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LG Optimus Elite (Virgin Mobile)

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

LG Optimus Elite (Virgin Mobile)
News from PC Magazine:

Though undeniably low-end on other carriers (like Sprint), the $ 149.99 LG Optimus Elite falls right into the middle of Virgin Mobile’s smartphone lineup. For just $ 20 more than the LG Optimus V ($ 129.99, 4 stars), the Elite gets you a larger display, a faster processor, and a better camera. It’s no great shakes compared with many other new Android phones on the market, but the LG Optimus Elite is a fine way to get connected with an affordable service plan from Virgin.

Design and Call Quality
The Optimus Elite measures 4.6 by 2.5 by 0.4 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.3 ounces. It’s a comfortable size to hold and handle, especially if you aren’t a fan of king-sized phones. The all-plastic construction feels a bit chintzy, but the black, textured back panel and silver plastic surrounding the glass face look fairly innocuous. The 3.5-inch, 480-by-320 pixel capacitive touch screen is fine, but the lower resolution can make for some jagged text. There are four haptic feedback-enabled touch keys beneath the display…………… continues on PC Magazine

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LG L3 review
News from PC Advisor:

The LG L3 is part of LG’s line-up of ‘L-Style’ smartphones. The trio of devices share a similar design with the L3 the smallest and cheapest option with the lowest specification.

LG L3: Design

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LG May Not Release Microsoft Windows Phones for the Time Being

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

LG May Not Release Microsoft Windows Phones for the Time Being
News from GizmoCrave:

Ever since news of Windows 7 Phone OS reached people’s ears, they have been very curious about it. Reviews have been good and some even went to the extent of saying that it could actually compete with Android.

A lot of Windows Phone devices have been announced recently, with promising features which shows manufacturers’ belief in the OS.

LG was one of those companies which we thought would launch a Microsoft Windows–based phone soon and there were even rumors about an upcoming LG phone named Fantasy. This device was speculated to be a Windows-based phone, but it looks like it all could be just lies now.

We hear  LG does not want anything to do with Windows, because Windows phones don’t have good sales in the global market and so they do not want to risk it.

From what it looks like, LG still remembers what happened back in the year 2008 with Microsoft, when the company took a chance with Microsoft Windows to make some Windows Phone devices.

They were later blown out of the way by Samsung and its brilliant plan to make Android phones which turned out to be a great idea.

Is LG making a bad decision now? Or, have they actually thought it through? What do you feel?

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The Best Phones From Every Carrier
News from PCWorld:

Four of the best smartphones: (left) the Motorola Droid Razr Maxx; (top middle) the Nokia Lumia 900; (bottom middle) the Sprint LG Viper; and (right) the T-Mobile HTC One S. Shopping for a new smartphone can be overwhelming.

So many good phones are available that upgraders may feel swamped with op­­tions. Never fear: I’ve picked the best ones on each of the four major carriers. And since the smartphone world moves incredibly fast, I’ll also tell you about phones not yet out.

Worth noting are two upcoming phones I’m excited about but can’t yet recommend, because we don’t know enough about them. One, the Samsung Galaxy S III, will debut in Europe before arriving in the United States. Most carriers likely will get a version of the S III, though so far none of them have confirmed that they will. Another wild card is the

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LG Optimus L7 Review By 3G.co.uk

Monday, May 21st, 2012

LG Optimus L7 Review By 3G.co.uk
News from 3G.co.uk:

LG is making much effort to work on the design of its smartphones of late – first there was the very sexy Prada Phone 3.0, and then the stylish L series of handsets. Then there was the Optimus L3, which despite being a budget-price phone, boasted a very attractive chassis. The big brother of the L-series is the latest Optimus L7, which has more power, a larger display and yet is a slender and good-looking phone to boot.

 

Big screen star

As we said, this is the biggest handset in the L series, with a TFT screen measuring 4.3 inches. It’s not that bright, so it can be hard to see if the sun is shining, but the viewing angles are very impressive, which is handy is you’re watching a film with a mate, or trying to surf the net together. Photos and video looked good too. 

