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LG Splendor (US Cellular)

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

LG Splendor (US Cellular)
News from PC Magazine:

By Jamie Lendino

The LG Splendor ($ 79.99 direct) is a sleek touch-screen slab for U.S. Cellular, the nation’s 7th largest carrier and its largest regional carrier. The problem is, even though the LG Splendor is a brand new Android smartphone, there’s little reason to buy it, thanks to the existence of several other better phones already in U.S. Cellular’s lineup at or near the same price.

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Leather Carrying Pouch Case For LG GU295


This leather case is compatible with the following LG model(s) : LG GU295 The side-loading design allows easy access to the phone. The case can be attached sideways to a belt. A belt clip is attached on the back of the pouch. Color : Black
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LG: Samsung’s Galaxy series phones infringe our patents

Friday, September 28th, 2012

LG: Samsung’s Galaxy series phones infringe our patents
News from Hindustan Times:

A shop assistant poses with the new Samsung Galaxy S III after it’s launch at the Westfield shopping centre in west London. Credit: Reuters/Olivia Harris

South Korea’s LG Display, one of the world’s top flat-screen TV makers, said Thursday it had filed a patent infringement suit against Samsung Electronics over the use of advanced displays. LG Display, a sister firm of LG Electronics, accused Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display of

infringing seven of its patents on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology.

The company claimed that five of Samsung’s products, including its global hit Galaxy S-series smartphones and tablet computer Galaxy Tab 7.7, infringed its patents.

“This lawsuit has been filed both to enforce LG Display’s intellectual property rights and promote fair competition,” it said in a statement.

LG Display said it would seek an unspecified amount of damages and a permanent injunction against the sale of infringing devices.

There was no immediate comment from Samsung, which in July accused LG Display employees of stealing its OLED technology.

Samsung and LG, respectively the world’s largest and second largest flat-screen TV makers, each claim their technology offers more vivid images and wider viewing angles.

The suit comes as Samsung is embroiled in a long-running pate…………… continues on Hindustan Times

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LG Unveils New Optimus Phone
News from The Chosun Ilbo:

LG Electronics on Thursday started selling its new Optimus Vu 2 smartphone through the three major mobile providers here. The Optimus Vu 2 is the perennial No. 2′s attempt to rival Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2.

The Optimus Vu 2 has a 5-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and 2GB RAM, double the capacity of the previous model. It has a slot to connect an external memory device, making it easier to transfer files.

Users can also connect their household appliances on the phone and use it as a remote control for their TVs, radios and air conditioners.

“We hope the Optimus Vu 2 along with the Optimus G sweeps the market amid heated competitions,” a press release said. The phone costs W966,000 (US$ 1=W1,117).

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LG’s Intuition Off the Mark

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

LG’s Intuition Off the Mark
News from All Things Digital:

Confession: When Samsung first released its Galaxy Note smartphone last February, I thought the company was crazy.

Part smartphone, part tablet — or “phablet,” as some like to call it — the Galaxy Note is ginormous, and I just couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to use such a big device as their phone. But a sequel is on the way, and competitors are following suit.

One of those competitors is the LG Intuition, which is available now from Verizon Wireless for $ 200 with a two-year contract. I spent the past week with this phablet, and though it offers a spacious five-inch display and speedy performance, I would not buy this device. It has an unwieldy design, and the screen’s odd aspect ratio has trouble displaying some apps. And use of 4G takes a big toll on battery life. Also, the included stylus and note-taking apps should be highlights of this device, but feel like afterthoughts.

One thing’s for sure: The Intuition will turn some heads. It almost makes the Galaxy Note look svelte, even though the Note is a quarter of an inch taller.

What makes this thing so cumbersome? It’s super-wide. The device measures 3.56 inc…………… continues on All Things Digital

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LG announces Optimus Vu 2 smartphone
News from Inquirer:

KOREAN PHONE MAKER LG announced its Optimus Vu smartphone today, which has specifications almost identical to those of its first generation sibling.

Set to make its debut in Korea, the LG Optimus Vu 2 sports a newer design than the original Vu, but this houses an identical 5in 4:3 aspect ratio screen and a lackluster 1.5GHz dual-core processor. What’s more disappointing is that the phone will come running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), even though its main rival the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will start shipping with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Monday.

Still, for those who are after a large-screened phone it’s not all that bad, as the Optimus Vu also comes with an improved Rubberdium 2.0 stylus for on-screen doodling, which boasts a “thinner and more precise” tip.

