Archive for May 28th, 2012

LG sell three million LTE smartphones


Here in the UK we are still waiting for some LTE goodness, however in other parts of the world LG seem to be doing rather well in terms of LTE supported devices. The South Korean company has announced they have topped the three million mark in terms of sales which puts them up there with the other big players.

LG’s offering of LTE smartphones to date include:

  • Revolution by LG — LG’s first LTE model released in May 2011.
  • LG Optimus LTE — The world’s first HD LTE smartphone was launched in October 2011 and exceeded sales of one million units within the first 100 days, making it the most popular LTE-capable phone in a highly competitive market at the start of the year.
  • LG Optimus Vu: — Launched in Korea in February 2012, the Optimus Vu: with its 5-inch IPS display and 4:3 aspect ratio offers a unique viewing experience. At 8.5mm, the Optimus Vu: is the slimmest LTE phone currently on the market.
  • LG Optimus LTE Tag — This smartphone offers Tag+, a unique feature which uses Near Field Communication (NFC) to interact with special stickers that change the phone’s settings automatically.
  • LG Optimus LTE II — The latest in the series and the world’s first LTE smartphone with 2 GB RAM.

“Reaching the three million milestone this early in LTE’s global roll-out is a strong sign that customers are on board with our LTE strategy,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “Improving the user experience is at the core of LG’s vision and we’ll continue to take leadership in the LTE market by offering features that offer clear customer benefits.”

According to a report by Jefferies & Company, LG is the global leader in LTE patents with ownership of 23 percent of approximately 1,400 LTE patents filed worldwide worth almost USD 8 billion. LG demonstrated the world’s first LTE technology in 2007, developed the world’s first LTE modem chipset in 2008, introduced the world’s fastest LTE technology in 2010 and conducted the world’s first video phone call on a LTE network in 2011.

Now we just need Ofcom to give the go-ahead here for a LTE roll out.


Source: LG

Posted by: James

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Finally. A 22” tablet!

22tabWe all feel that the 7″ and 10″ have been covered over and over again. Well,  Viewsonic is planning on introducing a 22" Android ICS tablet at the upcoming Computex conference in June. These tablets will be a new breed of “smart business tablet monitors” and they are expected to be running both Android and Windows 8 when introduced. We think a more apt name is Moblet (Monitor Tablet) since these dimensions are reaching monitor size and Viewsonic is well known in that market. No other specs or details are available at this time but from the looks of the picture it appears that the models will have some sort of kick-stand or base to allow them to be propped up when in use.


Posted by: Gareth

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