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[Full Spectrum Review] Announced at CES as one of Verizon's first devices with an HD display, the LG Spectrum was released in January 2012. Inside the Spectrum smartphone is a 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm APQ8060 processor with 1GB of RAM. It's sharp 720 x 1280 HD color IPS TFT display measures 4.5-inches diagonal. The LG Spectrum also features two cameras, one front facing 1.3-megapixel camera and a rear facing eight-megapixel camera with LED flash capable of recording video in up to 1080p HD. Read on for the latest LG Spectrum news, reviews and videos:

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    Broadcasters don't think they can make the moves they would need to make in the 39 months the FCC allotted them after the end of the 600MHz spectrum auction. So, how does T-Mobile think it can take advantage of spectrum it won't be able to feasibly work on past 2020? Well, at a MoffettNathanson summit in New York, the Un-carrier thinks that broadcasters have one big motivation for repacking as fast as they can: money. // f;f++)a[f].apply(i,r);var s=c[w[n]];return s&&s.push([h,n,r,i]),i}function p(e,t){g[e]=l(e).concat(t)}function l(e){return g[e]||[]}function d(e){return ...

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    We've been livin' on the EDGE for a long time, but AT&T figures it's about that time that the sky started falling on GSM. CFO John Stevens says the network's remaining 2G networks will be shut off by the end of this year. In AT&T's Q1 earnings conference call, Stevens said that the company moved off six million customers from 2G in the past 12 months. Some stubborn feature phone-wielding subscribers may end up getting lost in the transition, but refarming the 850MHz and 1.9GHz bands entirely to LTE would be more economical for the company in the end. "There still is a lot of cost ...

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    At 6pm Eastern on March 29, all the possible US TV stations that would like to sell their broadcast spectrum will have committed to do so. From there, the Federal Communications Commission will work on a blueprint to sort out how that spectrum in the 600MHz band can be put together for sale. That leads up to the next step for the commission in the auctions process, setting up a clearing target. The order of things The clearing target is the total amount of spectrum the FCC thinks can be sold in auction. The government currently estimates a high-end of that total to be 126MHz. Analysts ...

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    The parent company is willing to love its child. T-Mobile has issued notes to its parent company Deutsche Telekom totaling $2 billion in value and will be repaid by March 15, 2021 with 5.3 percent annual interest. The carrier will purpose the money mainly for use in the 600MHz spectrum auction that's to happen this month. Money left over can go towards debt service or "general corporate purposes." T-Mobile had boasted about a $10 billion war chest in pursuing low-band licenses this year, but it doesn't think it will need more than $1.5 billion. It has been expanding broad land coverage ...

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    The war for more spectrum is on. Between carriers, there's a fight over how much of the 600MHz band each can take. Short-range, unlicensed LTE could prove a boon for venue managers who might hook an operator up with a lease. Furthermore, T-Mobile's been fixing to take the towers to the customers themselves with its new 4G LTE CellSpots. Now, municipalities have more leverage than ever to strike leases with the networks. It's thanks in part to Philips and Ericsson as both team up to manufacture LED streetlights with embedded LTE antennas. Philips claims its SmartPole lighting can generate ...

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    We've been talking for a bit about this spectrum auction that's going to happen early next year. Everyone's jockeying for the best position to either sell or buy pieces of the 600MHz block — the sellers are TV stations, the buyers are mobile network operators. Wondering where all of this is coming from? Here's a condensed history of the matter. TV In the US, previous to mid-2009, the overwhelming majority of TV stations broadcasted on Very High Frequencies, or VHF channels (channels 2 to 13, with a top frequency of 216MHz). Smaller operations or stations in areas of high VHF congestion ...

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    Wisconsin-based cellular carrier Cellcom will not be bidding in the FCC's 600MHz spectrum auction next year, the company's CEO said during a conference held by the Competitive Carrier Association. Why is this important to T-Mobile? The T-Mobile insurgency of the mobile carrier market has helped tickle more subscribers pink. But if it wants to be where its customers are, T-Mobile will need to keep building towers and expanding coverage. It will need opportunities and investment into them to get all that done. Come early next year, the FCC will be selling off pieces of the far-travelling ...

