The LG Spectrum has long been rumored as the “Revolution 2,” but today, it is now officially the Spectrum and is headed to Verizon Wireless on January 19. Pricing has not been uncovered, but you can imagine that it will range from $249 – $299 on 2-year contract and anywhere between $569 and $649 at full retail. The Spectrum is easily LG’s best VZW phone to date with its 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4G LTE connectivity and massive 4.5″ HD display at 329ppi. And speaking of its HD screen, Verizon is making sure that you know it has a Real Stripe pixel arrangement and is not PenTile.
Specs aside, the Spectrum will also launch with access to exclusive HD ESPN Scorecenter content and the Netflix HD that is currently only found on the RAZR. A special set of HD video editing tools will be included as well.
We had been wondering what Big Red’s plan for CES was and I’d say this phone will likely be it (maybe the DROID 4 too). The full round-up is after the break including the entire spec list. (more…)
Time to set up “auto pay” through your Verizon Wireless account. According to our sources, Big Red will start charging you a $2 fee both over the phone and online for your monthly bill transaction unless you have your account set up to pay automatically. I know this news won’t excite most of you, but know that there are still plenty of options to get you out of having to pay this “convenience ” charge. We have all of your options listed below. This new $2 fee will allow Big Red to “continue to support these bill payment options.” Mmmhmm. (more…)
The white DROID RAZR is the other phone hitting store shelves tomorrow and we have the first set of pictures of it for your viewing pleasure. We have all seen the official press renders a number of times now, but these multi-angle shots give you a great view of the added white edges in a real life setting. I’ll have to admit that this phone is incredibly sexy. While the Galaxy Nexus is the phone of choice for the majority of you, it’s impossible to deny the beauty of the RAZR design. Say what you will about Motorola and their stance on carriers and bootloaders, but they still build some of the best phones on the planet. (more…)
Rather than dive back into all of the bad news about the Galaxy Nexus that has come out today, we thought we would instead just plop this new set of pictures down in front of you. I know, I know, it’s not the actual device that you should have had in your hands in 2 days, but it’s at least another look at it. We get a crystal clear pic of the box both inside and out (see the raised Galaxy Nexus lettering on the inside?), a reminder that it’s not a unicorn, and a profile shot of its pretty little body.
Poor little G-Nex, he just wants to be out in the public, away from dirty old stock rooms. Set him free Verizon! (more…)
When you cruise into a store to pick up your Galaxy Nexus on Friday, December 9, you will be prompted to update the OS within the first few hours of activating. We are sort of guessing here, but would expect that to be Android 4.1 that hit test devices last week. According to the document above, it does not appear to be very large in size – should only take 3-5 minutes to install. Whatever is included must be some sort of fix to the issues that were holding this phone up.
Below, we have a look at the accessory lineup that should mostly be available at launch. Many of you will be excited to see an extended battery of 2100mAh with NFC capabilities on the list. It also doesn’t appear to have those sharp jagged tank edges and extensions that the Rezound, Bionic and Thunderbolt all had. You may be able to throw this battery on your phone and not be the inside joke of your friends. Otherwise, it’s most of the stuff you all saw in the video demos of accessories from late last week, but know that the portrait HDMI may not be ready just yet. No landscape dock either. (more…)
With the Galaxy Nexus basically official for Verizon on December 9, it’s time for us to start preparing ourselves. If you were looking to learn all there is to know about the inner-workings of the phone before you get your paws on it, then the user guide may be worth your time. The full 108 page book is available for you below.
Yep, there you go. Just like we said last Friday.
Rest of the official specs below. (more…)
The DROID 4 has come from out of no where to having us within just a couple of weeks away from launch. The current target date that we have seen from Verizon is December 8, the same day that we could potentially see the Galaxy Nexus (hard to bet on that though). This phone is what the DROID 3 should have been. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM, but most importantly, can connect to Big Red’s 4G LTE network. It’s like a RAZR, only with a smaller screen and a 5-row slideout keyboard that has side-lit keys.
To see how we got from the DROID 2 all the way up to this point in about a year, we have an evolution graphic for you below. This is the perfect example of how fast the mobile landscape is changing. (more…)