 

It has WVGA resolution – so it’s like that on the HTC One – so expect HD video to look sharp, but don’t expect the crisp quality of the screens on the Sony Xperia S and HTC One X. Nonetheless it’s perfectly usable if you want to watch a full-length film.

 

In the hand it feels reasonably weighty and solid – this is reinforced by the presence of metallic edges – and it feels like it c…………… continues on 3G.co.uk

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iPhone 5 Expected to Fire Up Mobile Market

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

iPhone 5 Expected to Fire Up Mobile Market
News from PCWorld:

Worldwide sales of mobile phones saw a 2 percent decline from the first quarter of 2011 due to a slowdown in demand from the Asia/Pacific region, but the launch of the Apple iPhone 5 will help drive a stronger second half of the year in Western Europe and North America, according to Gartner. The report also notes that Apple’s sales in China were “particularly strong” despite people holding of sales in the hope of an iPhone 5.

As a whole the market saw a decline, notes the Gartner report: “Worldwide sales of mobile phones to end users reached 419.1 million units in the first quarter of 2012, a 2 percent decline from the first quarter of 2011.”

RIM, Nokia, Motorola, LG, and HTC all saw their share of the market shrink when compared to the first quarter of 2011. “Global sales of mobile devices declined more than expected due to a slowdown in demand from the Asia/Pacific region,” said Gartner analyst Anshul Gupta.

“The first quarter, traditionally the strongest quarter for Asia — which is driven by Chinese New Year, saw a lack of new product launches from leading manufacturers, and users delayed upgrades in the hope of better smartphone deals arriving later in the year,” added Gupta.

In contrast, “driven by the…………… continues on PCWorld

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LG Optimus Slider (Virgin Mobile)

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

LG Optimus Slider (Virgin Mobile)
News from CNET:

In early 2011, Virgin Mobile released an entry-level, competitively priced Android device known as the LG Optimus V. Save for a few cosmetic changes, the V was similar to the all the other Optimuses (Optimii?) released during that time, like the T, S, and M.

If you were fond of the Optimus V’s specs and commitment-free plan, but prefer a tactile keyboard to go with your flying fingers, the V’s second iteration, the LG Optimus Slider, may be worth considering. Other than the keyboard and a slightly faster processor, however, it isn’t that much different from the V. It still boasts the same 3.2-inch touch screen and 3.2-megapixel camera as before, though it’s priced at $ 179.99.

Design
The bulky LG Optimus Slider measures 4.53 inches tall by 2.32 inches wide by 0.58 inch thick. And at 5.11 ounces, it’s a heavyweight. I could stuff into the back pocket of my jeans, but it was a snug fit.

On the left side are a volume rocker and a M…………… continues on CNET

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LG Upgrades Flagship Smartphone
News from Sci-Tech Today:

South Korean handset maker LG Electronics Inc. has upgraded its flagship smartphone model with a faster chip and a longer battery life, hoping to regain ground lost to more nimble rivals.

The Optimus LTE II smartphone, which costs 935,000 won ($ 804) without subsidies, will be released by all three mobile carriers in South Korea this week. Park Jong-seok, president of LG’s mobile business, said Thursday the new model is for South Korean users only but similar iterations would be released overseas.

LG, which is recuperating from massive losses in its mobile business since 2010, is betting on the introduction of a faster mobile network called LTE around the world to boost smartphone sales.

Mobile carriers in South Korea, Japan, North America and Europe have begun services on the latest wireless

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LG Optimus M+ (MetroPCS)

Friday, May 18th, 2012

LG Optimus M+ (MetroPCS)
News from CNET:

A little more than a year ago, MetroPCS released its first-ever Android smartphone, the LG Optimus M. Though its plastic build made it less glamorous-looking than its counterparts from different networks, the M was competitively priced and did not require a contract.

Fast-forward to now, and boy, do these carriers done grow up so fast. MetroPCS has offered numerous Android handsets since then and it’s currently selling 10. One of which is a revamped version of the debut Android device itself, aptly called the LG Optimus M+.

Although the M+ is still marketed as an inexpensive device, it has a bigger screen this time around, and slightly better specs. It also lost some weight, sporting a thinner redesign. Though not as historically meaningful as its predecessor, the M+ still carries on the tradition of being a solid, entry-level phone.

