the states and LG already has the Christmas spirit. The company has introduced a brand new LG BL40 Chocolate Christmas Edition that will be launched in the South Korean market on December 10th, 2009.

This version features a black color case with golden accents along with an 8-megapixel digital camera with Autofocus. You’ll also get a voucher for a prize of up to 5-million Korean Won, which is around $4,000.

LG X120 netbook comes to America with AT&T

Posted in AT&T,LG by Shane McGlaun on November 24th, 2009

lgx120-sgFor a long time only Europeans were able to take advantage of subsidized notebooks and netbooks with wireless carriers. The deals are now common in America as well, though the prices for the machines are typically not all that discounted compared to just buying the netbook outright.

LG has been offering its X120 netbook in Korea for a while now and has announced that the little machine is now coming to America. The netbook has a 10.1-inch screen, built-in webcam, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB HDD.

Verizon Wireless launches LG Chocolate Touch

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

Verizon Wireless launches LG Chocolate TouchVerizon Wireless has unveiled the LG Chocolate Touch that packs a touchscreen LCD display, a 3.2-megapixel camera with built in digital zoom and a bunch of software editing features.

The phone also boasts an FM radio with 12 presets and access to a range of social networking sites which include Twitter, Facebook and MySpace. The LG Chocolate Touch is available now ad will cost $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract on a Nationwide Calling Plan.

LG GW620 gets it’s own official site

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

LG GW620 gets it's own official siteWhat with all of the Droid excitement, it’s easy to forget LG’s GW620, LG’s first Android smartphone. And so you won’t forget about it, the LG GW620 now has its own mini-site. The page appears to be a work in progress, but there are two video demos, some stock photos, and the user manual and spec sheet for download.

The GW620 will be a dualband UMTS (900/2100) quadband GSM device, with WiFi and Bluetooth. It has either 2GB or 4GB of internal storage, along with a microSD card slot, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash. The touchscreen is a 3-inch HVGA resistive panel, while the OS is Android 1.5 Cupcake with LG’s own S-Class UI running on top.

LG’s ultrathin Windows 7 powered X-Note T380

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on October 22nd, 2009

LG's ultrathin Windows 7 powered X-Note T380 Here’s yet another Windows 7 machine debuting today, this one from LG. The X-Note T380 is a 13.3-inch ultraportable powered by a Core 2 Duo SU3700 with 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a GMA 4500MHD graphics set, 500GB of hard drive space, 802.11a/g/n WiFi and Windows 7 Home Premium.

LG has also updated its X-Note P510 to include Microsoft’s newest OS, but is otherwise exactly the same. Nothing yet on price or release yet, but we should know soon.

LG unveils GD510 with optional Solar Panel cover

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

LG unveils GD510 with optional Solar Panel coverLG has unveiled the LG GD510, a nice loking and compact 3-inch full touchscreen phone with WQVGA display resolution (240 x 400), 8GB internal memory and a 3 megapixel camera. The LG GD510 is made from brushed aluminum and features a single button on the bottom of the face that functions as the menu, end and cancel keys, depending on what mode the phone is in.

The focus is on an optimized feature set for a more compact phone that’s easier to use. Apparently the GD510 has an optional solar panel add-on, which replaces the battery cover with a solar panel for recharging.

LG officially unveils BL20 Chocolate handset

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

LG officially unveils BL20 Chocolate handsetLG has officially announced the upcoming release of its new Chocolate series handset, the BL20. Some specs include a 5-megapixel camera, 2.4-inch display, and a touchbutton interface. The BL20 will ship to Europe first in October for the equivalent of $394 without a contract.

Some other features include an LED flash and autofocus for the camera, with internal memory at 130MB, expandable with an 8GB microSD memory card. It supports Quad-band GSM voice networks and two-band 3G data networks.