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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.

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.

LG LU2300 details emerge

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on April 7th, 2010

We now have more information on the LG LU2300 smartphone which comes with a slideout QWERTY keyboard and a circular D-Pad. There’s also a hardware button setup on the front.

It differs from other Android phones from LG because it has the fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor with a 3.5″ AMOLED display, 5-megapixel camera and Android 2.1. Right now it looks like it’s only a South Korea special. No idea if or when it will hit North America.

LG teams up with Lady Gaga for the LG GB280 phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on April 5th, 2010

Lady Gaga. You can’t escape her, no matter what radio station you play or where you are. And people are in love with her out there music videos. Now that she’s hit the bigtime, Lady Gaga now has her own mobile phone devoted to her.

It’s LG’s GB280. The phone comes with some neat wallpapers as well as songs like Paparazzi, Dance in the Dark and Bad Romance. As far as specs, the phone has a 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, media player, FM, email, browser, Dolby mobile sounds and GSM/EDGE connectivity.

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.

LG outs world’s first full LED 3D TV

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2010

The LX9500 has an innovative backlight structure that will deliver an amazing 3D experience. It has a stunning brightness, a dynamic contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1, TruMotion 400Hz and of course a 3D picture. It’s available in 47 inch and 55 inch versions.

The LX9500 also supports the Multi Picture Format, the 3D picture standard that allows users to create and enjoy 3D content effortlessly. On the LX9500, viewers can immediately see images snapped with 3D cameras without having to first convert them on their PCs.

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 first Windows Phone 7 Handset to be called Panther?

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on March 4th, 2010

LG’s first Windows Phone 7 handset, which was recently shown off at the Engadget Show, will apparently be called the LG Panther. Silly name, we know, but at least it isn’t the Pink Panther.

The rumored name comes from the UK site Best Mobile Contracts and while we don’t yet know if there is any basis in fact for this, we do know that LG likes weird names. And lets face it, many of you don’t care what it’s called, you just want one.

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 15-inch EL9500 OLED TV

Posted in OLED by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2010

The world’s largest production OLED TV will be headed to the states later this year, according to LG reps at the ISE-2010 LG Electronics show. LG is looking at mid-2010 for availability. How much can you expect to pay for it? How about $2,500? Hope you have some money in the bank.

Apparently the 15-inch EL9500 will be followed with 19 and 20 inch OLEDs. There’s even a 40-inch version that none of us can afford coming in 2012. Just as the Mayans predicted.