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LG Optimus Vu Appears to be Headed to Verizon


We know that many of you were hoping for a release of the Samsung Galaxy Note on Verizon, but you may have to settle for LG’s Optimus Vu instead. According to the picture above, which is from an FCC filing for a device under model number LG-VS950, I’d say we could be seeing the Vu any day. We know it’s headed to Verizon because of the 4G LTE logo used, the frequency of LTE that was tested, and also because the model number matches up to previously released LG phones on Big Red. That giant square-ish form factor and speaker location are the giveaway that it’s the Vu.

For those not familiar, the Vu is a phone with a 5″ display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8MP camera, is only 8mm thick, runs Gingerbread, and is capable of running on 4G LTE. We actually got our hands on the device back in May, in case you want to see it in action.

Interested in the Vu?

Via:  FCC | Blog of Mobile

  • fanboy1974

    Man she has a fat ass. The S3 and gingerbread kills it for me as well.

  • darkknezz

    why dont we all wait and see what happens when and if it comes out

  • Gcforreal

    So they pass up the g note and instead we get this weird phone running old software which will never see jelly bean MAYBE ics by 2013.? I hate being on vzw if other carriers had more coverage in my area I’d leave. This phone will be buy one get three free by September nobody is gonna want it.

  • Why on Earth did VZW pick the Vu instead of the Note? 🙁

  • No, why not the Note!? 🙁

  • ragnarok180

    Its not a Galaxy Nexus running Jellybean… Not interested 😛

  • OhAaron

    LG is the scum of the Android universe. By releasing things with old software & not updating their devices, they scare owners off to other ecosystems. It’s sad.

  • Havoc70

    No thanks LG Pu, i will stick with my Nexus and Jelly Bean thanks

  • moelsen8

    this thing looks like a pile of puke next to the note. it’s too square. i guess if you’re into that size in the first place it might not matter much. then again, it’s lg.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Gingerbread? . . . Nah I refuse to believe Verizon would allow this “thing” on their network without ICS…

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  • motta2003

    Any phone coming out now should have ICS at the least…I’ll pass.

  • Amber

    I’d love a larger phone/device like this, but I agree, it’s time to start releasing all phones with at least ICS, releasing this with GB is a bit of a joke.

  • geedee82

    Ha! Gingerbread! What a joke, LG.

    We playin’ chess they playin’ checkers!

    • mustbepbs

      This is hilarious. Bravo.

  • fartbubbler

    “runs on gingerbread”?? Now that I’m on Jelly Bean, GB seems like chiseled stone tablets…

  • Blood

    So does it have to upgrade to ICS and then JB? Or can it defy the rules of android and skip a major update and go into another update?

  • All phones from now on should be released with ICS regardless of whether its a high end phone or not.

    • yeh

      jelly bean*

      • Aardvark99

        Which isn’t officially out yet. OTA for Nexus devices mid-july.

  • [email protected]

    Who cares, VZW will be a ghost town in a couple months

    • Diablo81588

      What makes you think that?

    • Tony Allen

      Yeah.. no.

      Well hell, honestly I wish! My unlimited data would be so much better if nobody was using the network anymore. By all means.. run, run, away.

  • JB Bro

    interested until you said it runs gingerbread

    • feztheforeigner

      And that 4:3 aspect ratio on a 5″ ‘phone’ could be a killer.

      Who said Apple had a good idea when they continued to ignore the standard 16:9? Nobody.

      • Clint O

        Ya…Too square