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Mr. Blurry cam strikes again, nabs LG EnV3

Friday, April 3, 2009 6:19
Posted in category LG

The EnV line started way back when with the LG “V” (vx9800), EnV (vx9900), and EnV2 (vx9100). If you were worried of LG moving on and adopting something new, leaving the EnV series behind, I have something that is bound to put you at ease. Based on pictures from CTIA (thanks to VZ E at Howard Forums) LG’s seemingly popular EnV series of phones for Verizon is getting a fresh face by way of the EnV3 (vx9200)… (Innovative I know). A 3 MP camera is a go, however the inclusion of the higher quality Schneider Kreuznach lens that made its way to LG’s Dare is so far unknown. It would however be in LG’s best interest to include it. What good are a bunch of megapixels if they’re peering though a crappy piece of glass? Other changes are rather minor such as slightly different color coded keyboard keys (orange -> blue), and a single, centered space bar instead of the one on each side approach. Is the EnV 3 enough to make you drop your current “V”? Or are you leaving for another phone entirely. I long to know your thoughts…

Source: Phone Arena

LG GM200: Dolby and FM Tuner inside

Friday, March 27, 2009 12:49
Posted in category Cell Phones, LG

With all of the tech loving world continually lusting after highend and most of the time expensive phones, it makes sense to take a step back and look at some less than top end models for the broader range of what people can actually afford.  Today’s phone ‘0 bargin comes by of LG in the form of the LG GM200.  While it doesn’t have any whizbang features that launch to the head of the class, it does have a respectable set that will get you though the day no less.  Those more frugal features include a 2MP camera, Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP, and microSD card support.  Two noteable features include an FM Tuner for when you get tired of listening to your own tunes and Dolby audio.  The mention of Dolby audio perks my ears up a tad as I consider myself border line audiophile.  Normally, audiophiles don’t like things that “color” music.  However, in the case of mobiles, the sound sucks to begin with so a little color couldn’t hurt.  If this at all excites you prepare to either swim or fly as it is only launching in Ukraine for the time being.  *sigh*

Source: Into Mobile, Unwired, Mobile-Review

Apple’s rumored “Netbook” and next gen iPhone/iPod Touch to use LG OLED’s?

Thursday, March 19, 2009 13:50
Posted in category Apple, LG, Rumors

Take this with a couple of grains of salt for now, but sources from LG in Korea are “confirming” that Apple will be releasing a netbook(s), new iPhone, and new iPod Touch that will use a new OLED display produced by LG themselves.  A jump to OLED would be a pretty hefty jump bringing even better image quality than the current iPhone/iPod Touch screen offers as well as drastically reducing battery life.  Another interesting tid bit is that these new OLED displays will supposedly have a special layer that will be immune to “fingerprinting.  Definitely some interesting and mind piquing information.  With all of the next gen iPhone mock-ups floating around the net plus new iPhone and iPod Touch model numbers appearing in the latest iPhone 3.0 OS, the pieces of the puzzle start to come together.  What do you think folks?

Source: Mac Daily News, Smart House

LG Viewty II coming soon?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 10:48
Posted in category LG

LG’s Viewty was a pretty successful phone.  The Viewty II is looking to be even better.  The LG GC900 which was on display at the LG Dealer show today was a welcome surprise that hints at release very soon.  Who wouldn’t love a media rich, feature packed phone with specs such as:

  • 3″ WVGA (800 x 400) touchscreen
  • 3D S-Class User Interface
  • 8 megapixel camera with: Xeon flash, geo-tagging, image stabilization, face detection, burst mode, manual/automatic focus, and ISO 1600
  • Record slow-motion and high speed video
  • support for Divx and Xvid files
  • quad-band GSM/UMTS/HSDPA 7.2 and HSUPA 1.4 Mbit
  • WiFi/GPS
  • accelerometer

Sadly, pictures weren’t yet allowed to be taken so for now you’ll have to make due with the little info card above and an account by GSM Help Desk describing the GC900 as “black at the front, silver at the back and having three regular keys underneath the display.” Horrible I know.  All good things take time…

