Shockingly, there are other music phones out there that aren't iPhones (Amazing, I know). LG and Verizon have come together to release an update to the LG VX8500 Chocolate phone from last year. Dubbed the LG VX8550, the new Chocolate looks a little slimmer and sleeker and comes with a new navigation wheel with a trace motion light. The touch keypad (which we found rather annoying in the old Chocolate) will now have a vibrating haptic feedback when touched. Hopefully this will make it easier to use. Features of the phone include a microSD card slot, a music player … Read more
With the iPhone completely dominating cell phone news this week, it's easy to forget that other cell phones exist. Crave wonders why any manufacturer or service provider would see the PR benefit in making an announcement this week, but that hasn't stopped T-Mobile from unveiling its Hotspot @Home and Sprint from taking the wraps off its new LG Muziq phone.
But today Verizon Wireless revealed that it was hosting its own party to match the Apple and AT&T events on the iPhone launch day. In a press release, the carrier invites shoppers to test-drive "the … Read more
Sprint and LG have come together to reveal the Muziq, an attractive music phone with a slew of multimedia features. Also known as the LG 570, the LG Muziq comes with a built-in FM transmitter, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a camcorder, and stereo Bluetooth. Of course, it also has a built-in MP3 player and a microSD slot that can handle up to a 4GB card. As a Sprint exclusive, the LG Muziq has access to Sprint's full stable of broadband and multimedia offerings, such as Sprint TV, the Sprint Music Store, streaming music from Pandora and Sirius satellite radio, … Read more
As noted bluntly here before, mobile phone makers have come up with some pretty ugly speakers as they attempt to morph their products into the ultimate combo music devices they hope they'll eventually become. While they continue to flail about for the right answer, LG has decided to make a pair that goes back to its cellular roots with a clamshell design.
From a distance, one might actually mistake its latest Verizon Wireless stereo speakers for the handset itself because of their hinged design. MobileWhack says the speakers, which will work with most of Verizon's V-Cast phones, are … Read more
LG -- a leader in almost every industry that involves electricity -- has unveiled a new washing machine that promises to rival that hunk-a-junk you have whirling away in your basement.
The washing machine houses a 32-bit DSP chip and ball-balance technology that significantly reduces barrel vibration. How well do those technologies work you ask? According to the company, the outside of the washing machine moves only 0.1mm when it's turned on.
Unfortunately there isn't too much information available for this machine. But what we do know is the cleaner should achieve 20 percent less power consumption … Read more
Months after it was first announced back in January of this year, AT&T has finally rolled out its Video Share service. Only available on the LG CU500V so far, this new video-calling service is the first of its kind in the country. However, it only offers one-way video streaming for now--meaning the recipient can't send any video at the same time. Hopefully AT&T will expand the service to support two-way video calling, but until then, this might prove to be an easy way to share an interesting video in real time. AT&T has … Read more
Late last year, South Korea's LG announced that it planned to come out with a movie player that could handle both Blu-ray and HD-DVD discs.
The world, or at least the microcosm where I spend my working hours, hailed the move like it was the second signing of the Treaty of Westphalia. Consumers would no longer have to worry about what discs, or computers, to buy. Their movie player would be compatible with whatever they bought.
A few other companies announced plans similar to LG.
LG's player, though, hasn't exactly become an international phenomenon. Granted, only 100,… Read more
If you're tired of the black hue of most gadgets, you might be interested in the LG EnV's newest shade of orange. It's otherwise the same device as the original black, but at least it'll be a tad more stylish. Though we can't help but think that green would've been a better fit for the "EnV" name. It's currently available for $149.99 with a two-year contract.
If you're looking to make a style statement, this one is up there with the Prada.
Where the VX8700 exceeds, though, is in usability and price. The RAZR-like pad makes dialing easy; the VCast videos (including snippets of each night's Letterman, Stewart and Leno) are crisp, clear - and with a tap on one button can be viewed horizontally.
The feel is perfect: solid, heavy enough but not overly so. It comes off class. Yeah, it's not THE most comfortable fit with your ear and it heats up a bit. But at $180 with a Verizon contract, … Read more
Engadget has recently received news that the LG VX8500 Chocolate slider may be replaced soon with the LG VX8550, which is apparently much easier to use than the Chocolate, with its notoriously hard-to-use navigation pad. As the product images show, the LG VX8550 is slated to be available from Verizon some time soon. We really don't have much to go on other than that, but head on over to their site to check out the pics. We'll keep our eyes peeled for further information.