There’s also an 8MP rear-facing camera, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, integrated NFC technology and support for LTE connectivity. The phone will be available in white, black or pink flavours.

The LG Optimus Vu 2 will soon be going on sale in Korea for around £530. LG has yet to confirm whether it will be coming to the UK, but, to be honest, we’re not very interested.

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LG Escape (AT&T)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

LG Escape (AT&T)
News from PC Magazine:

By Alex Colon

At this moment, AT&T is not lacking for quality smartphones under $ 100. You can get anything from the LG Nitro HD  to the HTC One X  to the Apple iPhone 4S  for less than a Benjamin. But all of those phones started out with a much higher price, unlike AT&T’s latest budget smartphone, the LG Escape, which is available for just $ 49.99 with a two-year contract.  Thankfully, this affordable price tag doesn’t come at the cost of performance or features. The LG Escape has a powerful processor, blazing fast LTE data speeds, a bright, attractive display, and a thin design. Along with our Editors’ Choice, the Pantech Flex,…………… continues on PC Magazine

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LG Venice arriving on Boost Mobile on October 10 for $ 219.99
News from PhoneDog:

Well, that didn’t take long. Less than a week after the LG Venice made its way online in leaked press images, the device has been made officially official by Boost Mobile. The LG Venice will be available from Boost starting October 10, with “select national retail locations” expected to begin offering it in late October, with pricing set at $ 219.99. Specs for the Venice include a 4.3-inch display, 1GHz processor, 5-megapixel rear camera and a and VGA front-facing shooter. Expect the Venice to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich at launch, complete with LG’s Optimus 3.0 overlay and its QuickMemo app.

With its 4.3-inch touchscreen, the LG Venice is one of the larger-screened Android phones that Boost Mobile offers, coming in at the same size as the ZTE Warp Sequent and just a tad smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G. Because of that, customers in the hunt for a handset with big display may want to keep an eye out for the Venice when it begins hitting store shelves next m…………… continues on PhoneDog

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LG Optimus Vu 2 could challenge Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

LG Optimus Vu 2 could challenge Samsung Galaxy Note 2
News from Phones Review:

This is slightly odd news as it was only last month we were telling readers about the release of the LG Optimus Vu in regions other than Asia. This phone, or phablet as some prefer to call it has a quad-core processor and massive 5-inch display and a lot to recommend it and yet today we heard leaks already of a successor, the Optimus Vu 2 (Vu II), which could be another challenger for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (Note II).

There’s no news yet on a release date for the LG Optimus Vu 2 but it does seem rather strange that a follow-up to the original Vu already appears to be well in progress when the first Vu is only just hitting the shelves in some regions. For those who haven’t yet opted for the original Vu (titled LG Intuition on Verizon in the US) or made up their mind about the Galaxy Note 2 (another smartphone of the large-screened variety), the Vu 2 could be one to consider as it will offer some changes.

The original Vu has 1GB of RAM but the leaks for the Vu 2 say it will have a double the RAM at 2GB, (matching that of the Galaxy Note 2) and a 1.5GHz Qualcomm 8960 dual-core processor with LTE radio. It will releas…………… continues on Phones Review

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LG unveils new premium phone with voice-activated power camera

Monday, September 24th, 2012

LG unveils new premium phone with voice-activated power camera
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LG Unveils New Flagship Smartphone
News from TIME:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — LG Electronics will launch the Optimus G smartphone next week in South Korea, pinning high hopes on the new Android device to help revive its loss-making mobile business.

LG said Tuesday that the Optimus G will go on sale in Japan next month and in the U.S. in November. That would put LG’s new phone, which costs $ 894 without subsidies from operators in South Korea, in competition with Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy Note II smartphones during the fall and the winter holidays.

Previous Optimus smartphones have failed to make a mark in the fastest-growing segment of the mobile phone market. LG’s mobile division posted losses of nearly 1 trillion won ($ 895 million) in 2010 and 2011 combined.

LG’s mobile chief said the company hopes the G smartphone will help accelerate the division’s turnaround.

“The Optimus G is our flagship phone with a competitive edge,” Park Jong-seok, LG’s mobile business president, told reporters at a media event. “We are trying to make phones differentiated from our rivals.”

LG Electronics Inc. was the world’s third-largest handset maker before being overtaken by Apple in the high-end market and China-based ZTE Corp. in the low-end.

