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LG Revolution Pops Up at FCC, Can it Beat the Thunderbolt to Stores?

The LG Revolution (LG-VS910) popped up over at the FCC and the rumors are ready to start flying on when we might see this 4G LTE device from Verizon.  With so many Thunderbolt “delays,” we’re wondering if the Revolution and Samsung’s 4G device might end up hitting stores first?  We generally assume that if a device passes through the FCC, that it will be out soon, but that could mean 2 or 3 months from now.

Want a recap of this phone? (Our hands-on)  Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz single-core processor, 4.3″ screen (not Super AMOLED Plus or Super LCD), HDMI-out, 16GB internal storage, Android 2.2 (mostly stock), and front/back cameras.  Not overwhelmingly impressive, right?  We really wished they had snuck in a dual-core processor into this phone at the last minute, but that is pretty unlikely.  The good news is that it could be the first Android phone with Netflix support!  

Via:  Wireless Goodness, FCC

  • kirk

     hmm should i get a good android device or get an LG that plays Netflix…  

  • Anonymous

    Lack of dual core kills it for me.

  • http://twitter.com/dfitz52 Dan Fitzgerald

    and I know it’s an LG…just not much product differentiation

  • http://twitter.com/dfitz52 Dan Fitzgerald

    If the thunderbolt ever comes out, what is the point of this one? I see this as a tbolt minus the kickstand

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    this phone is the hidden talent of the 4 4g phones verizon is gonna release.. think about it.. everytime they announce something they always use this phone. example netflix… example when vzn did the 1st lte call, they used this phone, they also said this would probably be the 1st phone to get that feature as well.. and all of the new lg phones has been kicking the other dual core phones but in preformance and quadrant scores.. if htc dont release the thunderbolt soon they are gonna miss out like they did last year with the incredible shortages

  • http://twitter.com/hijackerjack Rohil Thopu

    Its official. VZW’s LTE phones suck..

    Thunderbolt- Single Core Snapdragon… Nuff said

    LG Revolution – Same boring old Snapdragon.

    Bionic……. *yells locked bootloader and runs away*

    • Anonymous

      Single core processors out perform dual core… Nuff said

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Alexander-Thacker/597252629 John Alexander Thacker

      You do realize that the 1GHz MSM8655/8255 second generation Snapdragons in the Thunderbolt and LG Revolution are about 40%-50% faster than the 1GHz QSD8650 first generation Snapdragons from the HTC Evo 4G and Droid Incredible, right? Just look around at the benchmarks for the HTC Inspire, which uses the MSM8255.

      I realize that people don’t like to have to think, so they want to boil things down to simple “single vs. dual core” or clock speed ratings alone.

  • Treknologist

    According to Verizon’s CEO, their plan is to release the TBolt before any other 4G phone. He stated this during an investor meeting that I listened to online. If what he said is true, then this LG phone will not be released before the TBolt. What he said was the TBolt first followed shortly afterward by Samsung, LG, and Motorola 4G phones. They actually expect to increase their smartphone customer base to 50% of subscribers given the speeds of LTE. Time will tell. I wish he had given more specific dates but all he said was “coming soon” – their byline for a while.

  • RaptorOO7

    I think all of the 4G LTE Verizon phones will get approved before we see the 1st one hit the store shelves.

  • Anonymous

    At this point I could really care less about LG.

  • Mr.Joe

    How can one have a delay when there was never a release date announce? So far vzw has said that we’ll get the Thunderbolt before the 2nd half of the year. If there is no TB on July 1st THEN we can start screaming delay MoFo!

  • Mr.Joe

    How can one have a delay when there was never a release date announce? So far vzw has said that we’ll get the Thunderbolt before the 2nd half of the year. If there is no TB on July 1st THEN we can start screaming delay MoFo!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

      It’s only because of all the rumors that were posted online…another good reason WHY YOU SHOULDN’T DO THAT.

      • http://twitter.com/Craigboy Craig Boyte

        That… and the huge multi-million dollar advertising campaign that launched a month ago

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

          Yeah it’s called advertising, happens with a lot of things. The point is you were never promised this device at any particular date, yet “rumors” of different launch dates were posted over and over. If you’re relying on rumored dates rather than factual information than god help you. And like I said it’s only March 9th so there’s plenty of time left to deliver on that initial time frame that Verizon has laid out.

          • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

            We’re able to know a train-wreck when we see one.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

          Yeah it’s called advertising, happens with a lot of things. The point is you were never promised this device at any particular date, yet “rumors” of different launch dates were posted over and over. If you’re relying on rumored dates rather than factual information than god help you. And like I said it’s only March 9th so there’s plenty of time left to deliver on that initial time frame that Verizon has laid out.

    • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

      You and others need to stop making this argument. It’s crystal clear at this point that Verizon dropped the ball. Anyways, in their original LTE handset press release Verizon said that some LTE devices would be released in March 2011. Since they also said that the TB would be the first, if there is no TB on April 1 then they will have failed to live up to their own promises.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

        Dude, it’s only March 9th. So no balls have been dropped.

        • http://twitter.com/thomroethke thomroethke

          Dude, they were running ads on national TV for this thing three weeks ago. Balls were dropped. Big time.

      • Anonymous

        Would you rather them release something that doesn’t work correctly or release something when all of the kinks have been worked out, because it is a New technology. Also i believe they said first half of the year not march

  • Larry

    The Quad Core, GSM-CDMA, 4G, LTE Droid XQ-Extreme will beat the Thunderbolt at this point, and it hasn’t even been developed yet.

  • MK17

    Does anyone else think that the market is a little flooded with these phones that are getting pushed out a little too early? Honestly, every phone is coming out with a little something wrong or a small spec that makes it just a little imperfect or an operating system that is a little behind. On top of that, its coming from 4 different companies and really seems that it could confuse the average consumer. I was looking at the AT&T and Verizon website today and saw plenty of Android phones that I haven’t even heard of before.

    Don’t get me wrong Android is awesome, but it seems to me all this market competition between phone manufacturers pushing out stuff that isn’t ready is actually bad for Android.

  • Brutalsnowman

    I still feel the need to wait for a dual core phone. I really want the Verizon equivalent of the Atrix. The laptop dock might have a few issues now. But first gen stuff often does.

    • John

      bionic. laptop dock is not exclusive to the atrix and will be compatible with many phones going forward

      • Anonymous

        I would rather take the double RAM the Atrix offers over the Bionic. Atrix is supposed to come to Verizon later in the game, so I think I’ll sit out on the Bionic and just wait for summer.

        • Geedee82

          I am really getting tired of seeing people talk about how the Atrix is better than the Bionic cuz it has more ram. The Bionic has a larger screen than the Atrix and its ram is DDR2 – Much Faster! I would much rather have a Bionic than a lame a$$ Atrix with a gay laptop dock.

          • Geedee82

            Not to mention the Atrix has the fugliest blur ever made. The Bionic puts the Atrix to shame, anybody who doesn’t realize that is clueless.

          • http://twitter.com/hijackerjack Rohil Thopu

            You’re an idiot. The Atrix has DDR2 RAM too.

          • Anonymous

            Thank you Rohil. Go ahead and enjoy your “prettier” blurred Bionic Geedee, I still think I’ll be “clueless” and wait.

  • Anonymous

    droid x with a FFC. not that it’s a bad thing.

  • Anonymous

    droid x with a FFC. not that it’s a bad thing.

    • John

      No, faster processor. Droid X has an older snapdragon, which is slower than what’s coming out these days in the likes of the G2, Mytouch4G, Revolution, Tbolt, Inspire, etc.

      • DiggIt

        DroidX does not have a snapdragon. While still at 1Ghz, Motorola put a TI OMAP3 processor in there.

      • DiggIt

        DroidX does not have a snapdragon. While still at 1Ghz, Motorola put a TI OMAP3 processor in there.

  • Anonymous

    I want this to come out just so someone on xda gets us the netflix apk! COME ON!!!!

  • DBEvans

    As others mentions – the back is bland and the excessive branding makes me think a NASCAR tie-in would be the best marketing for this thing.

    Still, excellent internal storage, and HDMI is a plus (for those of us with older hardware at home).

