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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LG has announced that it will unveil its Arena KM900 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that begins Feb. 11. The phone has a 3-inch WVGA touchscreen with 800x400 resolution and a 5 megapixel camera. The KM900 also has WiFi, A-GPS, and HSDPA 7.2 network support. What is most unique is its 3D touchscreen user interface with four customizable screens. No price or availability date has yet to be announced.
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The Korean company LG will be displaying an even thinner LED-backlit LCD TV at the upcoming CES 2009. It has a thickness of 24.8mm, which is slightly smaller than an inch. The TV has a 2,000,000:1 ratio and the company’s 240Hz TrueMotion Drive technology. It has already won an Innovation Award in the display category. There is no availability date or price revealed but that’s okay, in our cramped quarters, we still want one!
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Netflix has been busy, busy, busy. We already knew that Netflix will be available for Macs by the end of the year and on Xbox Live for Gold members next month, and now they have announced that they are adding TiVo as a partner that already includes LG, Microsoft and Samsung. You will be able to receive movies on your TiVo Series3, TiVo HD or TiVo HD XL. Testing has already begun and the service should be available to all by December.
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LG has unveiled their Scarlet LG80 LCD TV with 3.1 channel virtual surround sound. The speakers slide out of the side automatically when you turn it on. There is also a center channel speaker dedicated to the human vocal range and a woofer on the back. The TV features 1080p HD, a 30,000:1 contrast ratio, and 50W output. There are USB 2.0 and 2 HDMI 1.3 ports. The LG80 will be available this month in Asia and next year in other locations.
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LG’s BD-300 Blu-ray Player is almost here. As we told you back in August, the player up-converts standard DVD to 1080p and allows Netflix subscribers access to over 12,000 titles. You can now pre-order the player from Circuit City for $349.99 and it will begin shipping soon. Amazon offers the BD-300 in price ranges of $379.00 up to $399.95 and says that they are in stock. This is certainly one instance that Amazon is not the bargain site for ordering.
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Canada’s Telus has released the LG KEYBO that comes with a QWERTY for rapid text messages, a 2.0 megapixel cam for images and video, the company’s mobile music with a 1 GB storage card (expandable to 8GB,) and stereo speakers. Obviously trying to appeal to younger consumers, the KEYBO gives email access and will set you back $299.99 with no contract, $249.99 with a 1 year, $99.99 for two, and go for the 3 year and it will only cost you $49.99. As even a bigger incentive, go for the Student 35 plan online before Sept. 30 and receive a $50.00 GAP gift card.
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LG’s latest touchscreen phone, Bikini, features an InteractPad that replaces navigation keys with context-specific virtual keys. The Korean company claims that the keys, being larger and spaced out more, are more flexible than standard ones. The Bikini comes in black or red wine, has a 3mp cam with video, MP3 player, FM radio, and Bluetooth capability. Available in two models, the suggested price should fall between 500,000 (~$482.00) and 600,000 KRW (~$578.00.)
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As most of us know by now, the Iron Man movie with Robert Downey Jr. will be coming out May 2. Here is your chance to win your own 18K gold phone. This version of the LG Shine was on display this week at the CTIA 2008 to help promote the flick. April 15, When the Insidethesuit site launches April 15, you can enter the contest and fill yourself with behind the scene footage if you just can’t wait for the movie to come out. We figure it is worth the entry for no other reason than the resale value of gold these days.
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It seems that everyone is trying to compete with the big Apple. Korean company LG has released its LG-LH2300 Touch Web Phone. It features a 3-inch touchscreen LCD (800 x 480) with a WVGA res. It has a 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus, Internet browsing, a microSD memory card slot, and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity. With its hot key, jog wheel, and T-DMB, multi-media activities will be super-simple. The smartphone will cost ~$650.00 and become available sometime in early April.
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