Future LG Phones to Launch With BBM Pre-installed, Gets Baked Into the G Pro Lite First

LG and BlackBerry announced a new deal this morning, that will have BBM come pre-installed on upcoming devices from the Korean manufacturer, starting with the G Pro Lite. According to BlackBerry, this will help phone buyers access one of the world’s premier mobile communication services. The app sure has come a long way since being delayed time and time again on Android, so we think its good that BlackBerry has been able to squeeze a bit more life out of this service.  (more…)

LG Announces G Pro Lite, 5.5″ Midrange Device Priced to Compete

G Pro Lite

This morning, LG announced the G Pro Lite, a device set to compete in the 5″+ category in developing markets. As far as the company’s press release detailed, it doesn’t appear that the phone is hitting North America anytime soon, and that’s probably for the best.

The G Pro Lite features a 5.5″ display with a resolution of only 960 x 540, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, a solid 3,140mAh battery, no support for LTE, and runs Android 4.1.2. The device also features a few of LG’s newest tricks, such as KnockOn, and even a full stylus for taking notes and doodling.  (more…)