    Really: it comes down to price, phone/call quality, screen quality, camera quality, and if it been cursed with Bing (although rooting will likely solve that last one if it has that issue).

  • Anonymous

    phone needs more branding logos… only 5? common…

    • DanSke

      What is up with the back, that is my question? Like the cover was a last minute idea. Aww, screw it, its around the same grey color, just throw some brushed aluminum on it. Ugly IHMO.

      • The Observer

        Looks like the love child from a one-night stand involving a DX and an Evo.

        • DanSke

          Yeah. I would have aborted that baby. hahaha

    • Anonymous

      and not a single one says “with Google™”

      that has bad news written all over it.

      • http://twitter.com/Craigboy Craig Boyte

        Nothing says I love Android like having Bing stuffed into the phone

  • Anonymous

    Odds of being struck by lightning in a lifetime: 1/6250 (NOAA)
    Odds of me buying an LG phone: 1/10,000
    Odds of me sitting out the first round of 4G phones: 1/2

  • DanSke

    Does a bear sh*t in the woods and wipe his a$$ with a fluffy white rabbit?

  • Anonymous

    Android 2.2? The nexus s was out months ago and still saw gingerbread. PASS.

    • Anonymous

      happened to me a few days ago as well (hace 0 minutos). Funny thing was all the times on the other posts were in english…

    • Anonymous

      happened to me a few days ago as well (hace 0 minutos). Funny thing was all the times on the other posts were in english…

  • Anonymous

    it is absurd that the thunderbolt is not coming out tomorrow.

    • Silksmooth12

      What’s absurd is phones being released with 2.2. Come on people get with the friggin program!

  • Anonymous

    Well HTC certainly has dropped the whole ‘first’ campaign, so very well could be.

    • Jhs Personal

      I too had the VX8000. Great, solid phone. Large flip phone for its time, but had a great internal LCD and a useful external one as well.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000106808261 Keith Sumner

        haha I was using this phone just a year ago before I got my droid! Because my Samsung Glyde and LG Voyager both SUCKED!

        • http://twitter.com/zaiger zaiger

          I had a Voyager before I got my Droid, it was a terrible phone. I had a EnV2 before that, it was a great [hone, it just fell apart long before my contract was due for an upgrade.

        • http://twitter.com/zaiger zaiger

          I had a Voyager before I got my Droid, it was a terrible phone. I had a EnV2 before that, it was a great [hone, it just fell apart long before my contract was due for an upgrade.

        • http://twitter.com/zaiger zaiger

          I had a Voyager before I got my Droid, it was a terrible phone. I had a EnV2 before that, it was a great [hone, it just fell apart long before my contract was due for an upgrade.

        • http://twitter.com/zaiger zaiger

          I had a Voyager before I got my Droid, it was a terrible phone. I had a EnV2 before that, it was a great [hone, it just fell apart long before my contract was due for an upgrade.

        • http://twitter.com/zaiger zaiger

          I had a Voyager before I got my Droid, it was a terrible phone. I had a EnV2 before that, it was a great [hone, it just fell apart long before my contract was due for an upgrade.

        • http://twitter.com/zaiger zaiger

          I had a Voyager before I got my Droid, it was a terrible phone. I had a EnV2 before that, it was a great [hone, it just fell apart long before my contract was due for an upgrade.

  • Networkpimp

    how much RAM in this thing? tbolt has 768mb – which is nice (better than the Bionic) . anyone know?

    • Anonymous

      I think that the TYPE of memory is different here…. DDR in the Thunderbolt vs. DDR2 in the BIONIC. If I’m correct, the 512MB of Bionic’s DDR2 memory will be just as good, if not better, than the Thunderbolt’s 768MB of DDR.

      • Crappyalloy

        AFAIK, the only advantage of the DDR2 will be the lower power draw. There arent any apps (and can android even run RAM in dual channel mode?) that would benefit from the speed increase except maybe* the highest end games, and even that is a stretch. IMHO the amount of RAM in a phone* is still more important then the speed of said RAM (which the converse being more substantial when it comes to computers*)

  • UGA414

    short answer is yes.