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    Update (10/29): Well, @evleaks strikes again and supports our initial call. T-Mobile's Uncarrier 10 to offer unlimited high speed data for watching select streaming video services like Netflix, HBO, etc. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) October 29, 2015 We may officially know the details of this come November 10. Our original story is below. T-Mobile is on a roll and it intends on keeping the rolling role it has in the cellular industry going. Even if it's at its own expense sometimes. Catching the tail end of Goldman Sachs Communacopia 2015 conference, T-Mobile CEO John Legere and his team took ...

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    Over the course of the past several weeks, we've been following the progress of LG's Optimus LTE2 as it prepared for a launch on Verizon. We've known this handset as model VS930, and got the chance to check out the phone in full Verizon livery earlier this month, but hadn't yet heard much in the way of detail regarding just how the phone would land at Verizon. As it presumptive release date approaches, we're starting to fill in some of those gaps, and today learn that the LTE2 will supposedly come to Verizon as the Spectrum 2. That's pretty sensible, as while users in the US might equate ...

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    Late last week, we started hearing some new rumblings about Verizon's plans for bringing global roaming to some of its Android lineup. We already knew that both the Motorola Droid 4 and LG's Spectrum would make the cut, and Verizon would activate their roaming abilities at some point in the future. The new leak that brought the issue back to the forefront last week concerned HTC's Rezound, with an in-store display advertising the pending arrival of global roaming as one of the handset's features. There were also rumors accompanying that find that Motorola's Droid RAZR (Maxx) would join ...

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    Signs started emerging late last year that Verizon was planning on bringing global roaming capabilities to a couple of its then-upcoming LTE-enabled smartphones. It wasn't long after that when a Verizon representative confirmed plans to bring just such a feature to a selection of the carrier's Androids. These phones wouldn't arrive with global roaming enabled, but the feature would be delivered at some point in the future – it seemed at the time like it might be closer to the end of Q2. It looks like Verizon could be nearly ready to flip that switch, as retail locations are updating ...

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    Users of the Verizon LG Spectrum were looking forward to receiving the VS920ZV5 update even though it's not the official Ice Cream Sandwich update that should be rolled-out sometime in the future, according to the carrier's official upgrade list. Documents for a new update which should arrive over-the-air have been published and this time it's update VS920V6. Needless to say that it is still not Android 4.0, though the changes appear to be rather important. Android will be version 2.3.6 and your Google applications (Play, YouTube, Gmail, and Talk) will be updated, aside from all the ...

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    Verizon is preparing to send out an over-the-air update for the LG Spectrum but, despite the fact that the Spectrum is on the list of devices to officially get an update to Ice Cream Sandwich soon, it's not the Android 4.0 refresh. Instead, expect fixes, improvements and updated applications. Check out the full changelog below: Device Features - EAS password follows security policy, requiring an 8-digit password minimum. - Application launch will not cause force close when the device is scanning for available Wi-Fi networks. - Improved outline for multiple calendar view. - Calendar ...

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    So far, news about which Android handsets will be making the journey to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and which will be left behind to stagnate has largely been coming from the manufacturers themselves. Some, like Motorola, have detailed support pages up outlining which models should be seeing updates, and when. Other are content to release snippets of their progress on the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Today, though, that news is coming from a carrier, with Verizon publishing a list of devices on its network that are slated to receive Ice Cream Sandwich. Verizon calls this a list of its ...

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    Code named the Revolution 2, the LG Spectrum is the most recent Verizon LTE device on the market. After spending a couple of minutes with it at CES, a lot of expectations were set on the table with Verizon's new list of LTE devices, and the Spectrum topped the list because of the amount of quality specs involved. The expectations grew even more after we noticed that Verizon partnered with LucasFilm in the marketing of the Spectrum, as Verizon's website has a very prominent comparison between this phone and R2-D2. Is it the destiny of the LG Spectrum to take the market by storm? Or, like ...

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    In this video, we are taking a closer look at the hardware on the LG Spectrum from Verizon. Perhaps with hardware, the light side can prevail. Certainly the specs seem to show a worthy set of capabilities. But even the blazing LTE speeds can't seem to do enough for this phone. The IPS screen, while quite brilliant and easy on the eyes, reveals a darker heart when you start looking closely at images. The still camera does an okay job (no stabilization or flash-assisted focus), but the video, even though it's 1080p is rather poor in quality. Surprisingly, the LG Spectrum comes with very ...

