LG unveils 84-inch 'ultra resolution' TV (live blog)
LG shows off an 84-inch "ultra-resolution" TV, a 55-inch 3D OLED TV at 4mm thick, its infusion of 3D and smart TVs into half of its lineup, a smartphone with VMWare, and another with HD video from ESPN.
LAS VEGAS--LG Electronics confirmed at CES this morning an 84-inch "ultra resolution" TV with a 1mm bezel, a "magic remote" for voice recognition, 3D gesture recognition, and Wi-Fi to mirror your TV on your mobile devices.
LG also unveiled 55-inch 3D OLED TV at 4mm thick. According to LG, it's the largest and thinnest of its kind.
In addition, half of LG's televisions will offer 3D and smart features for Internet access. Its smart TV browser will now support HTML5. The company will focus more on passive 3D viewing. Although Google TV was predicted to be a big part of the press conference, it got just the briefest of mentions when LG noted that its smart TVs will include Google TV.
The company released details about the LG Spectrum for Verizon Wireless. The Android phone will come with Gingerbread but be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich and has 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and a "true HD IPS display." EPSN will deliver HD video at 720p. The Spectrum will launch on January 19 for $199 with a two-year contract.
LG also unveiled another smartphone with true HD IPS display and with VMWare to allow people to create two phones out of one--one for business use and one for personal use. More details on that phone will be released in February
The company is also focusing on smart appliances, including a smart fridge that tracks your food purchases and that features a five-minute "chill blaster" for cans of soda or beer. LG will also sell a robotic vacuum cleaner that can be activated from a smartphone and release an ultra-fast washing machine.
Editors note: This story originally posted at 1:23 a.m. January 8. It was updated at 8 a.m. and again at 8:50 a.m. January 9.