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LG Thrill 4G (Optimus 3D) headed to AT&T

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2011

AT&T and LG have announced the LG Thrill 4G. What we have here is basically the AT&T branded version of the LG Optimus 3D, but with a more “thrilling” name. The LG Thrill 4G features a dual core 1GHz processor and Android 2.2 Froyo.

Other features include a 4 inch touchscreen display capable of displaying 3D video without dorky 3D glasses and it also features dual five megapixel stereoscopic cameras that can record HD 3D video in 720p as well. There are no details on when the LG Thrill 4G will be available on AT&T and no pricing details yet.

LG G-Slate shows off on video

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2011

A girl named theofficialLGgirl was recently chosen to shoot an advertisement for LG’s G-Slate tablet on T-Mobile. She was given her own G-Slate after the shoot, and has posted a video showing off her experience with the tablet.

Obviously it’s going to be a bit biased, but it does a nice job of showing off the tablet. And it never hurts to have a cute girl if you are selling something right? The tablet runs Honeycomb (Android 3.0) on a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and can display 3D content on the tablet itself if you have 3D glasses. It can also output to the big screen through an HDMI port.

LG releases RVF1000 and AVC2400 Video Conference Tools in South Korea

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on March 16th, 2011

LG’s RVF1000 and AVC2400 video conference tools are now available to those in South Korea who want to talk business face to face. Both devices are capable of capturing pictures and handling video conference streaming in 720p high-definition.

The LG RVF1000 and AVC2400 also features a 24-inch high resolution LCD and built-in speakers with echo cancellation technology. We don’t have any info on pricing at this time however. We will let you know when we get that info.

Court rules in Sony’s favor against LG, PS3 is welcomed back to Europe

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on March 10th, 2011

There won’t be a widespread PlayStation 3 shortage in Europe after all. Thank the gaming gods! You can also thank the Hague’s civil court of justice, who has just ruled in Sony’s favor in its dispute with LG, and ordered that the 300,000 PS3s that are currently seized by customs be released to Sony for distribution.

Apparently LG has also been ordered to pay €130,000 in legal fees. If the company doesn’t comply, it will face a fine of €200,000 per day until it does. It’s a win for Sony all around, but you can bet LG isn’t done with them yet.

Samsung hopes to sell 10 million 3D TVs this year, LG 5 million

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on February 19th, 2011

You and I have simple dreams. Pay the bills, take care of kids, watch some good TV, maybe go out and have fun once in a while. Folks like Samsung have bigger hopes and dreams, like wanting to sell 10 million 3D TVs this year. That would be up five times from the two million it sold last year, so the goal is ambitious.

LG is keeping it more real, planning to sell 5 million or so. We are guessing they won’t reach these numbers as a result of consumer demand for 3D, but more likely because almost all new TVs will be 3D-capable. In the end, they don’t care how they do it, as long as they have the sales and the bragging rights.

YouTube to support 3D mobile uploads

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2011

YouTube and LG has announced that it will start accepting mobile uploads in 3D, allowing users to share 3D videos. LG’s Optimus 3D will be the first to have the option, with its glasses-free display, allowing it to support much of the 3D content that it records.

We don’t have any specific details, but it should mean that any device with stereoscopic 3D should support it too. This move will allow amateur 3D video to be easily spread and distributed via Youtube for us all to see.

LG Optimus 3D gets official

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 13th, 2011

LG’s first 3D phone, the LG Optimus 3D will make its stage debut at the Mobile World Congress. The world’s first full 3D experience phone will allow you to view and create 3D content that can be immediately viewed on the phone’s glasses-free 3D display.

The phone features a 1GHz OMAP 4 dual-core processor, a dual-lens camera to record content in 3D, and a 4.3″ (800 × 480) touchscreen that can display glasses-free 3D, HDMI output, and DLNA support. We will be learning more over the next few days.

LG Optimus Pad to make an appearance at Mobile World Congress

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 13th, 2011

The LG Optimus Pad is LG’s latest venture into Honeycomb tablets. Unofficially it’s known as the “G-Slate” for Europe and both tablets share most of the same specs. It features a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, an 8.9″ display (1280 x 768), and full 1080p HD video decoding.

