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LG Cloud looms for 2D/3D multimedia streaming

Monday, April 30th, 2012

LG Cloud looms for 2D/3D multimedia streaming
News from SlashGear:

LG has revealed its own multi-platform cloud media service, LG Cloud, squirting content between PCs, smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. Compatible with 2D and 3D content, the LG Cloud introduces the company’s Real-time Streaming Transcoding technology to perform server-based media conversion to suit whatever device you’re currently using; so, if you’re on your Android smartphone but want to watch a Full HD .MKV file, the film will be automatically converted to suit the handset.

“Most companies today only see the cloud as a storage device or in the case of YouTube or Flickr, only for one type of content,” new LG Cloud chief Havis Kwon said of the service, conveniently overlooking Apple’s iCloud. “LG makes the devices that millions of people watch content on so we can set a new yardstick for ease of use by setting up our own cloud service. Tomorrow’s consumers don’t want to go to one cloud for music, another cloud for video, another location for photos and yet another cloud for their office files. In the end, our solution is about making life more convenient.”

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LG Prada Phone 3.0 Android phone
News from PC World Magazine:

LG’s Prada Phone 3.0 is the third smartphone the company has developed in conjunction with Italian fashion label Prada following the LG Prada (KE850) and the LG Prada (KF900). Described by LG as a smartphone that combines “style and substance”, the Prada Phone 3.0 has a nice design and some handy software but has too many flaws to recommend amongst excellent competition.

• LG Optimus Black review
• LG Prada (KE850) review
• LG Prada (KF900) review

Stylish and elegant

As you would expect from a phone emblazoned with the famous Prada logo, the LG Prada Phone 3.0 definitely looks the part. It features Prada’s signature “saffiano” pattern on the back in a classic black colour. The rear cover is plastic which may turn off some expecting a more leather like finish, but it doesn’t detrac…………… continues on PC World Magazine

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MP phone could have sourced porn pic, says Pheu Thai

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

MP phone could have sourced porn pic, says Pheu Thai
News from The Nation:

April 29, 2012 4:32 pm

Pheu Thai deputy spokesperson Sunisa Lertphakwat used an LG TV of the same model that is used in the parliamentary assembly hall as part of the demonstration.

She shared an image from an iPhone onto the LG LED TV in front of reporters at the Pheu Thai head office to prove that an iPhone could share images in this way, using a Wi-Fi connection.

On April 18, during a televised debate on constitutional amendment, large display screens inside the parliamentary chamber briefly showed a picture of a partly unclothed woman in a lewd pose.

Close the same time, Democrat MP Nutt Bantadtan was seen viewing a pornographic photo on his iPhone smart phone. Nutt later apologised, saying he was simply checking what pictures were sent to his phone.

An earlier investigation by a committee of the House Secretariat found that an iPhone and iPad could not share photos on the LG TV because the TV would require the iPhone and iPad users to key in a password.

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LG Special Phones for the Visually Challenged; Gifted to 2000 People

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

LG Special Phones for the Visually Challenged; Gifted to 2000 People
News from GizmoCrave:

The world has a lot of people who are like us, but are not lucky enough to have everything that we do.  And yet, we don’t do anything to help them or rather it’s more like, we don’t know how to help them.

LG, the Korean company decided to act upon this and award the unfortunate people who are visually challenged with specially-designed phones.

The phones do not have anything special, they do not come with the latest Snapdragon S4 chipset or anything of that sort, but what it does come with is a completely modified interface which can be used by voice commands.

LG is giving away 2000 of these specially designed phones away freely as part of their donation program.

The device, named LG-LU2700S, allows the visually impaired to listen to music, take a picture, call or do other functions by simply saying it to their phones.

What’s more is that even the manual that comes along with the phone  is in written in Braille so that the blind could read and understand what it says.

It looks like LG’s donation was made famous and a lot more people are interested in the specially designed phone.

If LG keeps this up, they can get a lot more fans and cu…………… continues on GizmoCrave

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LG Optimus True HD LTE phone strolls out
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LG enV3 Cellular Phone Red – Verizon
The perfect phone for text messaging fanatics. Slim and feature-packed, the enV3 boasts a full, compact QWERTY keyboard with large…

LG gives away 2000 specially modified phones for the blind

Friday, April 27th, 2012

LG gives away 2000 specially modified phones for the blind
News from Engadget:

Skipping on the LTE, HD IPS screen or dual-processor is usually not a recipe that will land your phone on the pages of Engadget. But, these LG-LU2700Ss are not just any unspectacular flip phone. The handset has been specially modified for use by the blind and visually impaired. The manual is printed in braille and, rather than require the constant mashing of buttons, the phone is controlled primarily through voice commands. 2,000 of the devices were given away as part of the company’s donation program. Now if only they would mass produce them, LG would earn some serious cred.

