LG can’t meet demand for iPhone and iPad screens from Apple

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on July 23rd, 2010

I think that anyone who has tried to buy a new Apple product like the iPad or iPhone on launch day and the days and weeks thereafter knows that shortages are common. The main reason for shortages of Apple products like these is that Apple can’t get enough screens.

LG Display builds the screens for many of the Apple products including the iPad and iPhone. LG has stated that it will not be able to meet the demand that Apple has for screens.

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone 7 launch partners

Posted in Microsoft by Conner Flynn on July 22nd, 2010

Microsoft’s lineup of partners for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 launch is impressive. Microsoft has confirmed that Dell and HTC will be making Windows Phone 7 phones, as well as ASUS, LG, and Samsung.

All of these companies should have their stamp firmly in place on the hardware by the end of the year. The launch of the OS is slated for the “holidays.” These are good partners to have for this OS. We are really looking forward to what they deliver. Expectations are high for this one.

LG unveils its first 3D notebook

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2010

The LG R590 has been announced and is LG’s first 3D notebook. It sports a 15.6 inch display, an Intel Core i7 processor, SRS Tru-Surround HD, Nvidia GeForce GT335M graphics card, optional Blu-ray drive and TriDef software that converts 2D video to 3D in real time.

That means that any video can become 3D. The notebook is available in Korea right now. No info about global availability yet. Oh and you need dorky glasses. It uses polarized glasses instead of shutter glasses.

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.

HDMI to be replaced with HDBaseT?

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on July 4th, 2010

The HDMI standard has been targeted for assassination. The killers? LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Valens Semiconductor. They have introduced a brand new audiovisual standard, called HDBaseT.

Don’t worry, this will not likely introduce a new kind of cable to your home. Instead of a new connector, it is based on the Cat 5e/6 network cables, commonly referred to as ethernet cables. The cable can pass HD and 3-D video signals, as well as data through an integrated 100MBit Ethernet connection. That feed should allow for new internet-connected TV services, like Google TV.

LG’s new Network Monitors

Posted in monitors by Conner Flynn on June 30th, 2010

LG’s freshly announced Network Monitor solution was unveiled at the 2010 International Society for Technology in Education Conference. It’s available in 11 and 31 monitor options, giving your school a hassle-free virtual desktop computing option.

A computer’s resources can be distributed to several users at the same time, dividing the resources into independent sessions. Some benefits of a setup like this include less heat and noise generated by multiple computers, reducing the carbon footprint, and even reducing the cost of purchasing computers.

LG’s BX580 network 3D Blu-ray player now shipping

Posted in Blu-ray by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2010

Still looking for an HDMI 1.4-compatible Blu-ray player? LG’s BX580 hopes that you’ll notice it and put it in your livingroom. The device is now shipping, more or less on schedule with what we reported back in May.

It is however $100 less than the $400 we expected. Amazon has it listed at $399, but add it to your shopping cart and it’s only $299.86. Not bad at all. Who’s buying one?

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 Flutter concept phone

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2010

Concept phones are cool, but not always practical. Check out the Flutter. It was an entrant for LG’s recent Design the Future contest. The design didn’t win, but it did snag the Prop Master’s Choice Award. When the phone is closed, the Flutter has a nice sleek design with only the keypad showing.

And when the phone is opened, it reveals a display that fans out, with a user interface that looks like the one on Apple’s iPhone. Pretty cool.

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’s $400 BX580 network 3D Blu-ray player shipping soon

Posted in Blu-ray by Conner Flynn on May 14th, 2010

LG’s latest Blu-Ray player has it all. The BX580 is a network 3D Blu-ray with HDMI (v 1.4), Wi-Fi, DLNA, external HDD support, NetCast and a USB connector. And now we know when it will ship, more or less. The BX580 has just shown up on Amazon’s website, priced at $399.99 and it’s listed as the company’s first network 3D Blu-ray player.

It will handle all of the upcoming 3D Blu-ray titles and ships with NetCast Entertainment Access, giving users the ability to enjoy web content.

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.

Xbox 360 3D gaming a reality with LG partnership

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on May 11th, 2010

The image above is great news for those who have been waiting for some 3D gaming on their XBox 360. The console gets some help from an LG 3D television. LG and Microsoft are jointly marketing LG’s new 3D televisions along with 3D-capable Xbox 360 games in South Korea.

The plan is to later expand the partnership through the Asia Pacific region. Apparently they are about ready to begin bundling Xbox 360 3D games with LG 55/47LX9500 LED televisions at the end of June.

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.