LG Launches the Optimus 2X and Optimus Black in India

Today, LG announced the launch of the LG Optimus 2X and the LG Optimus Black in India. The LG Optimus 2X is priced at Rs 30,000 while the Optimus Black will be be priced a tad lower at Rs 27,000.

The LG Optimus 2X is the first dual core smartphone which is powered by Android 2.2 Froyo. It will be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread soon, and comes with a 1 GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 512 MB RAM. It has a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display and comes with an 8 MP camera and 8 GB internal storage.

The LG Optimus Black is the first phone with a Nova display which comes with Android 2.2 Froyo as well. It is also supposed to receive an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will come with a 5 MP camera, a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM. It has 2 GB internal storage and a 4 inch Nova display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

Both the Optimus 2X and the Optimus Black will be available soon.

LG Optimus 2X, Optimus Black

“Smart phones have marked the beginning of a new era and undoubtedly 2011 will be the year of smart phones in India. India market is already witnessing a huge demand for these futuristic devices and this demand will tremendously grow in coming years. At LG, we are highly focused on innovation based on thorough consumer research, that helps us prioritize consumer choice as a key strategy for expanding our footprint in the mobile industry. Our endeavours in the Smart phone category is to bring the latest in technology offerings simultaneously with global introduction in order to give our consumers the best.” said Mr. Vishal Chopra, Business Head, Mobile Communication, LG Electronics India Pvt. Ltd.

LG Optimus Big Coming with 4.3 inch Nova Display

LG, one of the second-tier players in the smartphone arena, finally seems to have arrived. It has been making waves lately, thanks to its new Android smartphones and tablets which grabbed a major part of the limelight at CES and MWC 2011, despite the presence of HTC, Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson.

It is finally one of the most popular Android manufacturers with budget phones like the Optimus One. The Optimus 2X and the Optimus 3D were the first dual core and the first 3D phones, and LG was also one of the first to announce a Honeycomb tablet – the LG G-Slate.

Now LG is working on something “big”. After the LG Optimus 3D, LG is planning to launch another Android smartphone with a 4.3 inch display – the LG Optimus Big. It was leaked just today, and comes with a 4.3 inch Nova display. It will be launched in Korea next month, and will have a 1 GHz processor and a T-DMB TV tuner. The Nova display is the brightest display among all mobile phones. We don’t know whether the Optimus Big will be launched worldwide, or the exact hardware specs, but more details should be out soon. It will likely run Android 2.3 Gingerbread with LG’s custom UI.

LG Optimus Big

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LG and Google Working on Nexus Tablet Powered by Honeycomb

Though Google has made Android available to everyone who wishes to implement it (at least the smartphone version), it has always wanted to create its own devices with hardware partners which would allow users to experience Android the way Google intended it.

On the mobile front, Google first launched the Nexus One which though made by HTC, ran the “pure” version of Android. It was one of the best Android phones when it launched, but failed due to lack of carrier support and a high price point. After that, it partnered with Samsung to launch the Nexus S which ran Android 2.3 Gingerbread without any customizations, which was a moderate success.

LG Nexus Tablet

The Motorola Xoom was touted to be a Google experience tablet, but Google didn’t give it the Nexus branding. Now we know why! Today, rumors have started circulating that Google is working on its own Nexus tablet which would be made by LG. It will run the “pure” Android 3.0 Honeycomb without any embellishments (though we are confused because the Motorola Xoom does the same). The rumor comes from a very credible source with a good track record – Mobile Review – so it’s very likely that we will see the Nexus tablet soon.

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T-Mobile G-Slate Hands-on Pictures and Videos

Looks like it is raining 3D mobiles and tablets at the CTIA 2011. After the HTC EVO 3D, one of the other 3D devices launched at CTIA 2011 is the LG G-Slate, which is a 8.9" HD screen tablet with a NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual-Core processor.

T-Mobile LG G-Slate

The LG Slate is 4G ready and will be launched on the T-Mobile network. It is built to view and record 3D videos with the help of two 5MP cameras at the back. It also has a 2MP camera in the front for video chatting. The device will come pre-loaded with 32GB Internal memory and will start at $529.99.

