LG is taking on Apple’s iPhone 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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We 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.
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LG has launched their GM730, the first smartphone that offers Windows Mobile 6.1. Add to that their 3D S-Class User Interface with a cube layout. A single finger flip rotates each of the 5 faces and thereby eliminates most nested menus. Other features include a 5 megapixel cam, MP3 player and several games. The LG-GM730 makes its debut this July first in Asia, moving globally after that.
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Interested in entering? It’s easy - check out the contest rules, and submit your entry (you can enter as many times as you like.) The giveaway ends on May 8th at 11:59 PM EDT. Good luck!
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So, remember that LG Scarlet Series HDTV that we gave you a look at the other day? Well, now we are giving it away to one of you, in conjunction with ExpoTV! That’s right, you have a shot at walking away with this 52-inch beauty. Want in? Here’s how it works:
- Head on over to the contest page on ExpoTV
- Hit the sign up button at the bottom of that page
- Submit a video review of any electronic device you have access to. For each review, you get one entry into the contest. For every LG product that you review, you get five entries. There is no limit to the number of devices you can review. Heck, if you want to, submit 10 a day.
- Anytime someone on ExpoTV marks your review as “Helpful”, you earn an extra entry.
The giveaway starts now, and ends on May 8 at 11:59 PM EDT. We will announce a winner, drawn at random, by May 15th. As always, there are a couple of things we can’t get around, mostly due to the law. As such, this giveaway is open to legal US residents only, age 18 or over.
With all that out of the way, it’s time for you guys to start getting your entries in. Go ahead and review anything you can get your hands on. Seriously, fire up your webcam or digital camera and record a review of your cell phone, your game console(s), television, computer, etc. The more you participate and submit, the greater chance you have
of walking away with these 52 inches of LG goodness.
We will be highlighting entries that stand out to us over on the Gear Live Twitter account, so be sure to follow us there for all the updates. Good luck!
The LG Scarlet Series HDTV aims to add a touch of flair and style to your environment, all while bringing you that 120Hz, 1080p goodness. The front is finished in a glossy piano black, the LCD panel has a 15,000:1 contrast ratio, and is ISFccc capable. The speakers are hidden in the bezel, which is a nice touch, and it’s got 4 HDMI 1.3 inputs, along with component, composite, and USB.
We give you a rundown of this 52-inch television set in this episode, and also give you a few details on our upcoming giveaway, where one of our viewers will walk away with this very item.
LG’s new W53 Monitors certainly have earned the distinction of being named SMART. Each features Auto Brightness which automatically optimizes that and other picture settings, Cinema Mode, which blacks out everything except the video clip, and even a timer that reminds the user to take a break. A proximity sensor knows when a hand is near and activates lights to make it easier to find the buttons and turns them off when it is gone. The displays will be available from 18.5 to 27-inches, with those larger than 21.5 in HD. Look for them to come out this month.
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We are back with another list of the latest Newegg deals, and this time the list is heavily skewed towards digital cameras and photo frames. If you are in the market for one of those, be sure to check out the list below:
- LG 42” 1080p 120hz LCD HDTV Super Slim 1.8” - 42LGX - $1119.99 - Expires 3/10
- Magellan Maestro 4220 4.3” GPS Navigation - $159.99 - Expires 3/13
- AOC Envision 22” 16:10 5ms 720p LCD HDTV - $199.99 (Promo code “TV3330”) Expires 3/31
- Toshiba Satellite L305-S5933 notebook - $449.99 - Expires 3/9
- Sony VAIO AW Series VGN-AW290JAH notebook - $1499.99 - Expires 3/9
- 16GB black Creative ZEN - $159.99
LG’s Versa will be available on Verizon Wireless as of March 1. It features an animated 3-inch touchscreen interface, an HTML browser with Flash and RSS feed support, a built-in accelerometer and the ability to keep open 3 windows at once. Best of all, the phone features a removable QWERTY keyboard. The Versa comes with V CAST Music with Rhapsody and V CAST Video and a USB cable to download content. You can pick one up for $199.99 after a $50.00 rebate and 2-year agreement.
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LG displayed an eco-friendly cell phone at the 2009 Mobile World Congress this week with a solar panel that had been built in to the back cover. Only needing natural light, if given 10 minutes of direct sunlight, the user can make a 3 minute call. The best part of the gadget is that it can be put on any LG phone. The company also has redesigned their packaging with recycled paper for the box and printed material.
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