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LG posts a small profit for 2012, phone division doing okay

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

LG posts a small profit for 2012, phone division doing okay
News from GSMArena.com:

LG announced its financial results for the final quarter of 2012 and for the full year. The company ended up with a small net profit, due to a big fine from the European Commission over the CRT price fixing scandal.

That aside, the company saw its full year revenue drop 6% year over year, but operating profit went from $ 342 million in 2011 to $ 1.01 billion in 2012. However, net profit was only $ 80.8 million as LG was fined €295 million (around $ 400 million), which accounts for a lot of the difference.

Anyway, LG’s phone business brought in $ 2.58 billion in revenues in Q4 2012, up both year over year and quarter on quarter. During that quarter, LG shipped 15.4 million phones, over half of which were smartphones.

Demand for LTE-enabled smartphones (like the Optimus G and Optimus Vu II) and 3G smartphones (like the Nexus 4 and the L Series phones) was strong. In fact, with LTE networks launching in more and more markets (especially Europe), LG plans to focus on LTE-capable phones and launch a successor to the Optimus G, the L Series and start a new F series of mass market LTE-enabled phones.

LG’s mobile division saw a decrease in revenue for the full year 2012, but the operating profit was in the black (the division posted an operating loss in 2011).

The TV business did very well– it posted record sales of 9.3 million uni…………… continues on GSMArena.com

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LG Spirit 4G (MetroPCS)
News from PC Magazine:

By Alex Colon

Most people look to MetroPCS for a good deal, and you’re not going to find a better one than the $ 199 LG Spirit 4G. It’s a fast, powerful phone, with a thin design and a killer price tag. It isn’t quite as good as the Samsung Galaxy S III, but it also costs less than half the price. It’s the best deal you can get on a MetroPCS LTE smartphone right now.

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LG targets sales of 80M handsets, 35M smartphones for 2012

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

LG targets sales of 80M handsets, 35M smartphones for 2012
News from FierceWireless:

LG Electronics expects to sell 80 million handsets, 35 million smartphones and 8 million LTE smartphones in 2012, according to a senior LG executive. The overall handset sales would represent a drop from LG’s mark in 2011, but the company expects to shift its focus toward higher-end, more profitable smartphones this year.

In an interview with Korea Times, Park Jong-seok, head of the company’s handset division, laid out the sales targets for this year as well as the company’s strategic vision. According to research firm IDC, LG shipped 88.1 million handsets in 2011, down from 116.7 million in all of 2010.

LG has been signaling for months that it intends to shift to LTE smartphones with high-end specs to regain its footing, especially in the higher end of the market. The company’s handset unit turned a profit in the first quarter–its first operating profit in six quarters. “I think LTE, high-definition and quad-core will be the key words this year. With fine-tuned technology and strategies, LG will recover our once-lost brand awareness,” Park said.

LG is banking on some high-end devices to give it momentum in the first half of the year. The company recently introduced the high-end Optimus 4X HD, which sports a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The company also announced the Optimus Vu, a 5-inch device in the “phablet” category to compete…………… continues on FierceWireless

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Best Android phones on Verizon: March 2012 – androidandme.com

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Best Android phones on Verizon: March 2012 – androidandme.com
News from Best Android phones on Verizon: March 2012 – androidandme.com:

Welcome to regular buyer’s guide column where we break down each carrier to let you know about current promotions and pick the best devices. Each week we will rotate between the big four US carriers, so that each buyer’s guide gets refreshed every month. Read on for Verizon’s best devices and deals.

Current Promotions and News

Double Data: This month Verizon keeps their Double Data promotion that gives users double the data allowance for the same price. With the special promotion, subscribers will get 4 gigabytes for $ 30, 10 gigabytes for $ 50 and 20 gigabytes for $ 80. Double Data also applies to mobile hotspot plans where subscribers can now get 6 gigabytes for $ 50 and 12 gigabytes for $ 70 a month. We don’t know how long this promotion will last, so take advantage of it while you still can.

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Mobile World Congress 2012: Nokia, Asus, Intel, Samsung, And LG

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Mobile World Congress 2012: Nokia, Asus, Intel, Samsung, And LG
News from Tom’s Hardware Guide:

Tom’s Hardware spent its first day in Barcelona, Spain at this year’s Mobile World Congress. After a long day of press conferences and private meetings, we wanted to share our experiences before hitting the show floor tomorrow.

Microsoft and Nokia are trying to deliver a Windows Phone 7 ecosystem to as broad of an audience as possible, including a number of budget-constrained segments that don’t typically get much love.

Powered by an 800 MHz single-core Snapdragon processor, the Lumia 610 embodies that effort. Though the phone’s specs might not sound impressive, Microsoft recently lowered the system requirements for WP7, allowing Nokia to introduce a cheap WP7-based phone. Supposedly, it’ll emerge between $ 100 and $ 150.

Interestingly, Nokia isn’t completely dropping its Symbian-based products. Instead, it’s launching the Asha 203, 202, and 302. These phones are aimed at users who don’t really need premium features, but still want basic online connectivity.

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MWC 2012 – Exclusive: LG Optimus 4X HD quad-core phone uncovered

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

MWC 2012 – Exclusive: LG Optimus 4X HD quad-core phone uncovered
News from Stuff Magazine:

MWC 2012 – LG Optimus 4X HD quad-core phone uncovered

22 Feb 2012

We’ve managed to uncover the existence of a mystery quad-core phone by the Korean mobile giant

MWC 2012 – Nokia is prepping a budget Lumia 610 smartphone

22 Feb 2012

That MWC rumour mill keeps on turning, this time pulping out a pair of new Nokia WinPho smarties

Nokia teases Pure View

22 Feb 2012

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LG Extravert (Verizon Wireless)
News from PC Magazine:

The LG Extravert ($ 79.99 direct) is an update to the LG Cosmos Touch (3 stars). It adds a better camera and video capture, while retaining a roomy physical QWERTY keyboard, though it still lacks 3G. It looks like a decent, though dated, option for users that need a simple cell phone with a keyboard for texting.

