The story behind the release of the LG CU500v gets more confusing by the minute. Yesterday we saw this item on Engadget Mobile that indicates that the LG CU500v will actually debut on May 4th and that the April 27th "release" was premature. The page also noted that the device's branding will switch from Cingular to AT&T, as will everything else with the Cingular name (Cingular Mail becomes AT&T Mail, Cingular Music becomes AT&T Mobile Music, etc. However, Cingular Video will purportedly change its name to Cellular Video, which is presumably … Read more
Update: Mere hours after we posted this blog entry, we got the news that Cingular/AT&T has pulled down the LG CU500V from its site. So either someone jumped the gun and listed it early, or the site is experiencing some technical difficulties. Plus, it looks like the Nokia N75 is suffering from the same launch fake-out. What's up, AT&T? The following is the original blog entry prior to the take down:
You can now add LG Electronics to the growing list of consumer electronic companies entering the U.S. GPS market. First previewed at CES 2007, three portable navigation systems from LG are making their U.S. debut: the LG LN730, the LG LN735, and the LG LN740. Here's a quick breakdown of each device; they're all available now for purchase.
LG LN730: An entry-level system with North American maps and 1.7 million points of interest preloaded on the device. The unit is equipped with a SiRFstarIII GPS receiver and offers voice-guided directions, MP3 playback, and a photo … Read more
One minute you're reviewing a shiny new silver MP3 player. The next, you're staring at the thing in a bright red version. At least this was the case with LG, since it's skinning its lovely new FM37 player in the same colors as Volkswagen skins its new line of Beetles. That's right: a bright red, a sickly yellow and a "shadow" blue. There's VW branding on the face of the player, and a "New Beetle" car logo on the back.
LG isn't fooling anyone. In developing its first vacuum cleaner, the electronics maker predictably touted all kinds of techie features, such as "a RotaBlade that is in the rocket shaped drum, which is attached to an additional motor moving side-to-side compacting household dust into solid cubes," according to Pocket-lint.
But we know the real strategy: It wanted the "Compressor Vacuum Cleaner" to look like a Transformer. And it's done a splendid job, by the way--at first glance, we were sure it was a new version of "Optimus Prime" or some other mechanical … Read more
Morgan Pozgar, a 13-year-old, won LG's National Texting Championship yesterday. Her fast fingers netted her $25,000.
Pozgar bested her East Coast competitors and won $10,000 along with the title of East Coast champ.
With little time to ice her thumbs, the 13-year-old successfully texted "Supercalifragilisticexpialidoucious! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious. If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious," to beat Eli Tirosh (who won the West Coast crown).
So the next time you get on your teen's case for texting, just remember that they're in … Read more
After crowning the West Coast champ last month, the winner of LG's National Texting Championship will be determined tomorrow night in New York, with $25,000 at stake.
The East Coast "texthletes" will use their enV or V handsets to compete in single-elimination brackets to determine the East Coast champ. That person wins $10,000, and later that day they will take on Eli Tirosh (who won the West Coast crown) for an extra $15,000.
Registration is still open as of press time, and it seems like it could be worth your time even if you … Read more
LG greased up the mobile phone slide earlier this year and threw the fashion victims down it with the Shine. It's a gloriously shinetastic piece of kit, and now LG has done the same thing for the MP3 market with the FM37--a super-stylish, metallic MP3 player with a touch-screen interface.
The FM37 looks like the voluptuous love child of the Shine and the iRiver Clix, with its epicurean good looks and its charming interface. It's also got some great features, such as MPEG-4 video playback and support for the delightful open-source OGG format of music compression.
Under the … Read more
The limited-edition "Xnote S1" does have some nicely engraved foliage adorning its case, somewhat reminiscent of Medion's crystal flower design. More impressive is what's inside the 15.4-inch-screen computer--a 2.15GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of memory and a 160GB hard drive, according to BornRich.
The price of the laptop, which is destined for the Korean market, is unknown. We hope only that it's a tad less … Read more
LG has come up with a candybar version of their deliciously bling-tastic LG Shine phone, but it is unfortunately only available in Russia at this point. A lot of the specs remain the same as its slider phone predecessor; a 262,144-color screen, a 240x320 display, a 2-megapixel camera with auto focus, Bluetooth, and a microSD card slot. No word on whether the candybar Shine, also known as the LG KE770, will make its way across the Atlantic just yet, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.