Design
The LG Optimus M+ went through a welcome redesign from its predecessor. At 0.39 inch thick, it’s noticeably thinner than before and I’m fond of the new details, like the sharper corners, the tapered sides, and the convex top and bottom. It measures 4.48 inches long and 2.47 inches wide, and it weighs 4.23 ounces. I like that it feels slightly wide in the hand, which makes i…………… continues on CNET

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LG Eclipse photo shows removable battery and NFC
News from SlashGear:

HTC and Samsung have both shown their hands of this years top of the line smartphones, but LG may still have something up its sleeve. BriefMobile has obtained more pictures of the LG Eclipse, said to be LG’s next superphone that will rival the Galaxy S III. The pictures show that the phone will have a removable battery and support for NFC, adding to the previously leaked specs of the device.

The back may not be too exciting, but the specs are looking impressive: a 4.67-inch screen with a 720p LCD display, quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with Adreno 320 GPU, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 13 megapixel camera with LED flash. The handset is said to be 8.6mm thick, and will feature LTE connectivity in the United States.

It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of specs, even when we’re nearing the end of that race, but LG hasn’t been neglecting software. A few days ago they announced the Optimus UI 3.0 modifications…………… continues on SlashGear

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Not all cellphone users convinced to dial into smartphones

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Not all cellphone users convinced to dial into smartphones
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LG releases new interface for Optimus phones
News from The Mobile Indian:

LG has announced a custom user interface ( UI ) for its Android 4.0 based Optimus smartphones. The new LG Optimus UI 3.0 will bring in a new set of features and improvements. LG plans to implement the new Optimus UI 3.0 in the upcoming Optimus LTE II and Optimus 4X HD smartphone as well.

LG’s new Optimus UI 3.0 promises to bring new improved set of features along with a novel Quick Memo function. With this new feature, users during emergencies can directly write/scribble text on the phone’s home screen. Not only that, it also lets the user to share the same over social networks, text messages and even emails.

With the new Optimus UI 3.0, the first visible change comes to the lock screen which will now let users to swipe in any direction to unlock the device. LG has gone a step ahead with the usual Pattern Lock. The new Pattern Lock system in the Optimus UI 3.0 allows user to set a custom app that automatically opens once the phone screen is unlocked.

Also included is a user voice driven feature called Voice Shutter that takes images only based on user’s voic…………… continues on The Mobile Indian

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LG details Optimus UI 3.0 for ICS phones

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

LG details Optimus UI 3.0 for ICS phones
News from SlashGear:

LG has today announced the introduction of its new user interface for LG Optimus phones running Ice Cream Sandwich. Optimus UI 3.0 will feature major modifications to the stock Android experience, offering similar features to what you might find with Sense and TouchWiz but with LG’s unique twists. The UI will be available on the LG Optimus 4X HD and LG Optimus LTE II when they both launch.

Users will be able to unlock the home screen by dragging anywhere on the display, and customize a pattern unlock that opens specific functions on the phone, such as the camera. Speaking of the camera, here’s an interesting function: LG will let users take photos using voice commands instead of pressing the shutter button, and like Sense and TouchWiz, you can fire off multiple photos and then select the best one from the group.

Android users love to customize every aspect of the OS, and LG seems to have picked up on that detail. Optimus UI 3.0 will feature customizable icons, so you can use custom photos and images instead of the stock Android or LG pictures. LG also say they’ve…………… continues on SlashGear

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LG Optimus Elite hits Virgin Mobile for $ 149.99
News from Android Community:

And now, we present our prime candidate for the most poorly-named phone since the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (breathe): the LG Optimus Elite. This phone is now available from Virgin Mobile’s website and retails stores for $ 149.99, and like all Virgin Mobile (US) devices it comes sans contract. The phone is launching on Virgin three days before it was expected to hit the parent company.

So why are we down on the name? In and of itself it’s no worse than the next phone, but we feel somewhat miffed that a device that fits squarely into the low end is described as “Elite”. Not that there’s anything wrong with low-end phones – they’re a necessary part of the market, and a large part of why Android is now the dominant mobile platform on the planet. We just wish the name better reflected that.