I had a hands-on demo of the device and thought it wasn’t as light as the Galaxy Tab 10.1 device, it did have a good feel to it. The tablet is loaded with the Honeycomb OS and will have access to 150,000 apps in the Market.

Though the LG G-Slate has a feel good factor to it, I didn’t see any good selling points other than watching 3D videos and capturing 3D videos and pictures.

Take a look at some hands-on pictures of the T-Mobile G-Slate and hands-on videos after the jump.

T-Mobile LG G-Slate Hands-on Pictures


T-Mobile LG G-Slate Hands-on Videos

T-Mobile G-Slate Hands-on Video

T-Mobile G-Slate Hands-on 3D Experience Video

T-Mobile G-Slate Hands-on Gaming Experience Video

T-Mobile Announces the LG G2X

LG T-Mobile G2XToday, T-Mobile has announced the LG G2X at CTIA 2011. It is identical to the LG Optimus 2X, but is a T-Mobile branded phone and will come with pure, vanilla Android 2.2 Froyo. It will likely get Android 2.3 Gingerbread soon, mainly because it doesn’t have any custom UI to delay the update. It comes with Swype pre-installed.

It has a 4 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display and a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It will come with a dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor on the Tegra 2 chipset. It will have 512 MB RAM and 8 GB internal storage.

It will also have an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash which is capable of shooting 1080p videos. It also has a secondary 1.3 MP camera for video calling powered by Qik.

The LG G2X will be the first phone to ship with Tegra Zone and supports T-Mobile’s 4G network.

It will come with Need for Speed Shift HD and will be available by spring.

LG Thrill 4G Announced; Sports A Glasses Free 3D Capable Display

LG and AT&T have just announced their latest addition to their line-up of Android handsets the LG Thrill 4G. The handset is basically the AT&T version of the LG Optimus 3D.

The Thrill 4G is powered by a 1GHz dual-core OMAP processor and dual-channel 1GB RAM. The handset features a 4.3-inch glasses free 3D LCD display with WVGA (800×480) resolution. The 3D display can also be toggled to work in 2D only mode.

Preliminary benchmarks suggest that the OMAP processor in the Thrill 4G is powerful than the Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset found in the Motorola ATRIX 4G.


The back of the handset sports dual 5MP camera so that the handset can take 3D pictures and record HD videos in 3D as well. LG will also offer users with 3D content via their own LG 3D Space’ service.

“LG is very excited to offer the LG Thrill 4G to the next generation of thrill seekers. We have taken mobile phone technology to the next level with another first to market feature, this time being 3D capabilities,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile Phones.   “This device elevates everyday tasks and entertainment to a new dimension of smartphone performance, giving LG Thrill 4G an edge over other devices in the emerging superphone category.”

The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, DLNA, microSD card slot, FM radio and HDMI-Out. The handset will launch with Android 2.2 Froyo, but LG has promised to release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the handset soon after.

Sadly, LG and AT&T have not mentioned anything about the availability and the pricing of the Thrill 4G, except for saying that the phone will be available in the coming months.

LG Optimus Me P350 Now Available At Orange UK

LG Optimus Me P350 is an Android powered budget phone. This handset was unveiled, earlier this year in January. Optimus Me runs on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system, and it comes with a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display, 600 MHz processor, 32 GB expandable storage, 3G Connectivity and much more. LG Optimus Me is the cheaper version of the highly popular Optimus One P500 budget phone. This handset is currently up for sale in UK. Optimus Me is available exclusively on the airwaves of Orange UK. Check out the complete specs below.

lg optimus me

LG Optimus Me P350 features a 3.2 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with 320 x 480 pixels resolution, 600 MHz processor, Android 2.2 (FroYo) operating system, GPRS/EDGE, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3 megapixel camera with video recording, audio and video player, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, 512 MB RAM, 140 MB internal storage, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, up to 510 hours of stand-by time, up to 7 hours of talktime and a 1250 mAh battery.

