The ginormous 5-inch LG Intuition arrives on Verizon

With its 5-inch display, Rubberdium pen, and dual-core processor, the LG Intuition is LG's answer to the "phablet."


Looks like the rumors were true.

Verizon's version of the unlocked LG Optimus Vu , renamed the LG Intuition, will be available online to U.S. customers starting September 6. It will be offered in Verizon retail stores starting September 10 for $199.99 with a two-year contract.

The Intuition sports a gigantic 5-inch display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and 650 nits of brightness.

When I reviewed the Vu a few months back, the phone/tablet hybrid impressed me with its bright screen and slim build. CNET's own Brian Bennett got a chance to get his hands on the Verizon unit, which is lacking the throwback antenna the Korean version sported.

In addition, unlike the unlocked unit I received, the LG Intuition will ship natively with the more recent version of Google's mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The 4G LTE handset will sport the familiar 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording capabilities, the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and the 1.5GHz dual-core processor.

For all you scribes out there, it'll also be equipped with its stylus, called the Rubberdium pen, and QuickMemo, the note-taking and drawing app that users can access with a physical shortcut key.

To make use of the Intuition's NFC capabilities, LG will include two Tag+ stickers that you can use to activate phone presets (such as screen brightness, vibrate settings, and Bluetooth) with just a tap of the phone.

For more on the LG Vu, read my review here .

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LG Optimus Vu is a phone on steroids.

As LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Optimus Vu sports a 5-inch LCD IPS display, has an 8-megapixel camera, and an embedded antenna (yes, seriously).

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Lynn La is a CNET editor who reviews and reports on all things mobile. She also writes about visual arts/design and the ways it intersects with tech. Before CNET, Lynn has also written for The Global Post, The Sacramento Bee, and Macworld.


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