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LG Rumor 2 (Virgin Mobile)
News from PC Magazine:

The $ 89.99 LG Rumor 2 is Virgin Mobile’s version of the original LG Cosmos we reviewed on Verizon Wireless (3 stars). It’s a basic feature phone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that should appeal to avid texters.

The Rumor 2 measures 4.4 by 2.1 by .7 inches (HWD), so it’s on the thick side, but it only weighs 4.2 ounces. The 2-inch display features 320-by-240 pixel resolution, which is standard for the class. The phone slides open to reveal a four-row QWERTY keyboard, with nicely spaced keys that should make this a good phone for typing long messages.

The Rumor 2 is a decent choice if you aren’t ready for a smartphone, though you’ll get a lot more bang for not much more buck with the LG Optimus V ($ 129.99, 4 stars).

More Cell Phone Reviews:
•   Samsung Gusto 2 (Verizon Wireless)
•   LG Rumor Reflex (Sprint)
•   PCD Venture (Virgin Mobile)<…………… continues on PC Magazine

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Galaxy phones power Samsung to record $5.15 billion profit

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Galaxy phones power Samsung to record $ 5.15 billion profit
News from Baltimore Sun:

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics posted a record $ 5.2 billion quarterly profit as it shifted over 20,000 Galaxy smartphones an hour in January-March, outselling Apple’s iPhone in a duel for the lucrative high end of the mobile industry.

Chairman Lee Kun-hee’s South Korean group, whose $ 190 billion market value is 11 times that of Japanese rival Sony Corp, sold 93.5 million handsets in the first quarter – more than one in every four sold around the world – according to Strategy Analytics. That included 44.5 million smartphones, giving it a 30.6 percent share of the high-end market. Apple’s sales of 35.1 million iPhones gave it a 24.1 percent share.

“Samsung and Apple are out-competing most major rivals and the smartphone market is at risk of becoming a two-horse race,” said Neil Mawston, an analyst at Strategy…………… continues on Baltimore Sun

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OnTrion Unveils New Long-Lasting Standard Battery for the LG MS840 CONNECT 4G …
News from Houston Chronicle:

Premium mobile phone battery manufacturer, OnTrion, releases the latest addition to its lineup: superior-quality standard batteries for the LG MS840 CONNECT 4G smartphone by MetroPCS.

Dallas,TX (PRWEB) April 26, 2012

OnTrion, the manufacturer of premium OEM-quality mobile phone batteries, has just released a standard battery for MetroPCS’s LG MS840 CONNECT 4Gmodel. Users of the LG MS840 CONNECT 4G smartphone can maximize their talk, text and data time by keeping a replacement OnTrion mobile phone battery handy at all times.

While manufacturer specs for the LG MS840 CONNECT 4G list good talk time numbers for its battery life, anyone who has ever gotten addicted to a smartphone’s web browsing capabilities knows just how overstated these estimates can be when it comes to data downloading. The best way to overcome this short-lived power-up obstacle and get one’s smartphone fix is with a high-quality backup mobile phone battery like the one OnTrion has just unveiled.

For more information on the superiority of an OnTrion mobile phone battery for MetroPCS’s LG MS840 CONNECT 4G versus a generic battery, contact Palki Kochar toll-free at (877)676-0877. To see all the premium smartphone batteries the company manufacture…………… continues on Houston Chronicle

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LG Optimus True HD LTE official in Germany

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

LG Optimus True HD LTE official in Germany
News from SlashGear:

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The LG Optimus LTE P936 made a suitably leaky appearance last month which seemed to be bound for Europe, and now LG has confirmed it. The company will be bringing the handset to German carriers as the LG Optimus True HD LTE. Why “True HD”? The 720p screen on the phone uses a full RGB matrix unlike current AMOLED 720p screens which use a PenTile matrix. LG hammered this point home back at CES 2012 for the LG Spectrum, and looks like the marketing isn’t letting up even for this variant.

