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2009 Holiday Gift Guide: LG 47LH50

LG 47LH50

We wanted to find a nice mid-range HDTV we could recommend this year, and we think the LG 47LH50 is it.This is LG’s 47-inch, widget-powered television, and it brings the heat with a 1080p display, and 5.1 surround sound output. Why would you want to output sound from the display? Well, thanks to the Yahoo! widget support, you get things like Netflix, YouTube, and a bunch of other embedded media playback services, including the Vudu streaming movie service. Just connect the LG 47LH50 to your home network, and the content is right at your fingertips. The part, though, is the price. These typically sell for about $1500, but Amazon is selling it for $1,139.

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LG HB954SP HTIB Blu-ray system features iPod and iPhone dock

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Home Entertainment

LG HB954SP HTIB Blu-ray system features iPod and iPhone dock

is set to make you consider a HTIB set with their HB954SP, a 5.1 channel surround sound system with five speakers and a subwoofer, all pushing 1,000 total watts of power.  It also includes a BD-Live-enabled player that has an iDock - basically an iPod dock that you can use to charge an iPod or iPhone. 

Expect to see the HB954SP HTIB launch sometime in November. No mention of price, but we are thinking it won’t be cheap.

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LG announces solar cell e-book

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Displays, Handhelds

LG solar cell e-bookLooks like e-readers are a hot item, as is the latest company to jump on the bandwagon.  Their devicee has a 10x10 centimeter solar cell that is designed to work in conjunction with the 6-inch TFT LCD.  This allows the reader to get a whole extra day of reading with just four to five hours worth of pure sunlight. 

Pricing and availability have not been announced as yet, but we’ll keep you updated.

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Sprint LG Lotus 2 rocks outer touchscreen

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Rumors

LG Lotus 2We never expected to see a basic phone like the Lotus get a sequel, but that’s apparently what’s happening, and the Lotus 2 seems to be upon us. The phone should be launching sometime in January, and will have the same QWERTY keyboard as featured on the original. As for differences, the Lotus 2 will replace the outer info screen with a touchscreen display, although, how useful a display that small will be with the added touch controls is questionable. In addition, the Lotus 2 will support 32GB microSD cards, up from 12GB on the original.

Read More | MobileCrunch

LG to introduce first Google Android handset with GW620

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds

LG Android GW620

has announced that their GW620 phone will be their first smartphone powered by Google .  As you can see the picture, the GW620 is a smartphone with a slide-out keyboard as well as a 3-inch touchscreen keyboard. The LG GW620 will also have a social networking flair, which obviously means that sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and the like, will all be fully represented. By the way, LG is planning on unveiling three new Windows Mobile smartphones in the next few weeks.

Read More | CNET

LG working on 15-inch OLED HDTV

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Displays, HDTV

LG to sell 15-inch OLED HDTV

I first saw Sony’s 11-inch OLED XEL-1 at almost two years ago.  I couldn’t see myself paying so much ($2500) for such a tiny screen, even though it had, at the time, the best picture that I had ever seen for something only millimeters thin. 

It would appear that is readying their own HDTV, this one being a 15-incher.  It will only be on sale in Korea, sometime in November.  As of now, there are no pricing details, so just take solace in the fact that it’ll fall into the OMGExpensive category.

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LG BL40 Chocolate Touch video hands-on

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Videos

Video has appeared of the BL40, aka the new touchscreen LG Chocolate Touch mobile phone. If a picture says a thousand words, then this is a whole mouthful of Chocolate love.  Enjoy it, and drool over it’s 4-inch, 21:9 display until its release, which hopefully happens on August 23rd.

LG Whistle LV7500 phone lets you get creative

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Cell Phones, Design

LG Whistle Phone

Every once a while, you’ll encounter a great device, but it won’t be available anywhere where you live.  Case in point: the Whistle phone from , which is releasing in the South Korean market. 

I’m not certain why it is called the Whistle, as it emits no piercing sound other than its ringtone. Clearly, its biggest selling point is the 115 LED lights on the front panel, which will allow the user some pretty creative options that you see in the photo. The phone measure in at 102.8x51.5x14.9, packs in an internal 2.4-inch QVGA display, and the LED panel on the outside is 5x23.

Other features include automatic international roaming service in 18 countries and a car diary function, all for a price of $322.

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LG Wants Number 2 Phone Manufacturer Spot, Working On Premium Line

LG Prada is taking on Apple’s with a new designer phone as part of their Black Label series in Q4, probably in time for the holidays. CEO Ahn Seung-kwon told Korea’s Yonhap News Agency that the company wants to be in 2nd place in the market by 2012. He also mentioned that their Prada phone line is so successful they are working on another and that they will have their own “extreme premium brand” like the Nokia Vertu.

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Europe Chooses micro-USB Phone Charger Standard

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Peripherals

Cell Phone chargersWe wish that other places were as up to date technologically as Europe. Sony Ericsson, Nokia, RIM, Apple and other companies have joined with the European Union to standardize a universal USB cell phone charger next year. Not only will it be easier to only have one charger, it will be good for the environment. Phones built with the new standard in mind should start hitting European shelves next year.

Read More | Yahoo!