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 [...]
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 [...]
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 (1280×720) IPS LCD, eight-megapixel 1080p main camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter. [...]
When we first started seeing signs of Motorola’s Droid 4 show up over the past few months, the timing seemed quite odd, considering that the Droid 3 had only landed on Verizon back in July. While the Droid 4’s launch is apparently stalled for the moment, the latest rumors suggest it will arrive in about a month. If a new leak that surfaced this weekend is any indication, the Droid 3 could already be on its way out by then, with a Verizon document showing the smartphone taking on end-of-life status this month.
The Droid 3 isn’t the only Verizon Android to get [...]
Over the past week or two, we’ve caught wind of a couple new Androids destined for Verizon Wireless and its 4G LTE network. All we know of the HTC Fireball is that it appears in a leaked Verizon screenshot and will be an LTE Android. There’s significantly more available on the LG Spectrum, which has not only shown up in pics a couple times, but we also uncovered some tech specs for the model. One thing those specs we had didn’t touch upon was the possibility for a global GSM radio to find its way into the CDMA/LTE handset. Now a new leak suggests that both the [...]
It was only a few days ago that we saw the first images of the LG Spectrum, spiritual successor to the LG Revolution — among the premiere batch of Verizon’s 4G LTE handsets — but those tiny photos really didn’t do the phone justice. Luckily we’ve gotten a set of higher quality shots, along with a full rundown of the specs:
– Dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S3– Android Gingerbread 2.3– 10.6 millimeters thick– 4.5-inch, 1280×720 IPS LCD– 1GB RAM, 4GB storage plus 16GB microSD– Eight-megapixel, 1080p rear [...]