Source: GSM Help Desk, Into Mobile

LG Versa now officially available

Thursday, February 26, 2009 6:40
Posted in category Cell Phones, LG, Verizon

If you love to tweak your phone not just in a software manner but also in a hardware way, the LG Versa may be your saving grace in this world.  Exclusively on Verizon, the Versa brings to the table a modular design allowing you to swap out various parts.  Don’t like the keyboard…fine.  Take it off and use the onscreen soft keyboard.  For a quick recap of those who missed the initial LG Versa announcement, the Versa will include: EV-DO Rev A, support for 16GB microSD cards, tethering (use your phone as a modem), *Flash supporting* HTML web browser, accelerometer, 3″ display as well as support for Verizon’s V Cast services and Visual Voicemail just to name a few.  So if the make it your own type of phone is what you’ve been waiting for, Verizon would like to speak with you.
Source: Crave

LG GD910 watchphone to cost a cool $1,500…*who needs two kidneys*?!

Monday, February 23, 2009 18:46
Posted in category Cool Gadgets, LG, MWC

Ouch!  Chalk the watchphone up there with the private island and jet you’ve been saving up for.  The LG GD910 watch phone slated for release on Orange UK has been priced at $1,500!  Granted it is very cool tech though not entirely a new concept still looks mighty sexy and appears appeared as if it had a good chance of actually selling quite a few…that was until the $1,500 floated by.  Granted, I’m sure Orange will eat some of that price.  But still, $500+ ensures the elite few will have a shot at this.  Not to mention, if a U.S. carrier doesn’t pick this up (highly likely that they won’t) then that $1,500 will be eaten straight by the consumer.  Oh well, the James Bond in all of us will have to live some other day, relinquishing himself to the innards of our minds for the time being.  Godspeed good sir.  Godspeed.
Source: Crunchgear

Camera phone megapixel race getting out of hand?

Friday, February 20, 2009 9:36
Posted in category Cell Phones, LG

Think back two to three years and try to remember what camera phones were like…0.3/1.3 megapixel cameras were the norm (and sadly more or less still are), and 2 megapixel camera’s instantly shoved you to the VIP club of cell phone users.  My how times have changed.  While 1.3 megapixel cameraphones still make up the majority of cell phone cameras, 2 and 3.2 megapixel cameras are swooping in fast.  And at Barcelone this year many 8+ megapixel camera phones were shown off including word from LG of an up and coming 12 megapixel camera phone!  Now at what time does the pixel count become ridiculous?

 

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LG: “1 Android phone by June…2 more by end of year”

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 15:57
Posted in category Android, LG

Until now, the only Android device in the U.S. has been HTC.  They were in fact the first manufacturer to debut the mobile OS.  Times are a changin’ as more manufacturers announce their own plans to bring the open source goodness to their handsets.  Today, LG has announced that by June we will see an Android packin’ LG handset…AND…two more by year’s end!  How about that.  LG makes some simply drop dead gorgeous phones…HTC eh, it’s more hit and miss.  It will be interesting to see what LG can come up with to wow us all.  As for any other specs you only have  your imagination to conjure up the crazies that float around in there.  Have fun!

 

Source: Engadget, PDA Blog *pic*

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LG Globus TU330…quite the yawner…

Monday, February 16, 2009 22:30
Posted in category Cell Phones, LG, Rogers

I know in the economic hardships, gadgets and electronics aren’t on the top of many peoples’ priority lists.  The LG Globus is a prime example of frugality at its finest.  While not the feature beast set to decimate the feature phone world, at least it does bring some features to the table.  A 1.3 megapixel camera, GPS, and stereo bluetooth round out a rather dull feature set.  However, one saving grace is the price, a rather bottom end price of $19.99 means even Mr. Frugal McFrugster will eye this fine yet uninspiring piece of currently Canadian bound tech.  In order to get that ultra cool price you must agree to give your soul to the devil for 3 long years.  If Rogers is your carrier and basic is all that you need and makes you happy, the TU330 is worth a look.  So far Rogers is the soul carrier however expect the budget minded phone to spread elsewhere.

 

Source: Into Mobile, Mobile Syrup

LG GD900 lays down for another shot.

