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Optimus Vu to launch worldwide this September

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August 20, 2012

LG has announced that its 5-inch, 4:3 aspect Optimus Vu smartphone/tablet will be released...

LG has announced that its 5-inch, 4:3 aspect Optimus Vu smartphone/tablet will be released in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America from September

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LG has announced that its 5-inch, 4:3 aspect Optimus Vu smartphone/tablet will be released in worldwide this September. LG says that healthy sales figures for the Optimus Vu since its March debut in South Korea and recent launch in Japan through NTT DoCoMo demonstrate widespread acceptance of the not-quite-a-tablet-but-bigger-than-a-smartphone form factor.

Public reception has been so strong that the Korean consumer tech giant has now decided that the time is right for folks in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to take advantage of the extra display real estate offered by the 5-inch, 4:3 aspect touchscreen device.

The only significant change in the specifications for the global release is the ditching of the 1.5 GHz dual-core processor in favor of NVIDIA's Tegra 3, which uses four processing cores for high performance tasks and a battery-saving fifth core for less power hungry functionality like calls, texts and emails. The extra-wide smartphone/tablet (or phablet, if you prefer) will run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) out of the box and be shipped with upgraded versions of Notebook and QuickMemo.

The Optimus Vu will come with an upgraded version of LG's QuickMemo feature

QuickMemo allows users to take a screen grab of any type of displayed content (such as web pages, graphical images, photos and videos for example) and then add personal graffiti to whatever's been captured using a finger or stylus. QuickMemo notes can be shared with others via text, chat or email.

The Optimus Vu is also reported to be heading Stateside before the end of Q3, although carrier details have yet to be disclosed.

Source: LG

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1 Comment

Sorry LG...a little late to the "Phablet" game...your CPU is too slow, your screen is too small and IceCreamSandwich is too old! Samsung is already dominating the phablet market with their Note, and now their newest Note due out, most likely, before this hits the US shores will have an even *LARGER* screen, *FASTER* CPU, *GREATER* pixel density and most likely be running Jelly Bean! Way to bring your "B" game LG!

Ed
21st August, 2012 @ 10:55 pm PDT
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