Over the weekend, LG announced their Jelly Bean update schedule for a select few devices. As you can imagine, they are only willing to share update details for their flagship phones, a group that includes the Optimus G, Optimus LTE2, Optimus Vu, and Optimus Vu 2 (yes, they made a new one). (more…)
Verizon and LG finally made the Intuition official this morning, giving it an online launch date of September 6, with in-store availability coming the following week on September 10. The device will run $199 on new 2-year contract and have the ability to connect to Big Red’s ever-growing 4G LTE network.
For those that haven’t followed the story of the Intuition (known as the Optimus Vu overseas), simply think of it as a phone/tablet hybrid. With a 5″ HD display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP camera, 1.3MP front camera, NFC chip, and Ice Cream Sandwich, it’s got everything you could ever ask for in a phone on the spec front. The only thing you have to sell to yourself is the odd 4:3 aspect ratio on the display, and the fact that it’s unbelievably awkward to hold. Is it a phone or a tablet?
The device also includes a Rubberdium pen, a suite of office apps, is business-ready, and is currently the option if a 5″ device is something you have been dying to have. If you would like to see the phone in action, be sure to check out our first look from CTIA in May. (more…)
More images of the LG Intuition (previously known as the Optimus Vu) have leaked onto the web. From previous posts, we are still expecting a release on Verizon sometime this quarter and we also know the device will launch for $199 on a new two year agreement and have a full retail price of $549. In the mean time, let’s have some speculation fun. See the date on the widget? “9/15/2012” Oh my, is that the release date? We shall have to wait and see.
With the Intuition being Big Red’s first huge display-rockin’ device, any thoughts on how popular it will be? Would love to hear your thoughts on this monster.
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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.
In a round about way, LG announced last night that the Optimus Vu with 4G LTE will launch on Verizon this quarter. Their press release didn’t actually mention Big Red by name, but they said that the device will launch in the United States during the third quarter of this year. Since we have already seen an Optimus Vu variant cruise through the FCC with Verizon branding and 4G LTE radios, along with a set of in-the-wild photos of one, it’s safe to assume that it was indeed Big Red that they were referring to. (more…)
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.
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?
Is the LG Optimus Vu the weirdest phone of the last year? Quite possibly. Once rumored to be LG’s knee-jerk reaction to the Samsung Galaxy Note, this thing is a monster. It’s being sold as a phone, but with its 5″ display, it’s much more. On the spec side, it has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor (probably the Snapdragon S4), LTE, 2080mAh battery, 8MP rear camera, and is only 8.5mm thick. Oh, it also still runs Gingerbread.
After playing with it, I can sort of see how it would be a nice coffee table device, maybe as a mini tablet. I’m still struggling to decide if I would ever want to carry around a device this big as my daily driver. You’ll see in the video below what I’m talking about. Aside from the size, it hums along nicely, has nifty screen capture tricks up its sleeves, takes decent pictures, and would be a joy to consume media on.
It has not been announced for the U.S. market yet. (more…)