LG Optimus Me is available in 5 different colors – Black, Silver, Blue, Red and Pink. This handset currently runs of the Android 2.2 OS, but it is expected to be updated to Android 2.3 OS later this year. This handset is available for free on contract with any monthly plan starting at £15.32. To purchase this handset, head over to this page.

Best Android Phones of MWC 2011

If there was one theme that dominated the Mobile World Congress this year, it was Android. Android reigned supreme at MWC 2011, with a series of Android powered devices including smartphones and tablets being launched by almost every major player in the industry.

MWC 2011 also saw the unveiling of some of the most highly anticipated Android smartphones of 2011. Many impressive Android phones were showcased there, but these three are definitely the best Android phones which were announced at MWC 2011.

Samsung Galaxy S II

The Samsung Galaxy S was the most popular Android smartphone of 2010. Samsung was expected to launch the successor to the Galaxy S at MWC 2011, and it did.

The Samsung Galaxy S II is twice as better as the Galaxy S and is bigger, faster and slimmer. It comes with a 4.3 inch SuperAMOLED Plus display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, a 1 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM and is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It also offers 32 GB internal storage and comes with 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS. It is also slimmer, at just 8.5 mm and has a powerful 1650 mAh battery. It comes with an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash and is capable of recording 1080p videos.

Samsung Galaxy S 2

LG Optimus 3D

The LG Optimus 3D was the best LG Android smartphone unveiled at MWC 2011. As the name suggests, it comes with a 4.3 inch, 3D capable capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It is the first phone to support a 3D display and comes with a dual core 1 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM with 8 GB internal storage.

It has dual 5 MP cameras which can capture 3D videos at 720p. It can record 1080p HD videos at 1080p. It comes with Android 2.2 Froyo and has 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as GPS support. It comes with a 1500 mAh battery.

LG Optimus 3D

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Besides these two, there was another mind blowing announcement at MWC 2011, but this one was no surprise. It was the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, or the Playstation Phone, details of which had leaked out way before MWC started.

The Xperia Play is modeled after the PSP Go, and comes with a sliding gamepad with gaming controls, and a 4 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.

It comes with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and 512 MB RAM, along with the Adreno 205 GPU. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a custom UI and has a 5 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash.

It is a Playstation Certified smartphone, and will come with a library of more than 50 PSP games, exclusive to the Xperia Play.

Xperia Play

LG Optimus 3D And Optimus Pad Featuring 3D Displays Announced

LG might have had a pretty miserable 2010 but the Korean company is leaving no stone unturned to make sure that 2011 turns out to be a decent year for them. The company announced their line-up of Android handsets and tablets even before the beginning of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in just a few hours.

LG announced the Optimus 3D which sports a dual-core 1 GHz OMPA4   processor and features 3D as well. The 4.3-inch display on the device is capable of displaying 3D content without the need of glasses. The dual-8MP cameras at the back are capable of snapping stereoscopic pics as well as 3D videos in full HD resolution.


Other than the Optimus 3D, LG also announced their Android based tablet the Optimus Pad. The Optimus Pad is the European variant of the T-Mobile branded LG G-Slate. The tablet has an 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1280×768 and can display 3D content as well (with glasses, though). The Pad is also capable of recording 3D videos and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 chipset.

The Optimus 3D and the Optimus Pad both feature a mini-HDMI port, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Accelerometer and other relevant sensors along with a 3.5mm audio jack. LG will announce other relevant details about the Optimus 3D and the Pad when the MWC kicks-off.

HTC HD7, Motorola DEFY, LG Optimus and myTouch 3G Free On T-Mobile

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T-Mobile Free Phones Valentines

T-mobile is offering several smartphones for free through February 14. You can choose between a range of Windows Phone 7 and Android based devices. The slashed price includes mail-in rebates, so you might have to pay some money to get the phone.

You will have to sign up for a 2-year contract with T-mobile to get the phone. So go ahead and get some Windows Phone 7 and Android love for free at http://www.t-mobile.com/.