Starting from the brick-style cell phone of the late Eighties, the design of the mobile has progressed towards being smaller and more feature-rich. We saw the introduction of flip-phones, slider phones, and smaller candybar style devices.
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That is, until the smartphone burst onto the scene like a crazy man in a theater, which switched and reversed the trend rapidly: faster processors, larger batteries, more storage and high-res displays have changed the way we use our phones. This allows for easier internet browsing, e-mail, video calls, and HD music and videos. While ultra-thin has become the new craze, we’ve seen [...]
Whether you love them or hate them, 5-inch devices fill that nice gap right between phones and tablets. Some users may complain that 5-inches is way too big for their hands, while others may find them just perfect.
One thing is sure, however — 5 inches definitely does not make a compact phone and it may be a little ridiculous to carry such-sized phone around in your pocket, much less to answer publicly whenever you get a call. But, if you’re someone who wants the functionality of a tablet in the comparatively smaller size of a phone, these devices may be after your heart.
After the debut of the Samsung Galaxy Note, at one point dubbed a [...]
Just about a month since we’ve first heard about the Optimus Vu, LG’s 5-inch phone/tablet hybrid, the device has become available in its native South Korea. With all the vaporware floating around in the Android ecosystem, it’s good to see that, occasionally, a company delivers on its promises in a timely manner.
The Optimus Vu, LG’s response to Samsung’s 5.3-inch Galaxy Note, has a slightly smaller screen that the Note, but comes in a 4:3 aspect ratio that raised many eyebrows upon its debut. Nevertheless, if you can get over the weird form factor, you’ll find that the Vu packs some decent specifications, which let it compete easily with the Note, and many other [...]
As all eyes turn to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, it appears that LG is trying to jump the gun a bit, by showing off its latest Android 4.0 wares, to blog Telefonino.net. As you will see below, these videos show the LG Optimus 4X HD (pretty good name), the LG Optimus Vu, and LG’s latest 3D device, the Optimus 3D Max.
LG is doing their absolute best to make this year’s Mobile World Congress a true success. They’ve received a lot of flack in the blogosphere for a number of reasons, and have never really enjoyed the same success as HTC, Samsung, or other leading manufacturers.
Oh competition, where would we be without you. As you will see [...]
Let the new device rumors for Mobile World Congress begin, here we’ve got a new beast (well semi-beast) of a device from LG. I know many of you have bad feelings towards LG’s devices, but their last few on Verizon were pretty good. But anyways, this one features a 5-inch display at 4:3 ratio, yeah we aren’t to fond of that either. It runs on a 1.5GHz Dual-core processor, with 1GB of RAM, a NFC chip, 8GB of internal memory, 8MP camera, and runs Android 2.3? Come on LG, when are we going to start seeing devices launch with Android 4.0?
Ok LG, so far it looks like you’ve done a bad job at trying to create your own Phablet. But before we say we totally [...]