The Korean electronics giant plans to release only the curved version of its high-end TV in the U.S. That's not going to change in the foreseeable future, LG spokesman Ken Hong told CNET at the company's headquarters in Korea.
T-Mobile announced on Wednesday that the LG Optimus F3 (reviewed here for Sprint) will arrive at the Uncarrier's doorsteps on August 7.
The entry-level LG smartphone will be offered in a limited-time promotion of $0 down with 24 device payments of $10 per month for a total of $240 all in.
Customers must purchase the device as part of T-Mobile's Simple Choice rate plans, which start at $50 per month and include unlimited talk, text, web, and 500MB data.
Powered by Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the LG Optimus F3 features a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a … Read more
LG doesn't care about the cloak and dagger secrecy that usually accompanies smartphone launches. The company has officially launched the new Quick Window case for its upcoming LG G2 flagship handset.
Expected to arrive at the same time as LG's flagship handset, the colorful accessory will be available in seven shades: black, white, pink, purple, blue, mint, and yellow.
Much like Samsung's S-View Flip Cover, the Quick Window case has a cut-out window to provide at-a-glance information such as the clock, weather, incoming calls, and messages.
To activate the the interactive Quick Window interface, one simply swipes … Read more
The upcoming LG G2 will arrive in the United States as early as September, according to LG CFO David Jung.
Speaking to Korea's The Kyunghyang Shinmun (translate) recently, the executive spilled a few beans about the flagship smartphone. The device will reportedly launch in South Korea in August, followed by North America and Europe in September, and by additional markets in October.
In terms of U.S. carrier support, Jung noted that Verizon is in line to offer the G2. Engadget reminds us that recently leaked FCC details also suggest that AT&T and T-Mobile will offer the … Read more
The new Nexus 7 may offer a sneak preview of the Retina display on a rumored update to the iPad Mini.
Google's 7-inch tablet's 1,920x1,200 display is not unlike what is expected to appear on the iPad Mini Retina, Richard Shim, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch told CNET.
In short, the Nexus 7 boasts a pixel density of 323 pixels per inch -- one the highest yet for a tablet. That's almost exactly the same density of the 2,048x1,536 display expected to appear on the 7.9-inch iPad Mini Retina.
And Shim says … Read more
Rumorland never fails to entertain.
This week, LG filed for a million trademarks, including ones for GPad, G Watch, and G Band. One could guess that it's for a tablet, smartwatch, and activity monitor. Of course, why not? Now, trademark filings don't necessarily mean that these products are being worked on, but nobody would surprised if LG were to throw its hat into the smartwatch ring. I mean, everyone else is.
LG Electronics announced Wednesday that it shipped 12.1 million smartphones during its second quarter, a record for the electronics maker.
The electronics maker recorded 15.23 trillion Korean won ($13.6 billion) in revenue for the three-month period ended June 30, a 10.1 percent increase over the same period last year, on strong sales in most of LG's business units. The company's $426.9 million operating profit was up 40 percent year over year, while its $139 million net profit was up slightly compared with the second quarter of 2012. Both increased from the previous quarter. … Read more
LG Electronics has filed for a series of trademarks that may point to a tablet, smartwatch, and other devices up its sleeve.
The letter G is used by LG to brand its premium lineup of smartphones. Among the trademarked items, GPad likely refers to a tablet, while the G Watch would be a smartwatch. G Glass could be LG's own version of high-tech specs, a … Read more
More information about LG's New York press event has finally been revealed via the latest round of invitations, which were sent out today.
Though the event -- in which LG is expected to reveal its latest G2 handset -- has been known about for a while, these invites follow LG's new promotional campaign, which launched earlier today.
The event will take place on August 7 at Lincoln Center in New York, at 11 a.m. PT. Be sure to check back with CNET, as we will be there to cover the conference.
The G2 is expected to have … Read more
LG today released yet another new video that teases its upcoming G2 smartphone.
The short clip, which LG's official Mobile HQ posted to YouTube, gets all touchy-feely while spilling a lifetime of facts, like how many cells you're made of and how many friends you'll make. What's more, it starts by flashing the word "human" several times and ends with the refrain: "Everything about you inspires me. It means you are perfect."
A bit sappy, yes, but there's a good reason. Indeed, the tagline for the forthcoming G2 should be "… Read more