Analysts said LG was focused on making handsets primarily for voice calls and text messaging, which delayed its response when Apple’s iPh…………… continues on TIME

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LG Intuition Review: Quirky Can Be Fun – Unless You Sacrifice Everything To … – Android Police

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

LG Intuition Review: Quirky Can Be Fun – Unless You Sacrifice Everything To … – Android Police
News from LG Intuition Review: Quirky Can Be Fun – Unless You Sacrifice Everything To … – Android Police:

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Apple iPhone 5 VS LG Optimus 4X HD – video comparison
News from Android Authority:

So you walk into an electronics store looking for a new smartphone. Sitting on top of the nearly empty shelf is the Apple iPhone 5, while a stack of boxes with LG Optimus 4X HD inside sit just across it. What do you do? What DO you DO? Should you go with what millions are currently trying to get their hands on or get the underdog in the Android world?

If you ever find yourself in such predicament, we suggest making comparisons between the two phones before you swipe your credit card. But guess what, we already did one for you; and we even made a video comparing the iPhone 5 and Optimus 4X HD in real life.

Not enough time? Jump straight to the Video Comparison or the Pros and Cons!

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The extra 0.5-inch that the iPhone 5 has over the predecessor won’t make you want to break out and sing “A Whole New World,” but it is a fine addition nonetheless. The increased resolution, now at 1,136 x 640, is a crowd pleaser as well. The iPhone 5 has another secret sauce in that it uses a brand new technology that removes an extra layer from the screen, which should…………… continues on Android Authority

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LG’s public image problem: It doesn’t have one

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

LG’s public image problem: It doesn’t have one
News from CNET:

Will the Optimus G succeed where past phones have failed? LG is promising one of the biggest TV marketing campaigns the mobile industry has seen this year.

The Optimus G event in New York.

(Credit: Roger Cheng/CNET)

LG must feel like it’s shouting into the wind when it comes to smartphones.

The company today showed off the Optimus G, the latest Android super smartphone. The G boasts the most advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, a 13-megapixel camera, and a hefty 2,100mAh battery.

The question is: will anyone care?

There lies LG’s biggest dilemma in the smartphone market. It’s not the lack of any particular feature or specification that has hurt the company, but the virtual non-presence it has had for the past few years. LG was late to the smartphone game and has continued to pay for it with minimal consumer awareness and lackluster carrier support.

“This industry changes very quickly and vendors that miss those changes do tend to fade quickly from the public eye,” said Hugues de la Vergne,…………… continues on CNET

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LG Intuition review: Optimus Deja Vu with a Verizon LTE twist – Engadget

Friday, September 21st, 2012

LG Intuition review: Optimus Deja Vu with a Verizon LTE twist – Engadget
News from LG Intuition review: Optimus Deja Vu with a Verizon LTE twist – Engadget:

LG Intuition review Optimus Deja Vu with a Verizon LTE twist

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It’s not uncommon for US carriers to take an international smartphone under their wings, make a few adjustments to hardware and firmware, stamp their fat logos in multiple places and then sell it to the masses. Verizon is no exception: the LG Intuition is its interpretation of the Optimus Vu, a 5-inch phablet we reviewed over the summer. Perhaps calling it an “interpretation” is a bit of an overstatement: aside from a bump in firmware and Big Red’s LTE,…………… continues on LG Intuition review: Optimus Deja Vu with a Verizon LTE twist – Engadget

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LG will discontinue Windows Phone development
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LG shows off Optimus G, a powerful quad-core phone with LTE

Friday, September 21st, 2012

LG shows off Optimus G, a powerful quad-core phone with LTE
News from DVICE:

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The Optimus G by LG. (Image Credit: Stewart Wolpin/DVICE)

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The LG Venice (AKA The Optimus L7) With First-gen Snapdragon Leaked For …
News from Android Police:

Remember a few months ago when LG showed off its new Optimus L series, with three new Android-powered smartphones across several price points? Yeah, neither do we. But in any case, the biggest and relatively baddest of those phones will be available on Sprint subsidiary Boost Mobile sometime in the near future, under the new alias of the LG Venice. EV Leaks got a hold of an official photo of the device – we’ve only got their word that it’s coming to Boost, but they’re usually spot-on with this sort of thing.

The L7 was announced with a 4.3-inch, 480×800 IPS display, a 1Ghz Snapdragon S1 (yes, S1) processor, 4GB of storage plus MicroSD card expansion, standard 3G and Ice Cream Sandwich. There’s no reason to believe that these middle-of-the-road specs will change with a release on an American budget carrier. Try to contain your boundless excitement, guys. (T…………… continues on Android Police

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