Slightly smaller than the Cosmos Touch, the Extravert measures 4.1 by 2.1 by 0.6 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.3 ounces. The 2.8-inch touch screen is on the small side, but features acceptable 400-by-240-pixel resolution. The phone slides open to reveal a four-row QWERTY keyboard with slightly raised membrane keys. Though we haven’t tested the Extravert, we were quite pleased with the keyboard on the Cosmos Touch.

The Extravert is a dual-band 1xRTT (850/1900 MHz) device with no 3G or Wi-Fi capability. It features a 2-megapixel camera with QVGA (320-by-240-pixel) video capture, though this phone is certainly no replacement for a digital camera. As far as extra features are concerned, the Extravert has a slow Myriad Web browser, along with an empty microSD card slot, expandable up to 32GB to store music, photos, and vid…………… continues on PC Magazine

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New LG Windows Phone Emerges Ahead of CES 2012

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

New LG Windows Phone Emerges Ahead of CES 2012
News from Softpedia:

Next week, South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics is expected to unveil to the world a new smartphone that would run under Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.

The new handset appears to be different from the LG Fantasy smartphone that emerged last year, and should make an official appearance during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The photos attached to this article show a device that appears to be only an engineering sample, and not the final product.

When made commercially available, the smartphone should feature more polished buttons, though they would still be capacitive. The LG Windows Phone will be thin and should feature rough edge…………… continues on Softpedia

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Unnamed LG Pre-Production Windows Phone Shows Up In Picture
News from pocketnow.com:

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By: Anton D. Nagy | 3:03 AM 5-Jan-12 |

As usual this time of the year, before CES and MWC, leaks are starting to pour in. At the end of last year we’ve seen …………… continues on pocketnow.com

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Haute Accessories: Prada Phone by LG 3.0 Coming in Early 2012

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Haute Accessories: Prada Phone by LG 3.0 Coming in Early 2012
News from Haute Living:

Posted By Alison Cavatore on November 28th, 2011
Photography by Engadget Mobile | New Launches

Italian fashion house Prada has teamed up with LG Electronics to create a haute new accessory for the new year. Haute Living looks at the upcoming Prada phone by LG 3.0.

Set to be released in early 2012, the Prada phone by LG 3.0 is the third version of the luxury accessory to be released. The first collaboration between the two companies dates back to 2006 when the LG 1.0 for Prada was released. It is no part of

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LG and Prada Prepare a New Phone for 2012

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

LG and Prada Prepare a New Phone for 2012
News from E-Gear:

Prada and LG have renewed their partnership and plan on releasing a new smartphone in early 2012. The device has been dubbed the Prada Phone by LG 3.0 and is supposed to be very different from the original Prada phone, which was first released in 2007, and the Prada K2.

Although the price was not disclosed, writers from MobileMag.com and SlashGear.com believe that the phone will be powered by Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS and that the screen will utilize LG’s NOVA technology.

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Bell LG Optimus Net Review
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Bell LG Optimus Net Review

There is no masking the truth: lower-end Android phones tend come with lacklustre specs. So when a company releases an affordable, well-made An…………… continues on MobileSyrup.com

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LG PRADA Phone K2 confirmed for early 2012

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

LG PRADA Phone K2 confirmed for early 2012
News from SlashGear:

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LG and Prada have confirmed plans to launch the third PRADA phone in early 2012, sharing some early sketches of the fashion-centric smartphone but refusing to spill technical details. The device – believed to be the Android-powered PRA…………… continues on SlashGear

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Cyber Monday LG bargains
News from Gadget 411 News:

The 2011 Day-Right after Thanksgiving product sales are some of the most incredible we have ever before observed. All store is handing out deep bargains on 2011′s best electronics. Store throughout the USA are opening up as early as doable in an attempt to pull the most dollars.

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LG hints at ultra-slim Optimus 3D 2 for 2012

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

LG hints at ultra-slim Optimus 3D 2 for 2012
News from SlashGear:

LG has hinted at plans for a follow-up to their glasses-free 3D smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D. The main improvement on this new 3D-capable phone, besides upgraded specs to keep in line with competitors next year is a much slimmer chassis. The company hopes to have this new “LG Optimus 3D 2″ ready for sometime in 2012.

In an interview with Pocket-lint, one of the developers of the LG Optimus 3D, Dr. Henry Noh, explains that the LG Optimus 3D in its current form isn’t the “slimmest and sexiest phone on the street.” The goal then is to make the next iteration much slimmer and almost as thin as the thinnest phones set to launch next year so that 3D techn…………… continues on SlashGear

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LG Thrill 4G(AT&T) 3D Review of Reviews
News from Wireless and Mobile News:

LG Thrill 4G Rated 4 out of 5 by Wireless and Mobile News’ Review of Reviews

Reviewers of the LG Thrill 4G were thrilled by a few features of the smartphone.  Reviewers rated the call quality, good to great and liked that you can connect the smartphone to an HDMI TV.  Reviewers also liked the speaker phone quality and good battery life.

Although the LG Thrill 4G has better 3D options than the HTC EVO 3D, it comes with a 3D content widgets, takes/shows better 3D videos and comes with preloaded 3D games, the reviewers don’t think 3D capability is any thing more than a novelty.

Prescription eyeglass wearers should note that depending on…………… continues on Wireless and Mobile News
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LG Optimus GT540 Unlocked GSM Quad-Band Phone with 3 MP Camera, Android OS, Touch Screen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth -No Warranty – Titanium Silver
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