I know there are a lot of manufactures out there that want in on the Android movement. I get it. Just because you make products that have electronic parts to them, doesn’t really mean you should try to make a cell phone. Panasonic is stepping up to bat. For their sake I hope its out of the park, but from what we have seen before this could be a flop. They are looking to have a device available in Japan in 2011. Now the problem is that frequently we see these manufactures who have little to no experience with cell phones forget the basics. Look at Apple, picture messaging, Bluetooth issues, and now signal problems? Remember people that the whole initial point to a cell phone is to make calls and have reception wherever we go. How about LG? Make a fantastic TV, cell phone just not reliable (LG Vu case in point). Its not that I have no confidence in them its just that I personally like buying from companies who are cell phone in the roots. And yes, I know, they are not that many of them out there anymore. This may just be the Fail of the Week, I guess we will just have to wait and see.
The LG Vortex is being made available to Verizon Wireless customers November 18th. It will be priced competitively with a 2-year contract and after rebate for $79.99. Sporting Froyo (Android 2.2) the device will be competitive for first timers to Android try out and test the green waters. Nice features like Swype, 3.2 megapixel camera with a flash, and 3.2 inch touchscreen display. So long as everything runs smoothly on it, this could be a great entry level device from LG.
LG has leaked out a few new details regarding their upcoming Optimus Pad. This 8.9-inch Android tablet was originally set up to run with Android 2.2 (Froyo), only now LG changed their plans and are ensuring that the Optimus will sport Honeycomb along with a thumping dual-core Tegra 2 chip. They sure make it sound tasty, but we’d feel better seeing something more official. The good news is that LG is making sure both European and North American markets will be accommodated for the Optimus Pad’s launch scheduled for Q1 of 2011.
NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor has made its way into around 50 smartphones and tablets, which when combined, volumes of these units reach to about a million. With that said, the next in line to pack the punch of the Tegra 2 is the ASUS Eee Pad (EP101TC). This 10-incher is said to cost under $399 and should be available around March of 2011. More details regarding the Eee Pad are to come in the following weeks. While we’re on the topic of this NVIDIA processor, we’re expected to see a flux of new tablets and smartphones with this beast inside from top manufacturers such as Samsung, Dell, Motorola, LG, ASUS, MSI, and Toshiba. Looks like we’ve got a lot of looking forward to be doing!
T-Mobile has decided to rock the smartphone market by premiering their new device the LG Optimus T for only $29.99 after rebate. You can pick up this guy November 3rd when you sign a new contract. It is definitely a good deal considering the device has Froyo (Android 2.2), 3.2 inch display, and the best thing…Swype! So if you were waiting to get an Android but don’t want to dole out the high cash nor do you want a free referb out of date pos (piece of [crap]), your device has arrived.
Verizon Wireless will be launching two more devices running Android come October 29th. There will be the Samsung Continuum which is part of the Galaxy line, and the LG Vortex. Both devices show promise and are fully touch screen. We are unsure what version of Android or for what price these two devices will be at. Once we hear more in depth on them, we will keep you posted.
LG has come out with their second Android device and have named it the Optimus T. The phone will run on Android 2.2 and a 3 megapixel camera. It is going to have a 3.2 inch touchscreen, Swype, and best of all WiFi hotspot capabilities! T-Mobile has picked up the device but no word yet on pricing or release date.
You may have seem a photo before or even heard that these were coming, but the official announcement has been made that LG will be coming out with the Optimus One and Optimus Chic. Both will have 3.2″ touchscreens and be running on Froyo with 600 MHz processors. The photo above is of the Optimus One which will have a 3.2 megapixel camera and will be marketed towards first time users. The Optimus Chic will sport a 5 megapixel camera and will be available in both black and white as seen below. Keep and eye out for them sometime this fall.