LG’s slick new cell has a familiar face
October 15, 2007
—Our long national nightmare is finally over: The LG Prada phone
is coming to the U.S. Sorry, just kidding, but the company’s new Voyager model is the next best thing, with a similarly sleek form factor and an equally elegant touchscreen, a first for an American LG. (So is it the exact same screen as found on the Prada phone? LG’s U.S. reps wouldn’t say; we’ll take that as a “probably.”) While the Voyager is heavier than its Italian cousin—4.7 ounces versus three—you get something useful for that extra heft: a foldout keyboard for texting and e-mailing the old-fashioned (and, yes, superior) way. (The Voyager’s actually a sequel to LG’s popular enV phone, which offered a similar approach, sans touchscreen.) What’s under the hood isn’t bad either, including Verizon’s full suite of speedy V Cast options, a respectable 2.0 megapixel camera, and the VZ Navigator GPS service, which, as with certain other things, gives you a little vibration when you’ve reached the right spot.
LG VX10000, available in November; price has not yet been set, but expect to pay significantly less than the $500 it costs to import the LG Prada; verizonwireless.com, us.lge.com.
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LG has been busy revamping its LCDs lately and the company’s latest model, the 22-inch M228WA, appears to be the star player with am HDMI port and 1080p capability. In addition, the LCD can be easily paired with another display via its USB interface (there’s also DVI). Add to that a speedy 2ms response time and 3,000:1 contrast ratio and you got yourself a mighty fine display (even though we wish it were slightly bigger in screen size).
LG M228WA: 22-inch LCD Monitor with HDMI [PC Launches]
Here’s T3 hands-on preview video on the LG “Chocolate” Platinum phone, KE800. It is 9.9mm thick and it features a TFT-LCD display, 256MB of internal memory, 2.0-megapixel camera, an FM tuner, MicroSD card slot, Bluetooth w/A2DP, and a music player. Video…