T-Mobile’s LG G-Slate priced at $529.99 with a two-year contract

T-Mobile’s LG G-Slate priced at $529.99 with a two-year contract

By Joanna Stern posted Mar 22nd 2011 12:50AM

Well, here ya go! T-Mobile has finally decided to come clean with the pricing on its 8.9-inch, 3D-capable LG G-Slate, and well, it isn’t cheap. The Honeycomb, Tegra 2-powered tablet will set you back $529.99 after an $100 mail-in-rebate and that’s only if you agree to a two-year contract. Of course, this thingcan record 3D video, connect to T-Mobile’s “4G” HSPA+ network, and output 1080p video, but that still seems like quite a bit of money when you consider you’re also locked into paying at least $20 in data every month. Ready to grace us the WiFi version, LG? Hit the break for the short press statement. 

Motorola has an LTE phone for Verizon in the works

via Engadget by Chris Ziegler on 12/21/10

Verizon’s chief operating officer John Stratton mentioned today that “LTE smartphones are on the horizon,” a sentiment the carrier has been echoing since it launched its 4G network earlier this month. That alone isn’t new, but what is new is the mention of Moto in the same breath: “Motorola will be right there.” He wouldn’t go into specifics about models, specs, release dates, or prices, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the offering looked a little like the Tegra 2-powered device codenamed Olympus (pictured) — allegedly for AT&T — that we’ve seen floating around recently. For what it’s worth, we’re also aware of models from HTC and LG in the pipe, so by all accounts, Big Red is planning on coming out with guns blazing when it rolls out 4G handsets next year.

LG’s Chocolate 3 doesn’t melt during hands-on

via Engadget by Darren Murph on 7/11/08

Wait, Verizon actually decided it would be a good idea to make official a cellphone today? Oh yeah, that’s right — the Chocolate 3 was announced with a Sunday availability date today, but for those hoping to see the wrapper unfold a few days early, today’s your lucky day. The cats over at Laptop were able to acquire the new flip and test it out ever-so-briefly, and while initial impressions seemed rather positive, we reckon it’s the photos you’re really after. Dig into the read link for the full gallery.

LG Vu further slides into view

via Engadget Mobile by Ryan Block on 3/30/08

Those eagerly anticipating the LG Vu now have a little more to go by — at least visually, anyway. The specs floating around jibe with everything we’ve heard, and apparently include a nice 3-inch 400 x 240 display. Head on over to Phone Arena for more.

Designer Knockoff?

Designer Knockoff?

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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Hybrid LG Monitor Packs HDMI and 1080p Support


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]

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Hands-On LG KE800

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…

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iPhone & LG KE850: separated at birth?

Two sparsely-buttoned large, touchscreen phones: the Apple iPhone, and the LG KE850 (which already won the International Forum Design Product Design Award for 2007). Separated at birth, or possible lawsuit number two for Apple? You decide.

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LG VX8500 More Colors

Verizon released three new colors for its LG VX8500 “Pearl White”, “Lime Green”, and “Metallic Red”. This phone features a TFT-LCD screen, microSD card slot, and touch-sensitive navigation buttons. Video and pics…

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Are you getting all the HDTV resolution you paid for?

Not necessarily, given the results of Home Theater Mag’s recent tests of 61 HDTVs. Using test patterns from a Silicon Optix HQV HD DVD, they tested deinterlacing, 3:2 detection and for the 1080p sets, bandwidth. Unfortunately, just over 54% of the HDTVs failed the deinterlacing test, 80% failed the 3:2 test, but the 1080p sets passed the bandwidth test, despite all but one (Pioneer Elite PRO-FHD1) losing some detail. If a HDTV doesn’t pass these tests, then you’re losing at least some visual information from a 1080i signal. Some televisions throw away half the horizontal lines, which results in a fail on the deinterlacing test, or don’t perform inverse telecine on moving images appropriately, failing the 3:2 test. Of course, contrast ratio, refresh rate and black levels still contribute to overall picture quality, but you should take a look at their results to make sure you’re getting every pixel you expected from your new HDTV.

[Thanks, Ryan]