Wednesday, August 22, 2012

US Release of LG Optimus Vu Coming Soon

LG Optimus Vu
LG Optimus Vu
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The direct rival of the Samsung Galaxy Note is set to be released into the US market sometime in the third quarter. According reports the LG Optimus Vu may be released into the United States in the coming weeks.

The five-inch device offering of LG is a combination of a smartphone and a tablet, similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note. The LG Optimus Vu will also feature 4G LTE network support and may be offered by a US-based mobile service provider.

Although no specific mobile service provider was indicated in a press release from the company, there are indications that Verizon may be the first US-based carrier to offer the LG Optimus Vu in the United States. The LG Optimus Vu was initially introduced during the Mobile World Congress last February.

The device will come with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GB internal storage, and eight-megapixel camera. However the 1024 by 768 resolution and 4:3 ratio of its screen display will put it at a disadvantage against the Samsung Galaxy Note.

It also remains uncertain if the LG Optimus Vu will be released into the US market using the Ice Cream Sandwich Android or the older Gingerbread Android OS. Verizon may not have an easy time in promoting the upcoming smartphone/tablet hybrid if it will be released into the market using the Android 2.3 OS instead of the relatively new Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS.

LG and Verizon may have its work cut out for them as it tries to make the LG Optimus Vu competitive in the market particularly with the supposed upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

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