Specifications are the same as what we’ve seen on the LG Spectrum and LG Nitro HD: a 4.5-inch LCD screen with a 720p IPS display, 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, eight megapixel camera, and 1.3 megapixel front facing camera. Unfortunately, Gingerbread will greet you when you power up the phone, but hopefully Ice Cream Sandwich will make an appearance. Th…………… continues on SlashGear

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LG Optimus L3 Review By 3G.co.uk
News from 3G.co.uk:

LG has brought out its first handset in the ‘L-Style’s’ series – the smallest of the upcoming trio is entitled the Optimus L3. At 3.2in it is far smaller than the 4in Optimus L5 and the Optimus L7, which measures up at 4.3inches. LG has focused on design with its handsets recently, with the release of the Prada Phone by LG 3.0 at the end of last year, but does the Optimus L3 have more in the way of beauty rather than brains?

 

Square design

The neat-sized Optimus L3 doesn’t look like any of the other small Android phones, as it has a sleek design with square edges and a retro, minimalist styling – and despite its small stature, it’s amazingly heavy. That makes it nice to hold and very sturdy.

 

The display measures 3.2 inches, which is rather small if you’re used to handsets with displays that are a couple of inches bigger. There are five desktops on offer; each can have a limited choice of widgets and shortcuts added. Below the display there is a pair of touch-sensitive buttons for Back and Menu, plus a physical…………… continues on 3G.co.uk

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LG Electronics Profit Beats Estimates on TVs, Mobiles

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

LG Electronics Profit Beats Estimates on TVs, Mobiles
News from BusinessWeek:

LG Electronics Inc. (066570), the world’s second-largest television maker, reported first-quarter profit that exceeded analyst estimates as TV and smartphone sales led earnings gains at its main businesses.

The company had net income of 242.5 billion won ($ 213 million) in the three months ended March 31, compared with a loss of 15.8 billion won a year earlier, Seoul-based LG said in a statement today. The average of 20 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg was for a profit of 181.9 billion won.

Profit at LG’s home-entertainment unit was boosted by sales of high-end TVs featuring 3-D screens and Web-based services, while new devices using Google Inc.’s Android software helped the mobile-phone business return to profit. LG is racing to introduce new smartphones and TVs to narrow the gap with Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) and recover market-share losses in mobile phones to its South Korean competitor and Apple Inc.

“The TV side is improving a lot, nearly showing the best profitability ever, as their product mix is getting better,” Kim Ji San, a Seoul-based analyst at Kiwoom Securities Co., said by phone. “Investors have been the most worried about the mobile business, but profit is widening there, as well.”

LG fell 1.3 percent to 77,700 won at the close of trading in Seoul, after rising as much as 2.3 percent, while the ben…………… continues on BusinessWeek

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LG’s Q1 2012 earnings show greater profits on strong TV, phone sales
News from Engadget:

LG ANNOUNCES FIRST-QUARTER 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS

In the Black, Company Reports Significant Improvement by
Focusing on Higher Margins and Efficient Operation

SEOUL, Apr. 25, 2012 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced that after two consecutive quarters of net losses, the company has turned the corner with a net profit of KRW 243 billion (USD 214.9 million), a direct result of the company’s efforts to innovate in all key business units and focus on high performing products.

Unaudited consolidated financial results, based on IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for the quarter ending March 31, 2012, showed consolidated revenues of KRW 12.2 trillion (USD 10.8 billion) with an operating profit of KRW 448 billion (USD 396.1 million). This compares favorably to the consolidated operating profit of KRW 280 billion for all of 2011.

LG Home Entertainment Company posted significantly improved operating profit in the quarter, compared with the same period a year ago. Sales, while strong at KRW 5.3 trillion (USD 4.7 billion), declined by 6.8 percent compared with the first-quarter of 2011, largely due to the a sluggish European economy. Due in large part to the popularity of new products such as CINEMA SCREEN 3D Smart TV in the Korean market and improvements in supply chain managemen…………… continues on Engadget

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Sandwich Carry Case for LG VX2000


This case is compatible with LG VX 2000 cell phones. Phone is sandwiched between neoprene covers. Elastic sides ensure the phone is held securely. belt clip is included. Color : Black
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LG Rumor Reflex (Sprint)

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

LG Rumor Reflex (Sprint)
News from PC Magazine:

Two years ago, the LG Rumor Touch (4 stars) grabbed our Editors’ Choice for feature phones on Sprint. The free, eco-friendly LG Rumor Reflex is a decent follow up, but it’s about a year and a half too late. The Rumor Reflex has a comfortable, roomy keyboard, making it a good choice if you’re a big-time texter. But poor screen-viewing angles, a lackluster camera, limited video support, and a drab user interface make it hard to recommend for almost everyone else.

