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Verizon’s Optimus Vu Dubbed LG Intuition, Priced at $199 on Contract

It’s no secret that Verizon has plans to introduce LG’s big ol’ Optimus Vu here in the States. After all, it already cruised through the FCC, showed up in the wild in an entire gallery of pictures, and was outed as arriving this quarter in an LG press release. Today, we received additional info to add to that pile of evidence.

According to our sources, the Optimus Vu will change to the LG Intuition when Verizon announces it in the coming weeks. Once available, you will be able to pick one up for $199 on new 2-year contract or $549 at full retail.

With its 5″ display, this will be the first mega-phone to be released on Verizon, you know, since they skipped out on the Galaxy Note. After this phone, the world is sort of expecting HTC to bring it all home with their own 5″ device, only it will sport a 1080p display, something the Intuition can’t match.

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  • phoneguy716

    Believe it or not, the Intuition is very smooth and very fast. The screen is the brightest I’ve ever seen, and all its functions work perfectly after 3 days of testing. It is also a well put together device, not heavy but far more solid feeling than the Sam Galaxy S3. Only issue so far is battery life, which the insanely bright screen can drain within 6 hours of use. Browser is amazing with the 4:3 aspect ratio, as is ebook reading. It does work, and feels good doing it. All form factors aren’t for everyone, but I like it.

  • ThatsHowISeeIt

    This phone is seriously a piece of garbage. I don;t know why any sane person would but this phone over the new HTC phone coming or or the Samsung S3 or Note 2. The phone was likely designed by a moron because it ships with a stylus but there’s no place in the phone to carry the stylus. Verizon must be high on something to think this awful phone is an alternative to the Note 2.

  • aaron

    its time to let a few guys go at vzw

  • Jeff_McDonald

    Why Verizon keeps pushing out mediocre phones while passing on the Note, HTC One X, etc. is beyond me. Motorola hasn’t made a good phone since the OG Droid and LG’s quality is sub-par. They need to stop with the bloat nobody wants, unlock bootloaders for us rommers out there, and carry top-tier phones like the SGSIII, One X, Note 2, and HTC phablet. We’re all still paying for the same data plans so why would I want a sub-par, underpowered POS phone that can’t perform for the same monthly fee?

  • Young_Techie_Girl

    > With its 5″ display, this will be the first mega-phone to be released on Verizon

    Huh? 2 *TENTHS* of an inch smaller screen (S3) isn’t a mega-phone… but this is????

  • ZongBeee

    Sounds like a very good plan to me dude. Wow.
    IP-Hider.tk

  • ddh819

    sometimes i think the widescreen phones are too tall and skinny, but looking at the Vu, it looks kinda funny

  • Graham Cluck

    Um, yeah, my intuition tells me to stay the hell away from this giant turd

  • Android1997

    I heard verizon only ordered 10 units, and expect to sell 3 of them

    • aaron

      the other 7 are for when the first three fail

  • Fred

    so many idiots

  • Trueblue711

    Oh LG… your Verizon featurephones were cutting-edge back in the day, and now you can’t even produce one good flagship smartphone that’s ahead of the competition. What the hell happened over there?

    • DanaHarding

      Actually, I wish AT&T had this on their list of 4G LTe devices. Call me crazy but I need it for my 1) bad eyesight and 2) graphic arts work. It would be great for doodling ideas right in clients’ offices. the note-taking tool is very cool.

  • verizon guy

    Sept 15th

  • feztheforeigner

    I’ll wait for the Note 2 or the HTC phone. Sorry, better luck next time LG….

  • Knlegend1

    Another DoA device from Verizon.

  • http://twitter.com/MichaelStarr8 Michael Starr

    I bet it runs “Bing”…. #junk.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dana.a.sorensen1 Dana Alan

    After my experience with the LG SPECTRUM on Verizon, I think not. Better things to do with $200.

  • http://twitter.com/dubius David Du Buron

    Wow, calling it the Intuition is a bold move. Any developer knows that making a UI Intuitive is the holy grail of software goals. What is it about this that they think is so good?

    Unless they mean Intuition as in predictive. In which case, yeah everyone claims that, whatever.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sagat.streetfighter.52 Sagat Streetfighter

    That’s messed up, Verizon keeps shoving this crap down the throats of buyers that don’t know any better. I need to tiger upper cut Verizon’s ass.

  • interstellarmind

    What does this mean for the Note 2?

    Is VZW relying on this and the HTC phablet to compete with the Note 2? Or will this, the HTC phablet, and the Note 2 be a part of VZW’s stable of phablets?

    • Knlegend1

      Why even compete. Just release the One you know will sale instead of this crap.

  • theentropic

    I don’t think I would by that for $1, let alone $199.

  • paul_cus

    My intuition tells me to stay away from this phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dannyborst Danny Borst

    What has LG done for you to have to bash them? They make the best screens and there UI is always smooth. I cant wait to try one of these out. Looks like a great device

    • mustbepbs

      More power to you, buddy. Many people find this phone repulsive.

    • fixxmyhead

      people go with the crowd. im a touchwiz lover but dare i say it cuz people will bash on it. seriously i dont find anything ugly about it the way people make it out to be like vomit

      • http://www.facebook.com/dannyborst Danny Borst

        Touchwiz and LG UI are nice. I Had ICS on my spectrum. Super smooth and nice to look at.

      • Dominick_7

        Touchwiz on the Note is pretty nice.

    • chris125

      Ui is smooth? What lg on Verizon was smooth? Maybe the 4x is smooth but all previous lg devices have sucked big time and no support from lg

  • corymcnutt

    I’ll pass and wait for the Note 2 (he says hopefully)!

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      It’s always hopeful thinking with verizon lol

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Oh… the “intuition” huh? . . . LG pussywagon would have done it for me

  • Alexander Garcia

    I still can’t believe that Verizon chose to sell this POS over the Galaxy Note. What the f–k were they thinking!?

    • Hunter

      I’m not sure they often think at Verizon.

    • Trueblue711

      It was probably Verizon’s revenge from Samsung not letting them plaster the VZ logo all over the GS III.

    • chris125

      Prob same thing they were thinking with the share everything plans

    • michael arazan

      I’m starting to think that verizon is bribed to pass over phones from companies with these exclusivity contracts. I’ll give you my phone to sell only but you have to pass on my competitors phone similar to mine…

  • mustbepbs

    Apparently LG’s and Verizon’s intuition is sorely misguided if they think they’re getting $200 for this abomination on contract.