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 Intuition (Verizon Wireless)

The Bottom Line: The LG Intuition from Verizon is a reasonably priced, Android 4.0 'phablet,' but its specs can't compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note family. / Read full review

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Lynn La is CNET's associate editor for cell phone and smartphone news and reviews. Prior to coming to CNET, she wrote for the Sacramento Bee and was a staff editor at Macworld. In addition to covering technology, she has reported on health, science, and politics.

 

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