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    In this video, we are taking a closer look at the software on the LG Spectrum from Verizon. One would like to believe that this dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon smartphone could conquer the Empire. Sadly to do so you'd need the powerful Jedi Knight which the LG Spectrum was built to be, but fails to accomplish at times. While it's 4.5" screen is bright and brilliant, the underlying Android version has been corrupted by LG's Touchwiz-like skin, and the glossy exterior is beginning to show its dark side. There is a noticable amount of bloat on the device, very little of which can be removed, ...

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    LG has published the official numbers referring to the last quarter of 2011 and, after a period of seven consecutive quarters, the company is finally seeing profit being generated out of the phone division. While there are no official numbers related to units shipped (probably part of a follow-up earnings call), the South Korean manufacturer had a 12 billion won ($10.7 million) profit generated by the mobile division for Q4 2011. LG is mainly focusing on smartphones that are running Google's Android mobile platform (for what it's worth they do have a couple of Windows Phones though). The ...

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    In this video, we are unboxing the the newest 4G LTE devices from Verizon: the LG Spectrum. Touting a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor the LG Spectrum is certainly on par, processor-wise compared to the rest of the devices currently on the market. Add in LTE plus a brilliant 4.5" IPS HD display, and the device starts to look very intriguing. Sadly, the Spectrum is only running a fairly skinned version of Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread), which seems to cause some lag in the UI. We shall see if the 4G hunt for signal causes the 1830mAh battery to give up faster than if there was a default ...

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    If you've managed to pick up the LG Spectrum from Verizon, which has been on sale for less than ten days online with the carrier, you probably noticed that there's an update waiting to be installed. It weighs around 10MB and will bump your software version to VS920ZV4. Doesn't bring anything interesting if you're not into Netflix but if you are, this is a must. The only thing listed under features and bugfixes for this update is "Netflix playback issue corrected". If you're yet to pick up a Spectrum, it goes for $199.99 on a two-year contract and packs a 4.5-inch 720p display and a 1.5GHz ...

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    We've heard about a January 19 availability date of the LG Spectrum, the so-called Revolution 2, and we managed to get our hands on the phone with the occasion of our CES 2012 coverage. If you head over to Verizon's webpage -- or follow the source link below -- you'll see that the LG Spectrum is now available for purchase. It goes for $199.99 on a two-year contract or, if you decide to go with only the phone, it will set you back $599.99. The phone features a 4.5-inch 720p display and a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor with 1GB of RAM. Source: Verizon Via: VZBuzz

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    Near the end of December, we saw some leaked screenshots out of Verizon which appeared to indicate that the HTC Fireball and LG Spectrum would feature radios capable of global roaming on GSM-based networks, an ability we'd yet to see from LTE-enabled handsets on the carrier. All we saw were some database entries, though, and it seemed too early to say if we'd really see those phones arrive with global roaming enabled. Now a representative from Verizon has confirmed the carrier's plans, noting that supported hardware will see the feature enabled in the coming months. We haven't heard an ...

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    At CES 2012, Verizon announced two new LTE smartphones: the LG Spectrum and the Motorola Droid 4. The Spectrum, in particular, has a 4.5" 720p HD display and a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 CPU with 1GB of RAM. In many ways, it's essentially the same phone as the LG Nitro HD on AT&T. It's thin and light with a fingerprint-prone smooth backing. While the Spectrum comes with Android 2.3, expect an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in Q2. The Spectrum will be available on January 19th for $199. The Droid 4 is the one to get if you want a hardware keyboard. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a ...

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    LG's Spectrum is about to become the company's flagship phone on Verizon's LTE network. We got a really good look at the phone last week, with its 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 4.5-inch 720p display, and heard a rumor that the phone would become available on January 19. At a press event this morning, LG and Verizon finally announced the Spectrum, confirming the January 19 launch date and revealing the phone's price tag. Considering the high-end specs, the LG Spectrum will be quite affordable on Verizon. We were expecting to learn of a launch price in the $250-$300 range, but as it turns ...

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    The LG Spectrum, Verizon's "Revolution 2", popped up in initial renders from the beginning of December, followed shortly after by press shots and full specifications. According to the latest reports, the phone will see a January 19 launch. The price is still unknown but you can expect it to be in the range of $250-$300. Just to recap the specs, it will sport a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S3 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of storage plus 16GB microSD, 4.5-inch HD (1280x720) IPS LCD, eight-megapixel 1080p main camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. Unfortunately there will be no ICS love as ...

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