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LG’s Optimus Vu ‘phablet’ coming to U.S. by the end of September

Verizon (VZ) customers who have been looking on in envy at AT&T (T) customers’ gigantic Samsung (005930) Galaxy Notes can rest easy because they will soon have a “phablet” to call their own. Unwired View points to an LG (066570) press release stating that the five-inch Optimus Vu will be released in the United States by the end of September, meaning Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note will finally get some competition in the supersized smartphone space. Although no carrier has been officially named yet, all signs point to Verizon supporting the Optimus Vu on its LTE network when it launches. In addition to its large 5-inch screen, the Optimus Vu will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and an 8-megapixel camera.


Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.