Design and Call Quality
The Rumor Reflex measures 4.2 by 2.1 by 0.6 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.7 ounces. It’s made entirely of glossy plastic, with a textured, web-like pattern on the back panel. It comes in either white or gray, but if it was blue and red you’d think it was Spiderman themed. The 3-inch, 400-by-200-pixel capacitive touch LCD is fast and responsive, but extremely limited viewing angles means there’s only a 15-degree window in which you can see it properly.

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AT&T grabs another texting phone with LG Xpression

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

AT&T grabs another texting phone with LG Xpression
News from CNET:

The Xpression has a slider design in red, a full keybaord, a touch screen, and basic features for $ 49 with service.

by Kent German April 23, 2012 5:55 PM PDT

LG Xpression

(Credit: AT&T)

Though finding an affordable AT&T texting phones never has been a problem, the carrier introduced yet another choice today.

The LG Xpression has a red slider design that hides a full QWERTY keyboard behind the 3-inch, 262,000-color touch screen. Features include a 2-megapixel camera with video, a personal organizer, Bluetooth 2.1, messaging and e-mail, 3G support, microSD card support (up to 32GB), voice dialing, a Web browser, and a basic music player. It runs LG’s standard operating system, but you’ll find social networking apps, AT&T Navigator, and LG Instant Note for sending a text or tweet and updating Facebook with one touch.

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LG Optimus 3D Max launches in Europe, won’t be coming to the UK
News from Engadget:

LG LAUNCHES SECOND-GENERATION 3D SMARTPHONE IN EUROPE

SEOUL, Apr. 23, 2012 – LG’s latest achievement in the glasses-free 3D space — the Optimus 3D Max — will kick-off its global roll-out today starting in Europe. As first seen at Mobile World Congress 2012, the second-generation 3D smartphone boasts an enhanced chipset and more enticing 3D entertainment features in a slimmer and lighter body.

“We are deliberately pushing the limits of mobile entertainment innovation with the Op-timus 3D Max,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “This device has evolved significantly since we introduced the first Optimus 3D at Mobile World Congress in 2011. Our second generation glasses-free 3D smartphone is as thin and light as any other high-end smartphone while still de-livering a spectacular picture in either 2D or 3D.”

The Optimus 3D Max now includes a new 3D Converter which allows for a greater va-riety of 3D content as it converts 2D content from Google Earth, Google Maps and oth-er mapping apps into 3D. Visitors at MWC 2012 also raved about the device’s unique 3D video editor which allows the editing of 3D video on the phone in real time. And the 3D Hot Key mounted on the side of the phone enables users to easily toggle between 2D and 3D. The Optimus 3D Max includes…………… continues on Engadget

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LG Micro USB Data Cable for all LG Micro USB Phones – Black
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LG D1L with built-in wireless charging to rival Samsung

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

LG D1L with built-in wireless charging to rival Samsung
News from Phones Review:

As I am sure most of the Android faithful are aware, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to surface in May, but rival Android phone maker LG is also gearing up to deliver a new Android handset that could be a real rival to the Samsung flagship handset, and that device is codenamed the LG D1L.

According to the guys over at Unwired View, by way of Korean site DDaily, the aforementioned LG D1L is expected to come with a built-in wireless charging feature, something that if rumours are to be believed, the Samsung Galaxy S3 will also support.

Of course the LG D1L won’t be the first device that supports wireless charging as the LG Revolution on Verizon also has the ability to be charged wirelessly, but you need to purchase a backplate, which of course makes the device that much thicker, whereas with the LG D1L that thickness isn’t a problem as the device’s original case is said to support wireless charging by default.

Other specs for the LG D1L are rumoured to be a 4.7-inch HD touch screen along with

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Parliament to seek LG help to check source of porno picture
News from The Nation:

Porn Pic in the Parliament

April 23, 2012 1:49 pm

Photo : Sakol Sandhiratne

The LED-backlit TV, which is the main monitor inside the assembly hall, displayed the pornographic picture briefly last week while MPs and senators were deliberating the charter amendment bill in its second reading.

A group of senior officials of the Secretariat of the House of Representatives led a team of technicians from CAT Telecom to check and test how the TV could have received the photo over a Wi-Fi connection. Following the test, the officials agreed that House Secretary-General Pithoon Pumhiran would be well advised to seek help from LG Electronics, which could use a special tool to check its data receiving log to see which mobile phone or tablet sent the image to be displayed on the LG TV.

The test found that the LG TV is equipped with a Wi-Fi dongle and is compatible with the so-called DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), thus allowing it to receive video clips and digital photos from a mobile gadget that is DLNA-certified using the AllShare application.

The test found that a Samsung Galaxy Tab, a t…………… continues on The Nation

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