For interested parties, the Optimus “Elite” comes with a 3.5-inch 480×320 screen, an 800mhz single-core processor with 512MB of memory and 4GB of storage space. Naturally Gingerbread is running on the software side of things, but you do get extras like Swype. Thanks to integrated NFC, Google Wallet should be available on the Elite, making it probably the cheapest non-contract way to get you…………… continues on Android Community

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LG’s Quad-Core Optimus Phone Heading to Europe But Not the U.S.

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

LG’s Quad-Core Optimus Phone Heading to Europe But Not the U.S.
News from Wired News:

A model shows off LG’s Optimus 4X HD smartphone. Photo: LG Electronics

LG’s first quad-core smartphone, the Optimus 4X HD, is launching in Europe next month, taking on other four-core flagships such as the HTC One X and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III. Just one caveat: The top-of-the-line Optimus 4X HD might not make its way to the U.S. 

At this point, no quad-core smartphones have come to North America, though Samsung’s Galaxy S III has been announced with a four-core CPU, and a stateside launch of sometime later this summer.

The North American version of the HTC One X packs a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor rather than the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 chip in the international version. We tested both versions, and didn’t notice any performance dips in the dual-core model.

On Tuesday, LG said the Optimus 4X, which uses the same 1.5GHz Tegra 3 processor…………… continues on Wired News

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Virgin Mobile gets a Google Wallet phone: LG Optimus Elite
News from GigaOM:

As the only major U.S. carrier backing Google Wallet, Sprint is trying to help its cause, releasing the LG Optimus Elite for Virgin Mobile on Tuesday. Virgin Mobile is a Sprint-owned pre-paid brand and the new handset is the first on Virgin Mobile to include a near-field communications (NFC) chip that can use Google’s Wallet for mobile purchases. The Android 2.3 handset is priced at $ 149.99 with pre-paid plans starting at $ 35 per month.

The Optimus Elite is a successor to last year’s Optimus V. I reviewed a variant of that device and found it to be a solid performer for the then $ 149 price tag. At the same cost, the new Elite offers a few welcome upgrades: a faster 800 MHz processor and 5 megapixel rear camera with a flash and video capabilities to name a few. The 3.5-inch display is still just HVGA, or 480 x 320 resolution, however. Virgin Mobile and LG are supplementing the on-board storage with 50 GB of free cloud capacity through Box.com.

NFC may be the biggest new feature here, however. Google is struggling to gain customers for its Google Wallet service as another carrier-backed group consisting o…………… continues on GigaOM

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LG seeks 15% of Android phone market

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

LG seeks 15% of Android phone market
News from The Nation:

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Somsak Athisaitrakul, head of mobile communications, said yesterday that smart-phone sales would surge to Bt25 billion this year, taking more than half of the country’s Bt45-billion mobile phone market. Sales of Android-based smart phones are expected to double this year, accounting for 60 per cent of the overall smart-phone market, up from 50 per cent last year.

This year, LG plans to focus more on smart phones, backed by a marketing budget of Bt100 million, with 60 per cent for online channels and 40 per cent for offline channels.

Fifteen smart phone models will be launched this year, ranging from entry-level to high-end.

“This year, we’re confident that we can double our market share since we have more products to serve all market levels and all frequencies, both 800MHz and 950MHz,” Somsak said.

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LG Optimus Elite Pre-Orders Sold Out at Virgin Mobile
News from Gotta Be Mobile:

Last week, Virgin Mobile put up a pre-order for its first phone with Near-Field Communication support, a device called the LG Optimus Elite. Well, it appears that Virgin might have a hit on its hands as pre-orders for the Optimus Elite has sold out ahead of its launch.

The carrier’s website reveals that pre-orders have all been accounted for by eager customers who not only want NFC on their Virgin smartphone but also want a cheap off-contract phone.

Customers can then pair the device with Virgin’s Beyond Talk unlimited data and messaging plans starting at $ 35 per month.

Virgin doesn’t offer pure unlimited data though. It has begun to throttle data of those going over a 2.5GB data threshold……………. continues on Gotta Be Mobile

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