If you’ve been eyeing a smartphone that’s lined-up to arrive with Verizon but have been a bit nervous about what your dream phone will end up costing, we may have some relief in store for you, as a leaked copy of the pricing structure for several upcoming Verizon models has arrived.
While some of the prices are a relief, if only because they don’t seem too over-inflated, a few stand out as models for which Verizon thinks you’ll pay a premium. The Droid Charge is still listed at $300, the same as on the last price sheet that leaked out, making it one of [...]
LG and Verizon introduced the LG Revolution Android smartphone with the occasion of this year’s CES back at the beginning of the year and now, three months later, the smartphone was captured while being tested out before the actual release.
Pictures of the actual device have surface as the smartphone met its testers which means that the actual release is getting close. According to the Verizon leaked roadmap, the LG Revolution should be available at the beginning of May.
Running Google Android 2.2 Froyo (at the moment, hopefully soon to be updated to Gingerbread), [...]
While there is a way to switch between 3G and 4G on Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt — accessing the dialer and calling *#*#4636#*#* — there is now an application called LTE OnOFF in the Android Market that toggles the connection on or off.
Other than that, it’s nothing out of the ordinary, just your typical 4G LTE toggle for that enables you to quickly turn the connection off or back on. According to the description, there’s a toggle widget coming soon which will be a great addition for Thunderbolt owners — should also work on other Verizon LTE [...]
Looks like Verizon’s future short term roadmap has been leaked and it contains orientative dates, subject to change, of the upcoming devices the carrier has in store for April and May.
According to the table attached, April 7 is the date to watch for Samsung’s 4G LTE device, called the Droid Charge, with its 4.3-inch display and4G LTE compatibility. Same day the Casio Commando (image) should hit too, a rugged Android device a la Motorola Defy. A week after, on April 14, it’s time for the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play which we knew to expect on the [...]
LG is set to follow in Palm’s footsteps as it begins offering the option to charge its smartphones wirelessly via electromagnetic induction with the LG Wireless Charging Pad.
The $70 gadget measures 6.29″ x 3.54″ and gives you a place to plop down your phone for its nightly charge without needing to fiddle with any wires. The status of both the Charging Pad and the phone’s battery are displayed via LED notifications, letting you know when the charging cycle completes.
Fulton Innovation showed off the tech behind the Charging Pad at the MWC earlier [...]
LG’s Revolution is poised to make a big impression on smartphone buyers, as it’s in line to be the first Android allowed to stream Netflix content, as well as to be the first Verizon device to use voice-over-LTE once the service becomes available. The first round of FCC documentation for the Revolution has now been published, including a document discussing a missing feature we hadn’t touched upon in previous Revolution coverage: wireless charging.
Charging phones by means of magnetic induction is a bit of an under-deployed feature, notably popping up in Palm [...]
Qualcomm has shed a little more light on what lies in store for Netflix on Android, reiterating some earlier claims about the app finally coming to Snapdragon-based systems, but creating some new uncertainty over the potential for the Netflix app to ever arrive on currently-available hardware.
Last month we learned that the determining factor for which Android phones get Netflix when is going to be the processor under the hood. While full details of how everything will work haven’t been made public, presumably the app will require a DRM implementation that is tailored to [...]
Verizon has been taking a lot of flak from AT&T lately for the current state of its network, with its inability to handle a voice call simultaneously with data. Understandably, the company is already looking towards the future to explore new ways to manage the transmission of both voice and data feeds. Voice calls are still digital data, but those connections are broadcast and routed via a different system than internet-bound packets. We’ve seen evidence that Verizon is working on a 3G solution to carry both voice and data over the same radio session, and now it looks like [...]
We know that Netflix is on its way to Android devices, leaving us with the questions “what devices?” and “when?”. The LG Revolution on Verizon has already been spotted with the app installed, and now Qualcomm has provided some insight into how other phones will get the app, supposedly based upon which processor powers the models.
The studios providing Netflix with its content are deathly afraid of you recording one its streams. While there are a litany of easier and higher-quality methods to get pirated content, the studios are set in their ways, refusing [...]
Thanks to the need of smartphone OEM employees to share test photos amongst one another, sites like Picasa and Flickr are full of images captured with unreleased and, in some cases, unannounced devices. Most of these shots are about as inartistic as you can imagine: picture after picture of people’s keyboards, mice, and coffee mugs — when they’re not macro shots of the wall. However, there are always a few gems among the junk, and we’ve managed to collect decent snaps of almost every handset announced at CES. (Full disclosure: we cheated with the Inspire 4G and [...]
We just mentioned Netflix for Android was promised for early 2011 with the occasion of the Hulu Plus news we brought you and it looks like it really exists.
Back in November last year, Greg Peters from Netflix development said that “the lack of a generic and complete platform security and content protection mechanism available for Android” were the main reasons the application is not yet available. Without any announcement being made, Netflix for Android just popped-up out of nowhere on a brand new LG Revolution device headed to Verizon. There is no demo of the app [...]
LG has boldly named its first 4G LTE phone for Verizon the “Revolution“, though we couldn’t find anything revolutionary about it. It’s an Android 2.2.1 phone with a 4.3” display, single core CPU with 512MB of RAM, and dual cameras. It also has HDMI out, DLNA support, and 16GB of internal storage. On paper in looks nice, but in-hand, it’s extremely thick. We’re thinking that the extra thickness is due to a larger battery, since the backing sort of has a large bubble shape to it. In terms of software, LG is using an interface that seems to be [...]
Here it is: the LG Revolution, one of the four (presumed) launch devices for Verizon’s LTE-capable handset rollout (alongside the Motorola Droid Bionic, HTC Thunderbolt, and Samsung SCH-i520, probably). Tagged with model number VS910 — which we saw passing through the Bluetooth SIG last month — this 4G model should be revealed in just a few hours at Verizon’s press conference, but we were able to score a few early shots with our trusty Nexus S camera. We noticed that it felt a bit thick in the hand (check out the photo after the break) and that it features an [...]
LG President and CEO Dr. Jong-seok Park stepped onto the stage at Verizon’s 4G LTE press event this afternoon to show off the company’s LG Revolution Android phone.
We caught a look at the Revolution earlier today, which sports a 4.3-inch screen and will ship running Android 2.2. With all the super-slim phones coming out of the woodwork, we noticed that LG’s is looking a bit fat by comparison. Could be that there’s a big battery under the hood that’s providing the juice for the LTE modem, but we’ll need to see more complete specifications to [...]
“B” is for “Black”, or at least that’s how LG’s alphabet book reads. The company’s revealed two new smartphones as it prepares for the CES, finally giving a name to the “B” we heard about last month, which it seems will be known as the LG Optimus Black. The second is the LG Revolution, which will feature LTE connectivity on Verizon.
Engadget scored some pics of LG setting up its CES display, and took the opportunity to grab some pre-announcement shots of the promo material for these two handsets. Now we have an actual [...]