Monday, February 16, 2009 18:10
Posted in category LG, MWC

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The previously mentioned LG GD900 gets another mention today as it is just plain cool.  Except this time a much better stance is shown.  For those of you who don’t remember, the LG GD900 is a sleek handset sporting a completely transparent keypad!  As is yesterday, other information is still unknown so all you have is but the picture above to dream up limitless possibilities.

Source: Boy Genius

James Bondesque LG G910 watchphone coming to Orange

Monday, February 16, 2009 14:29
Posted in category Cell Phones, Cool Gadgets, LG, MWC

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The luckiest carrier in the world (in my opinion) has just become Orange UK.  Orange has announced that they will be the first carrier in the world to carry LG’s amazingly cool G910 watchphone.  Available later this year with a current price of “pick a number”, many are sure to start shaking uncontrollably.  Orange will offer it over their entire network footprint.  For those of you who live in a cave and don’t know what the G910 is or simply need a refresher: 3G HSDPA, video calling, multimedia playback, and the holy grail of touch input.  A pretty solid feature set.  Hopefully this phone decimates all past attempts and wrist watch communication as the device and UI look simply gorgeous.  Press Release aficionados can check out the official PR here while the more visual type come inside for a whole slew of pictures of the G910 in action.

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$1,168 LG KS-500…’nough said

Sunday, February 15, 2009 23:55
Posted in category Cell Phones, LG, MWC

When cell phone buyers search for the perfect phone to replace their aging oldie, price is usually a factor they consider.  However, for the more techy, nerdy smartphone buyers, price has no place in the minds nor their decisions for their new digital fix.  Regardless of what type of person your are, the LG KS-500 is sure to make you do a double take and reconsider if you really want to pick one up.  You’re probably asking what kind of price would make me “reconsider”?  What about $1,168!  That is a steep price by smartphone standards, let alone a normal feature phone.  So what features does the KS-500 have that warrant the price…?  Zilch, notta, zip.  I know there’s a few of you out there who still want to know a little more.  If that is in fact you, continue on for a very pricey, very short list of features.

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LG GM730 and GD900 revealed to the world

Sunday, February 15, 2009 22:20
Posted in category Cell Phones, LG, MWC

Cell phones are hot hot hot this year and MWC is a hot bed of activity with cell phones being let loose left and right.  So much so it will make your head spin.   The latest announcements come compliments of LG.  First off is the LG GM730 which features the S-Class UI all wrapped in a 11.9mm case.  Closely following is the LG GD900 that comes with a “clear keypad” which you can actually see completely through!  Whether this turns out to be solely gimmicky or an actual cool feature that doesn’t sacrifice the integrity of the device remains to be seen.  Regardless it looks really cool. 

 

Source: Slashphone

 

LG Neon to please tweenie boppers everywhere

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 16:25

So you want a full QWERTY keyboard but don’t want or need a full blown “smartphone”.  AT&T and LG have got your back with the Neon.  The Neon comes with a full QWERTY and touchscreen insuring that tweenie boppers can get in on the touchscreen goodness too.  The design and color choice are sure to push away older buyers, but that’s what the iPhone and Blackberry Bold are for.  Other facts such as price and release date aren’t yet known.  Whatev.  Like OMG, what are you still doing reading this post mom and dad.  Go buy it now!

 

Source: Boy Genius, Phone Arena

LG Arena (KM900)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 14:53
Posted in category Cell Phones, LG, Manufacturers

LG is notorious for making some pretty sweet phones feature wise and appearance wise.  LG isn’t slowing down with the KM900, the latest handset to come from the Korean electronics giant.  This new hotness will come sporting a full touchscreen with a 5 megapixel camera with “DVD quality video recording” with DivX playback.  WiFI, GPS, and a new “innovative S-Class 3D UI” round out the known features so far.  Usually whiz bang terms such as S-Class 3D and other monikers are marketing ploys by the companies to make their new handsets sound impressive.  However, as mentioned above, LG usually delivers the goods they promise so I’ll hold my judgement until I can actually get one of these in my hands.  Look for this phone to hit European shelves this March.

 

Source: Unwired View, Engadget Mobile