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  • LG introduces beautiful new Optimus L3, L5 and L7 smartphones

    LG today, announced its new L series of smartphones. The preliminary announcement comes one week ahead of MWC 2012 and introduces us to three new models, the LG Optimus L3, L5 and L7. On the low-end of the spectrum, the L3 has a 3.2-inch display and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The L5 sits in the middle with a 4-inch display, 1500 mAh battery and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Rounding off the triumvirate, the L7 is a high-end offering with a 4.3-inch display and also runs ICS. Both the L5 and L7 have leatherette back panels with metal highlights. In...

  • LG Optimus LTE Tag: Control your phone settings with NFC stickers

    There’s something refreshing going on over at LG. First the crazy looking Optimus Vu and now the innovative Optimus LTE Tag, announced yesterday, with its NFC stickers. Similar to Sony’s Smart Tags, LG’s Tag+ system uses NFC tags/stickers to change your phone’s settings. For example, place a pre-defined NFC tag on your car’s dashboard and swipe it to launch your phone’s GPS and Bluetooth app. When you get to the office, swipe another tag to mute your phone and turn on Wi-Fi. To the delight of your 3 year old, the LTE Tag comes with sheets of both pre-defined and...

  • Meanwhile, in Korea… LG Optimus Vu with 5-inch, 4:3 display

    With everyone running Android on 16:9 aspect ratio hardware these days, it’s really hard for consumer electronics companies to create devices that grab our attention. LG’s upcoming 5-inch 4:3 display Optimus Vu has my attention. The Vu is different, yes, but I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not. The device is yet to launch, but already people’s initial reactions seem to be mixed. Is it a big phone or a small tablet? LG’s thinking here is logical. The iPad is the world’s most popular tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio display. The 5.3-inch 16:9 display Samsung Galaxy...

  • LG throws ultrathin Xnote Z330 hat into ultrabook ring

    Ultrabooks are hot, hot, hot right now. Netbooks are in serious decline, and some manufacturers are getting out. No, it’s ultrabooks all the way, a category created by Apple with the Macbook Air. Now it’s all super-skinny bodies with 13” displays, solid state drives and full-blooded guts. The LG Xnote Z330 is the first from the Korean manufacturer, and currently the sveltest at 1.2kg and 14mm thick, in a minimalist Air-style case. The small one feature is the “Shuriken” display tech from LG, which takes a big shave off the bezel width, allowing the 1366x768 13.3” display to fit in...

  • LG’s Ice Cream Sandwich first loves

    LG announced via its Facebook page that the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) version of Android will be first released on four of its most recent high-end smartphones: the Optimus 2X, the Optimus Black, the Optimus 3D and the Optimus LTE. According to LG, more of its smartphones may see ICS after review to ensure that "it is compatible with the functionality, features and performance of other LG smartphones to make the ICS...

  • Review: LG Flatron IPS 236V

    Sleek, black curved edges melding into a clear Perspex strip designed to house a single light. A bespoke amber arm, sitting off-centre, joins the ensemble to a raised circular base. No, it’s not some concept piece from a high-profile design house. It’s the LG Flatron IPS 236V. So, you may be thinking, it looks pretty but how does it work as a monitor? The short, simple answer: Brilliantly. The longer, slightly more complicated answer: Brilliantly, but with limitations. Although LG has other products which are LCD/LED hybrids, this one is riding the LED train all the way. In fact, the Korean...

  • LG’s Optimus prime-time smartphone

    Review: LG P970 Optimus Black. It’s big and it’s black. And really skinny. The obvious conclusion is that LG is going head to head with iPhone with the P970 Optimus Black by eschewing any exterior adornment. LG also clearly decided that it was going to go with one big stick: size counts. The display is BIG and BRIGHT. Instead of the iPhone’s relatively cramped 3.5", you get a giant 4" slab of pixelly action. But LG was also building to a lower price-point, so you get 480x800 pixels but only 233 pixels per inch. The iPhone’s 960x640 gives you 326ppi....

  • Put a moviehouse in your pocket

    Review: The good news is that this little LG HS200G micro-projector will last you 20 years if you use it for four hours per day. The bad news is – well, there’s no real bad news, it's great. Just some reality checking to avoid disappointment. It’s not going to blow you away with awesome image quality and brightness. It is going to impress you with its entirely decent image quality and brightness, considering you’ll almost certainly never have to replace the lamp (which cost muchos dineros). The little LG HS200G is a handy little guy – you can slip it in...