Hands-on with Verizon’s LG Intuition ‘phablet’

By on September 11, 2012 at 9:45 AM.

Hands-on with Verizon’s LG Intuition ‘phablet’

LG Intuition Hands-On

There’s nothing like some friendly competition to get the mobile wars going. Whether we love it or hate it, “phablets” — devices that are larger than most smartphones and smaller than tablets — are here to stay. Samsung’s (005930) 10 million-strong Galaxy Note and upcoming Note II are proof enough that people want and are willing to accept smartphones with oversized displays. LG (06657011) has officially joined the ‘phablet’ fray with its own stylus-packing, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered Intuition on Verizon (VZ). Unlike most run-of-the-mill 16:9 aspect ratio smartphones with 720p HD displays, the Intuition stands on its own legs with a radical 5.0-inch 4:3 aspect ratio display that makes it wider than any smartphone I’ve ever held. Read on for my first-impressions of Verizon’s new 4G LTE-equipped phablet.

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Verizon to launch Optimus Vu as the LG Intuition, $199.99 on contract

By on August 22, 2012 at 10:10 PM.

Verizon to launch Optimus Vu as the LG Intuition, $199.99 on contract

Optimus Vu Verizon Renames

Earlier this month, LG (06657011) announced that its smartphone-tablet hybrid, the Optimus Vu, would be arriving in the U.S at the end of September. According to Droid-Life, the device will be launching on Verizon’s 4G LTE network as the LG Intuition for $199.99 with a new two-year agreement. The Optimus Vu was unveiled earlier this year at Mobile World Congress sporting a massive 5-inch display and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor. While the device hasn’t matched the success of the Galaxy Note, LG revealed the phablet has sold more than 500,000 units since March. The Intuition will face tough competition on Verizon’s (VZ) network from the Galaxy S III, the upcoming iPhone and HTC’s rumored 5-inch smartphoneMore →

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