There’s also Android 3.0, a 3D rear camera for capturing 3D to be displayed on a 3D HDTV or with YouTube 3D, a front facing camera for video calling, 32GB of storage, a 6,400mAh battery, and full support for Adobe Flash. It will be shown during Mobile World Congress.

LG Optimus Black to be shown at MWC

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 13th, 2011

The LG Optimus Black first appeared at CES earlier this year and will now be shown off at the Mobile World Congress. It already has over 2 million pre-orders all over the world. It features a 4″ NOVA display that is energy saving without sacrificing its readability under any lighting condition.

There’s also a special Gesture UI, WiFi Direct and a 2 megapixel front facing camera, Android 2.2 and a 1,500mAh battery. A range of special-edition LG Optimus Black designs from the Keith Haring Foundation will be on display at MWC. We should have more details over the next few days.

LG wants the PS3 taken off store shelves

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on February 8th, 2011

Lawsuits. It’s how large companies throw punches at each other. In the latest lawsuit news, LG has asked the International Trade Commission (ITC) to block the sale of PlayStation 3 consoles in the US due to a patent dispute.

According to LG, many of Sony’s BRAVIA TVs, Blu-ray players, and the PS3 itself infringes on four patents held by the Korean company. The complaints about the PS3 have to do with “a way of dealing with multiple data streams, such as different camera angles, as well as a system to reproduce data that’s stored on a read-only device.” If the ITC finds in LG’s favor, it does have the power to bar the PS3 from sale in the United States, though this is rarely enforced in such cases.

LG to introduce swipe-and-pay system for mobiles in UK

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 6th, 2011

Come 2012, phones from LG Electronics will be adding more than their usual capabilities with the introduction of near-field communication chips that will handle swipe-and-pay transactions. The technology will allow shoppers to swipe their hand-held device over an electronic reader at the check-out to directly pay for goods and services from their bank account.

Customers will just need to move their phones over the receiving station. One report by Frost & Sullivan says that we could be seeing as many as 860 million NFC mobile phones by 2015.

T-Mobile and LG unveil the G-Slate

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2011

Yo G. Check this. T-Mobile and LG have unveiled their first Android tablet called the G-Slate. The device is powered by Android 3.0 and features a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, an 8.9″ display, 32GB of internal storage, a stereoscopic camera that can do 1080p 3D capture, a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, and a front-facing camera for your video call needs.

It supports 720p HD playback on the tablet itself and HDMI output for 1080p content on 3D and HD displays. The G-Slate’s 3D capabilities will also let users experience 3D HD content on the tablet itself if you wear 3D glasses.

LG unveils super thin bezel monitor display

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2011

You’ve seen those video walls that companies use to promote their products. Usually they have thick bezels to match their huge display. Well, LG wants to improve this video wall technology with the 47WV30 47-inch LED super narrow bezel monitor display.

It’s currently being shown off at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2011. The LG 47WV3047-inch LED super narrow bezel monitor display offers a superior image without sacrificing convenience or cost efficiency. The 6.9 mm seam size makes it the slimmest on any 40- to 49-inch display, and it works great indoors or outdoors with brightness as high as 4,000 lux. No word on pricing yet.

LG Optimus 3D to debut at Mobile World Congress

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 1st, 2011

We just spotted this one in the wild and it looks like LG is ready to talk about their upcoming 3D phone. At least in so much as they’ve officially announced that the LG Optimus 3D will make its debut appearance at the Mobile World Congress in Spain, in a few weeks.

The phone is LG’s first venture into 3D smartphones and it will be the first to offer a full 3D experience. LG has even included features that let you create your own 3D content. Other features include a dual-lens camera for 3D recording and a glasses-free LCD panel.

LG Optimus 3D spotted live

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2011

We already knew that LG was working on a glasses-free 3D display which will be featured in the Optimus 3D, and now we the first live images. The display looks larger than 4 inches, though we don’t know the exact size. It will also come with a dual-core processor and have multi-channel RAM. Sounds good to us.

If you find yourself in Barcelona this February for Mobile World Congress 2011, why not check it out for yourself? All signs point to LG will be making an official announcement there. Will it be a Nintendo 3DS competitor? Who knows. Should be interesting.