Posts tagged with: Optimus VU
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    I admit, I wasn't on board with the idea of a 5.3-inch phone at first. I wrote a couple articles exclaiming how giant phones aren't all that much more useful than, say, a 4-inch phone, and that they would be more difficult to use, hold, and carry for most people. I despised the original Galaxy Note … until I held one at CES 2012. And that's when I fell in love. I came home from the trade show and bought one for myself. Admittedly, the original Note wasn't the greatest phone ever. So I sold it after using it for several months, and set my sights on the Galaxy Note II. In October, I went ...

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    The world of mobile technology is one of the fiercest competitive markets ever. In the quest to stand out from the pack, some companies make bold moves and succeed brilliantly. Others are more meek and fade into the unexceptional background. Still others fill the space between, innovating once, then endlessly iterating over and over again. Then there are those that just screw it all up. Thanks to choices that are either too bold, too meek, or just plain-old absolutely insane, these are the products that fall flat on their face. They’re not to be mocked, but the lessons they teach should ...

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    LG really hadn't left us with any us with anything to be surprised by at the MWC this year; over the last couple weeks, we've heard it model-by-model reveal pretty much everything it was intending to show at the Mobile World Congress in advance. The F series were the last holdouts, but even they've gone official. Now LG is rounding everything all up and showing off its full new lineup. The F series includes the Optimus F3 and F5, both mid-rangers, but with some decent specs, especially for the F7. The L series II has three phones in it, the Optimus L3 II, L5 II, and L7 II; these are all ...

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    Just because it's a new year doesn't mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We're still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we're still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector, even in the pit of the post-holiday lull. On our first podcast of 2013, Joe Levi joins us to talk Android amid a sea of pre-CES leaks, but not before we dive into a long and detailed discussion about the new mobile version of Ubuntu - a platform we'll learn how to consistently pronounce someday, but not today. We also touch on Sailfish and ...

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    This holiday season is shaping up to be absolutely insane in the mobile technology space, with new products landing almost more quickly than we can cover them. The pace of announcement and release shows no sign of slowing, but if you're an OEM, one of the nice things about launching a truly impressive beast of a device is that it stays in the headlines a while. Such is the case with the Galaxy Note II, a device we featured rather heavily in the weeks leading up to and following its release, crowned by the longest review I've ever written. It's one of the year's most significant devices, ...

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    The LG Optimus VU, the Galaxy Note competitor, has been rumored to receive a refresh to compete with the Galaxy Note II. We've seen specs popping up not long ago and it looks like they're right on spot as the South Korean manufacturer made the phablet official. It will go for around $865 but it is currently only available for the domestic market in black, white, and pink. There was no information regarding an international availability yet. Specs-wise the Optimus VU II packs a five-inch screen that has a 4:3 aspect ratio and 1024 x 768 resolution, 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 2GB ...

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    The original LG Optimus Vu only came to the States this month, with Verizon introducing the LG Intuition for its 4G network. Even though US audiences are still acquainting themselves with the five-incher, LG's already looking to the future, and a leaked spec sheet gives us an early look at what hardware to expect for the Optimus Vu II. From what we can see here, the Vu II looks to be a relatively minor upgrade over the original Vu. It moves from a Qualcomm S3 to an S4, still at 1.5GHz, and doubles its RAM to 2GB. Screen size and resolution remain untouched, as does the inclusion of an ...

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    Ever since we saw the FCC filing and adjacent documents it became pretty clear that Verizon is planning on carrying LG's response to the initial Samsung Galaxy Note, the LG Optimus VU. We've seen it pictured earlier, before LG announced that the global version will receive a spec bump. It looks like Verizon will change the name of the LG Optimus VU to LG Intuition when it will announce the phone in the coming weeks. The price will be a rather attractive one:  $199 given you sign a new two-year contract or $549 without an agreement. If you remember our MWC hands-on with the phone, we told ...

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    LG was eager to announce the Optimus VU, their response to the Samsung Galaxy Note, even before this year's MWC where we had out hands-on time with the 4:3 aspect ratio device. Back then the device was powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and was unseen, except for its home market and Japan. Now LG is announcing the global availability of the Optimus VU, a week ahead the IFA Samsung Unpacked event where the second iteration of the Galaxy Note is expected. The Optimus VU is expected to land in September in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America. For this ...

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    We just heard T-Mobile verify its plans for the Galaxy Note, bringing the carrier a jumbo-sized Android to offer its user base. It's not the only US network showing some interest in handsets this size, as we've been following the signs pointing to a Verizon LG Optimus Vu. Publication of the phone's FCC documentation last month made this seem like all but a lock, and tonight we get to see the clearest evidence yet of Verizon's plans for the phone, thanks to the first pictures showing-off the Vu with full Verizon badging. Compare these shots of the Vu to the rendering in that recent FCC ...

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    As you can clearly see in the image above, the phone outlined on the left is exactly the phone pictured on the right, which means that the LG VS950 is indeed the LG Optimus VU -- or a variant of some sort. On this exact same note we can draw the conclusion that the LG VS950, aka LG Optimus VU, is heading to Verizon, at least according to FCC. There's no mention of the "Optimus VU" moniker though, but the filing reveals that the VS950 is packing NFC and LTE band 13 plus GSM 850/1900MHz compatibility. LG introduced its 4:3 aspect ratio phablet with the occasion of this year's MWC and the ...

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    Love it or hate it, Apple managed to once again change the game of voice commands with its own Siri virtual assistant launched on the iPhone 4S. Not that voice commands were something new but the idea has been taken to a new level -- one of natural conversation -- and now Samsung has also debuted its own S-Voice on the Samsung Galaxy S III. Not wanting to be left behind, LG has introduced its own offering, called Quick Voice. Functionality is basically the same: commands and natural conversations to call, text, launch apps, search and much more, like searching YouTube for instance. The ...

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    Those of you who own an LG Optimus Vu, Optimus LTE or Optimus LTE Tag should finally be happy to hear that, according to a translated press released from Korean, Ice Cream Sandwich is less than a week away. June 4 is the day to circle in your calendar if you have one of the aforementioned LG smartphones from the manufacturer's 2012 line-up. With the new platform version also comes LG's custom user interface in its 3.0 iteration and, those who are rocking a Vu phablet should get some additional goodies to take advantage of the huge screen. Source: LG Via: Engadget

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    It's that time of the year again, when we're both happy and sad, excited and disappointed all at the same time. Last year's Mobile World Congress was all about three things: Android, 3D and speed offered by emerging dual-core processors. This year's show was not that much different at all, if you come to think of it. It's safe to assume that everyone who was there -- or following our MWC coverage -- understands that, again, Android was all over the place. With or without Ice Cream Sandwich on smartphones or tablets, the Google platform -- and its OEM partners -- has flooded the show floors ...

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    Whether you look at them as jumbo-sized smartphones, mini tablets, or have come up with some cute portmanteau to try and cram the words together, there's no denying that the mid-size five-to-seven-inch range has been getting a lot more attention as of late. That's due in no small part to Samsung and its Galaxy Note, with a 5.3-inch display that really pushes the limits of how large a display a device can get away with while still being a phone. We learned last month that LG had been toying with a similar idea, and would be giving its upcoming Optimus Vu Android a five-inch screen in an ...

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