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It looks like LG is ready to stomp with the big dogs. The company has just announced their newest and biggest addition to their mobile lineup, the Optimus Big. The specs for this handset look on par with its competitor’s larger-styled handsets: Android 2.2, a 1GHz processor, 1500mAh battery, 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and a 4.3-inch NOVA display. The display is the real saving grace here. We got to play with a NOVA display at CES via the Optimus Black earlier in the year and we were really impressed. The Optimus Big goes on sale in LG’s native Korea on April 28th. There’s no word if or when this big monster will head west, but we’re pretty sure we’ll see it in some shape or form.
The going word is that the T-Mobile/LG collaboration better known as the G-Slate will be ready for retail on April 20th. For those of you who still don’t know what we’re talking about, check out the specs:
- 4G and Wi-Fi capable
- Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
- 8.9″ HD screen
- Dual rear-facing 5MP cameras for 3D video capture, HD video capture, and photo capture
- Front facing camera for video chat
- 32GB internal memory
- Adobe® Flash® Player support
- NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 Dual-Core Mobile Processor 1GHz
The prototype that snuck around CES got a good buzz, but considering all of these tablets flooding the market and a $530 price tag, we’re wondering will this be the Android tablet to put a dent in Apple’s armor? We can’t wait to get our hands on this bad boy and find out.
The folks from T-Mobile have made it official! The G2X is priced at $200 and will have an online release of April 15th and April 20th in store. As a memory refresher you’ll be welcomed to a dual-core Tegra 2 powered pure Google experience (Android 2.2), over T-Mobile’s HSPA+ (4G) network, but wait there’s more! You’ll also be treated to an 8-megapixel primary camera (with LED flash and autofocus) and a front facing 1.3-megapixel camera for self-portraits and video calls. It should be interesting to see how this one holds up.
LG has really stepped their high-end game up in the smartphone arena. We spent some hands on time with perhaps their brightest offering, the Optimus Black. This device claims to have the brightest display on the market, sporting a 4-inch NOVA display with 700nits of visual goodness. If you take a look under the hood you won’t be disappointed either: 1GHz processor, 1.3MP front facing camera, 5MP rear camera w/Flash shooting 720p HD video. Did we mention gesture control? This slim sexy thing will be a world device, no word on stateside support, but if all else fails you can import.
We’ve been checking for this handset for some time now, and we finally got to first base with it! We were advised that this is not the final build of the phone, but more of an outline of what to expect. However, the LG Optimus 2X does answer the question, two cores are better than one!
We were all hoping to see some mobile 3D at CES when it was announced that Nintendo would be making their return. We all know that’s not happening, so where do we go from here? It’s a good thing LG has our back! Little is known about the soon to be debuted mobile setup. From what we’re hearing it’s packing a LG2161R MDTV chip and should be showing up at CES next week. We’ve got a date with LG and will try to get them to dish goods on this and whatever else they might be hiding.
We would like to send a huge thank you to the folks over at LG for making this happen. We also appreciate the support of our loyal users who participated in this giveaway. So let’s get down to business, because there can only be one winner and yes we have one! We want to send a major congratulations to user: skilpack, you just scored a brand new 23″ LG E60 LED HD monitor! We salute you and envy you.
You know the saying, “two cores are better than one.” Well actually that’s not really an old saying, but it’s pretty much a true statement in mostly any circumstance. LG hasn’t really been known for their powerhouse Android phones lately, well except for Tony Stark’s super handset. However, it seems like that’s all about to change. The LG Star is packing two cores and a lot more! The peeps at GSM Israel somehow got a hold of one and decided to film some of their time with it, how nice of them! There’s also a guest appearance from an iPhone 4, check it out!
Is your current monitor or TV not cutting it anymore? Do you want to surf the web or game in full 1080p HD? The fine folks from LG decided to share one of their great LED monitors with us. Pictured above is a 23″ E60 LED monitor and guess what? If you play along it just might be yours! To enter for a chance to win, all you need to do is leave a comment telling us how you plan on using the monitor (as a TV or connected to a desktop) or let us know who you plan on giving it to as a gift. We’re partial to gaming on this beauty ourselves, but that’s just how we roll. We wish you all the best of luck, be sure to check out the official contest rules below and thank you for your support.
- You must be a registered Spantechular user and leave a comment telling us how you plan on using the monitor or let us know who you plan on giving it to as a gift.
- You must be at least 13 years of age or older and a resident of the US or Canada (Void where prohibited by law)
- Limit one entry per person.
- This entry period ends Tuesday December 14th 2010 at 12:00PM PDT
- At that time one random winner will be selected and will win a 23″ LG E60 LED monitor
- The winner will be notified via email at the email address registered to their Spantechular profile.
- If the winner does not redeem their prize within five days another winner will be randomly selected, if necessary this process will repeat until the prize has been redeemed.
- By entering the Spantechular.com promotion, participants agree, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, to release, discharge and hold harmless Spantechular.com, their affiliates, their respective owners, and representatives from any and all damages, liabilities, costs and expenses which may arise out of participation in Promotion or out of the acceptance, use, or misuse of prizes. By participating, you agree to these Official Rules and to the decisions of the judges whose decisions shall be deemed final and binding.
Gaming, web surfing, TV, and movie watching are everyday activities here at Spantechular. So what you’re viewing your media on can be a major game changer. We managed to get some time with LG’s 23″ E60 LED monitor and put it to the test in all the above mentioned areas of entertainment. For starters let’s take a look at some of the E60′s specs: 16:9 aspect ratio, a 1920 x 1080p resolution, 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 170º viewing angle. As far as connections and inputs: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI, and a headphone output. All these bells and whistles sound like they’ll meet your needs, but when put to the test how do they hold up?
When taking a look at the E60 the fist thing you’ll notice is it’s sexy slim design. The monitor fits just about anywhere, making it ideal for an office, game room, even a TV replacement. When connecting the display to it’s stand it weighs a bit over 6 1/2 pounds. So relocating the display until you find the perfect spot won’t be much of a hassle. I used and recommend a gaming setup. Connecting the display to a desktop and game console gives the user the best of both worlds. Picture quality on the E60 is incredible! Colors really pop, and images are razor sharp, nearly leaping off the screen. Above the base of the stand there is a blue light that engages when the display is turned on. This adds a touch of class to the setup especially when you turn down the room’s lights while viewing a movie or TV show. I watched Avatar on blu ray and The Matrix on HD DVD on this display and just remained in awe at all of the detail. It felt like I was watching the films for first time. I also browsed the web in all it’s glory and made it a point to put every video I watched in fullscreen and it’s highest resolution. Even the internet felt like a new experience when being watched on the E60. The E60 is comparable to pretty much any high-end HDTV, the only difference is enhanced features like web apps and external speakers. This is something to consider if being used as a TV replacement.
In the end LG pretty much had every media buff in mind. Toss in a good set of speakers and the E60 pretty much covers all of your needs. It’s even Energy Star compliant, so your electric bill shouldn’t see much of a difference. The only way we couldn’t recommend this display is if you’re in the market for a big screen TV. Priced at around $300 or less, this is practically a must by. Trust me, your desktop and game consoles will thank you for picking one of these up. I must warn you that your living room TV may get a little jealous.
Final Verdict: 9.75 out of a possible 10