So, about that LG Optimus EX
we saw last week — it’s now gone official in South Korea and it’s looking slightly more alluring. Announced yesterday, this Gingerbread-coated handset is the first to ship with NVIDIA’s revamped 1.2GHz Tegra 2
processor, which means it’ll support 1080p video, much like the Galaxy S II
. It also boasts a four-inch LCD with 480
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A big week, a very big week for sure. Look at all of those phones, look at all of those news items. We’ve brought along our good-natured, well-rounded, and slightly-pottymouth’d associate Mr. Christopher Trout to help us make sense of it all with an edgy feel. It’s a good one, if we do say so ourselves. Sit back, crack open a vintage flip phone, and enjoy the show.
Host: Myriam Joire (tnkgrl), Brad Molen
Guest: Christopher Trout
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: Daestro – Light Powered (Ghostly International)
00:02:15 – Introducing Engadget Distro!
00:04:10 – HP’s unreleased white TouchPad and Pre 3 for AT&T (hands-on video)
00:15:00 – Review score review
00:20:14 – HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio, we go ears-on (video)
00:26:30 – HTC Rhyme with Sense 3.5 hands-on (video)
00:28:58 – 4G variant of HTC’s Radar spotted in the wild, flying a magenta flag
00:30:52 – HTC Raider 4G arrives bearing South Korean LTE, looks a lot like the Holiday
00:32:45 – Sprint reportedly capping its mobile hotspot plans October 2nd
00:35:23 – Sprint to launch Direct Connect October 2nd, confirms mobile hotspot capping
00:35:52 – Sprint’s Motorola Admiral quietly displayed on YouTube as America watches dancing cats
00:35:55 – Kyocera Duramax is in the batter’s box, launching with Sprint Direct Connect October 2nd
00:41:19 – AT&T flips 4G LTE live, nearly 97 percent of America wonders where the party is
00:43:47 – Samsung Galaxy S II makes its AT&T debut October 2nd for $199 on contract
00:46:13 – Game on: Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 4G ready at AT&T for $50
00:46:28 – Motorola Atrix 2 peeks out (again) from the wild, destined for AT&T’s faux-G?
00:49:25 – Pantech Breakout now available to bring LTE to the light-walleted
00:51:36 – Samsung Nexus S 4G updated to Android 2.3.7, brings Google Wallet support
01:01:45 – ‘Personalized Wireless’ launching September 26th (update: it’s Cellular South, and it’ll be regional)
01:03:47 – Verizon starts ‘optimizing’ (read: throttling) network for the most data hungry users
01:11:36 – T-Mobile CMO: no iPhone 5 on our network this year
01:14:08 – LG LU6200 spotted in the wild, with 720p HD display taking center stage
01:14:55 – Samsung SHV-E120L comes out of the development dark, is the Xtina to LG’s Britney
01:16:09 – LG unveils Optimus Q2 QWERTY slider, slated for Korean launch next week
01:17:05 – 4G Samsung Galaxy S II X coming to Telus, still as Herculean as ever
01:24:00 – Listener questions
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Engadget Mobile Podcast 105 – 09.25.2011 originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 25 Sep 2011 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
LG’s fleet of Optimus handsets got slightly larger yesterday, with the announcement of the Optimus Q2 — a follow-up to that LU2300 QWERTY slider we saw last year. Powered by a 1.2GHz Tegra 2 processor, this forthcoming device runs on Android 2.3, boasts a spacious, four-inch, IPS-based LCD with 700 nits of brightness and features a five-megapixel rear camera, along with a VGA front-facing shooter. The Korean manufacturer added that the Q2 will be about a tenth of an inch thinner and 0.35 ounces lighter than its 3.5-inch predecessor, and that it will ship with a wider keyboard. LG is expected to launch the handset in South Korea next week, though pricing and plans for a wider release remain a mystery. Head past the break for the full, translated PR.
Continue reading LG unveils Optimus Q2 QWERTY slider, slated for Korean launch next week
LG unveils Optimus Q2 QWERTY slider, slated for Korean launch next week originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 19 Sep 2011 03:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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T-Mobile’s myTouch smartphones have — until now — been an exclusively HTC affair, but both of the phones captured here appear to be LG-made. Phandroid is reporting that a video posted briefly on T-Mo’s official YouTube channel labelled this duo as the myTouch and myTouch Q by LG. We got wind of two new LG handsets headed to T-Mobile back in May, called the Maxx and Maxx Q, but there’s no clear indication just yet that these are one and the same. The videos soon vanished from view, but the screen grab — with a heavy sprinkling of render magic — shows two phones that share a few similarities with the Optimus Sol, like a substantial chunk of bezel between the screen and the threesome of Android buttons. We’re hoping both will share that eye-blistering AMOLED screen found on the Sol, but we’re still waiting on more details to clarify exactly what LG’s got cooking.
LG myTouch phones make brief YouTube appearance? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 18 Sep 2011 13:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Sprint shone some light on the latest mystery handset
from LG earlier today
— and what a bright light it is indeed. The Marquee’s four-inch NOVA display is one of the brightest on the market — it’s a sort “we can’t technically say it’s the
brightest, but it’s certainly up there” situation. Screen aside, this is a slick and skinny Gingerbread handset. It’s got a large display, but it feels nice in the hand. There’s a 1GHz processor inside, so it’s certainly not the most powerful phone we seen, but it felt quite zippy during our time with it. The carrier will be offering the phone up for pre-sale on September 20th — those who get in early will start receiving their phones on September 29th. Everyone else will have to wait for October 2nd. The handset will run $100 with a two-year contract. Check out a hands-on video after the jump.
Continue reading LG Marquee for Sprint hands-on (video)
LG Marquee for Sprint hands-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Sep 2011 21:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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It looks like the LG Marquee’s gearing up for its coming out party. We first caught wind of the Optimus Black clone when it surfaced in blurrycam form at a Radio Shack briefing, running what appeared to be vanilla Android, and branded for the Now Network. Well, thanks to a leaked press shot over on PocketNow, we can clearly see that the device is, indeed, sporting a lightly-skinned version of the pure Gingerbread experience, with Sprint ID replacing the browser in the phone’s launcher. Cosmetically, you’ll also notice the new grey-colored chassis has a striped band sweeping down the battery cover, although the camera placement remains similar to its European cousin. Aside from that, the only other notable difference is in the design and arrangement of the capacitive buttons. The specs seem to fall line with its elder LG stablemate, as the handset packs a single-core 1GHz processor, 2 megapixel front-facing / 5 megapixel rear cameras and 4-inch NOVA display. The only question that remains is whether you’re willing to forgo impending beastliness for elegance this October when it’s rumored to launch.
Update: Sprint’s made it official. The LG Marquee’ll be available for pre-order online on September 20th, and will go on sale October 2nd for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year contract.
Continue reading LG Marquee steps out in leaked press shot, coming this October? (updated: it’s official)
LG Marquee steps out in leaked press shot, coming this October? (updated: it’s official) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:51:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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