LG Revolution Release Date Tipped In Press Shot?

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File this under rumor with a capital R: the latest shots of the LG Revolution display a date of May 25, 2011, which may suggest that Verizon will release it on that day. Such a move would not be unprecedented: both HTC and Samsung are known to use launch or release dates in press image screenshots, and even LG itself did so as recently as the Optimus 2X, first outing the phone in a December 13th, 2010 press release. However, there are probably even more examples of the company not employing such a tactic, so perhaps we’re grasping at straws here.

First introduced as part of Verizon’s initial quartet of 4G LTE phones at CES earlier this year, Revolution would be either the second or third to see release: Thunderbolt is already out, Droid Charge has been delayed due to a recent LTE outage, and Droid Bionic has also been pushed back, perhaps for a restyling. Like the Thunderbolt and Charge, Revolution is a single-core device with WVGA resolution, making it less attractive, in some respects, than Motorola’s dual-core, qHD handsets. On the other hand, its inclusion of Netflix for Android increases its cachet considerably.

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