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LG Optimus Vu for Verizon Pictured in the Wild

Oh, Verizon. Is the LG Optimus Vu really the answer? Apparently so, as the phone with their branding all over it has been pictured in the wild. It doesn’t appear to have changed in the slightest since we took a look at it during CTIA. The device still rocks a 5″ display with 4:3 ratio, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 S3 processor, 4G LTE, 2080mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, and is only 8.5mm thick. When we first got our hands on it, it was still running Gingerbread, however, the device pictured above is running Ice Cream Sandwich and will likely ship with it.

So when can we see this disaster of a phone? It certainly seems like it should be soon. After all, we saw the Vu cruise through the FCC back at the end of June. We have no idea what this will retail for, but doubt that it will be cheap. Is this Verizon’s big ass phone option instead of the Galaxy Note? Unfortunately, it may be.


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Via:  Android Police

  • droidman101

    The only thing I would buy this for is a coaster so that my table doesn’t get marks on it.

  • Zacharypt

    Serious question: If people here love to hate on Verizon so much, why do you keep it as your carrier? Why not go to Sprint, T-Mo, AT&T, etc?

  • TheWatcher

    hey trolls the 4:3 aspect ratio is because it is being targeted as a tablet first with a phone. Nobody complains about the 4:3 aspect ratio in the ipad…”oh well that’s apple so its ok” You people crack me up, a real bunch of KnowItAlls!

    • droidman101

      The iPad also has the biggest goddamn bezel the world has ever seen so it doesn’t really matter.

  • was this done on purpose to try to sour people to the idea of Phablets? The galaxy note is a beautiful perfect phone and verizon and samsung have their heads up their asses. People want the note, not this piece of crap. This has to be on purpose. they will release this piece of garbage and when no one buys it they will say, “SEE!!! nobody wants to buy phablets! we were right in not carrying the galaxy note/journal”

  • ChrisTraeger1

    LG lol

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  • Irish Cream

    LG Optimus VU: The Laserdisc of Smartphones

  • Lambo_21

    that is one ugly ass phone

  • And coming around the second corner now, it’s the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy S III! They’re neck and neck! Oh, and what’s this? Here comes THE UGLIEST PHONE YOU’VE EVER SEEN!

  • yarrellray

    This is great for Verizon…Lg sucks MAJOR EGGS…At least TMOBILE was smart enough to get the GALAXY NOTE with ICS something that looks legitimate not that clumbsy junk Lg is trying to peddle off to Verizon customers. I tell Verizon is becoming more nad more the BIGGEST JOKE in carrier land.

  • JazzoRenee

    That thing is ginormous! I mean the Note freaked me out this just…..You might as well get the tab or pad.

    Or wait for the Note 2.

  • HueThree

    There is no digitizer in the screen which doesn’t allow you to use a precise stylist like the Note does. Instead it is like using the stylist in the 99¢ bin from staples. I hope the 2 people that buy this phone know that.