LG unveils the Optimus Vu, a 5-inch ‘phablet’

By on February 20, 2012 at 3:05 PM.

LG unveils the Optimus Vu, a 5-inch ‘phablet’

LG on Sunday announced the Optimus Vu a week before the handset’s Mobile World Congress debut. The Vu features a 5-inch IPS display and is a hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet. The device is thinner than the competing Samsung Galaxy Note, coming in a 8.5 millimeters. “The Optimus Vu: was designed to maximize what customers could do with a smart-phone,” president and CEO of LG Dr. Jong-seok Park said. “By offering an optimal 4:3 ratio viewing experience, 5-inch display combined with superfast LTE technology, Optimus Vu: is just one example of what we can achieve when we combine our best technology with customer needs.” The “phablet” is equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 8-megapixel rear camera, 32GB of internal storage, an HDMI-out port, 1GB of RAM, LTE connectivity and a 2,080 mAh battery. The Vu will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread, however an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich has been promised within three months of the handset’s March launch. Read on for LG’s press release. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Note now available for pre-order from AT&T

By on February 6, 2012 at 6:35 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Note now available for pre-order from AT&T

The Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone is now available for pre-order from AT&T. Subscribers who place early orders for Samsung’s new supersized smartphone will take delivery by February 17th, and the device is set to become available in stores on February 19th for $299.99 with a new two-year agreement. The Galaxy Note will be available in two color options, carbon blue or ceramic white, and the handset features a massive 5.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Samsung’s S Pen stylus and 4G LTE connectivity. The Note will be released running Android 2.3 and is expected to receive an update to Ice Cream Sandwich within the next few months. More →

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