Confirmed: LG Revolution Launching May 26 on Verizon With Netflix, New Black Look and Bing

The LG Revolution will launch of May 26 alongside the DROIDX2 and Xperia Play, making next Thursday a beast of a day.  This will be the third of Verizon’s four 4G LTE devices that were shown off at CES to hit the market, and as you can see from the picture above has gone through some changes since we last saw it.  Instead of going with the silver backing we’ve grown accustomed to, LG and Big Red decided that all black would be much sexier – I have to agree.

So what else can we expect from the LG Revolution?  Well, it’s the first 4G LTE device to be flooded with Bing instead of Google Search which I know isn’t going to make many of you happy.  It will launch with Netflix though, so at least you’ll have 4.3 inches of goodness to take in all of your favorite movies and shows.

It will also launch with Android 2.2, LG “User Interface”, a 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, HDMI-out, a 16GB pre-installed SD card, and will likely be one of the first to take advantage of Qi wireless charging.  The rest of the specs can be seen after the break.   (more…)

Leaked Netflix Android App has a New Message for Users, How Close are We to Launch?

Over the last couple of days, the leaked Netflix app for Android has started showing the message you are seeing above, leading us to believe that the LG Revolution could actually meet that May 12 launch date that was dropped in our inbox on Tuesday.  Most of you know by now that the REVO will more than likely be the first Android device to support Netflix, so when we see the Android version of the app referencing a “Netflix Ready Devices” list, we have to assume we’re getting close.

And you may remember that previous errors upon use referenced codes and other indecipherable nonsense, so seeing a new message that any fool can understand has us at least a little intrigued.

Oh, and I already checked that URL and it’s definitely not showing anything Android.

Cheers Ryan!

Possible New Release Dates for the DROIDX2, LG Revolution and Xperia Play on Verizon?

Our friends at Verizon just reached out to share with us the upcoming May release schedule for a variety of new devices including the DROIDX2, LG Revolution, and Xperia Play.  All have been rumored left and right, but it’s starting to look like Big Red has firmed up its plans for each one of them.  Here is what we’ve got:

  • DROIDX2:  May 12 – Reps are being told to sell through the remaining inventory of the original DX to make room for the DX2.  And remember that the DX2 is expected to be Verizon’s first dual-core Tegra 2 phone.
  • LG Revolution:  May 12 – The next 4G LTE device, which will follow up the DROID Charge.  It’s also expected to be the first Android phone to launch with Netflix support.
  • HTC Trophy:  May 12 – The first Windows Phone 7 device for Verizon.  Possibility of a limited supply.
  • Sony Xperia Play:  May 26 – You all know it as the PlayStation Phone.  It looks like it’s finally ready for the States.  Should be offered in all VZW stores.

As you have all probably realized, May 12 is looking like a huge day and is next Thursday.  If these dates indeed hold up, and we’re expecting at least a couple of them to, then you should start seeing press releases by the end of this week or at the very latest, next Monday.  Talk about device overload.  We just barely got our hands on the Charge and Incredible 2!

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Netflix All But Confirmed to Come Pre-installed on the LG Revolution

There are times when the LG Revolution feels like the forgotten step-child of Verizon’s 4G LTE family, but it shouldn’t be, especially since it will likely launch as the first Android phone with Netflix.  We’ve seen a working Netflix app appear a couple of times at trade shows through this device, so it’s fair to say that the screenshot above doesn’t surprise us.  The good thing here though, is that it’s the first time we’ve seen a “Coming soon!” and Netflix mentioned on the same document next to the phone.

To recap the Revolution a bit, just know that it’ll be priced at $249, has a 4.3″ screen, 5MP camera, 1GHz single-core Snapdragon processor, will run 2.2, and could possibly be stock, but more than likely will have an LG skin on it.  I’d call it the least awesome of the four devices from Verizon, but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t good.

Via:  Android Central

DROIDX2 Receives $199 Minimum Advertised Price, LG Revolution at $249

The DROIDX2 and LG Revolution have been MAP’d!  That’s minimum advertised price for those new to this game.  Basically, this is the minimum price that anyone is allowed to advertise these products at when they launch, but is not necessarily a sign of what you’ll pay at the register.  Remember that Verizon is now allowed to toss out instant discounts in some cases instead of making you deal with those pesky little rebates that used to drive us all nuts.  Oh, and the dates up there are not release dates, but the period of time that the MAP must be honored.  A device landing on this list is usually a pretty good sign that it’ll be here soon though.

The DROID Charge and Incredible 2 should look familiar since we first reported on their MAPs just a few weeks ago.  For Samsung’s sake, they better hope that $299 is the biggest misprint in the history of MAP’d sheets or they better surprise us with a dual-core.

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Verizon Roadmap: DROID CHARGE and Incredible 2 Headed for April – BIONIC, X2, and Revolution in May

Been a while since we saw a big roadmapped leaked out from Verizon, but today, our friends over at Phandroid appear to have the latest which details more phones than I think any of us can even comprehend at this point.  Over the next 2 months, we are expecting to see at least 7 above average Android handsets (some DROID, some not) that will easily keep Verizon on top of the game throughout the rest of the year and this is only one half of it.

So here we go!   (more…)

LG Revolution Pops Up at FCC, Can it Beat the Thunderbolt to Stores?

The LG Revolution (LG-VS910) popped up over at the FCC and the rumors are ready to start flying on when we might see this 4G LTE device from Verizon.  With so many Thunderbolt “delays,” we’re wondering if the Revolution and Samsung’s 4G device might end up hitting stores first?  We generally assume that if a device passes through the FCC, that it will be out soon, but that could mean 2 or 3 months from now.

Want a recap of this phone? (Our hands-on)  Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz single-core processor, 4.3″ screen (not Super AMOLED Plus or Super LCD), HDMI-out, 16GB internal storage, Android 2.2 (mostly stock), and front/back cameras.  Not overwhelmingly impressive, right?  We really wished they had snuck in a dual-core processor into this phone at the last minute, but that is pretty unlikely.  The good news is that it could be the first Android phone with Netflix support!   (more…)

Verizon Completes World’s First VoLTE Call Using an LG Revolution

Verizon just completed the world’s first Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) call, a 33 second long conversation between their director and manager of technology using an LG Revolution.  Word got out yesterday that they would be demoing this new VoLTE service at MWC, but the brilliant idea of testing it out before getting on stage must have crossed someone’s mind.

The press release states that the service will be optimized during 2011 and available some time in 2012, although earlier reports said the Revo would have it working by launch this summer.  Either way, the service will allow for amazing call quality and super fast simultaneous voice and data.  Nice work Verizon.

Presser after the break.    (more…)