The LG Dare may seem like just any other touch-screen phone, but I'm here to tell you that it has quite a few surprising features that made us sit up and take notice. First, it has one of the more innovative interface layouts I've seen, where you can drag and drop shortcut icons directly to the home screen. Also, there's a drawing pad application that lets you sketch out little doodles and maps and then send them to your friends via MMS. As for text input, you can choose from a T9 keypad, a full QWERTY keyboard … Read more
There's nothing worse than having your mate shove their fancy new camera phone, such as the Nokia N82, in your face when you're not exactly rolling in moolah. But if you're on a budget it doesn't mean you can't find a good mobile snapper. In fact, it's worth keeping an eye on the pay as you go shelves for older handsets that end up there--you can often find a bargain.
The LG Dare has just launched with Verizon Wireless and will be available via Verizon's online store starting tomorrow. We'll admit that we were prepared to dismiss the Dare as yet another iPhone clone when we first read about it a couple of weeks ago, but we recently had some hands-on time with one, and we have to say the Dare, well, dares to be different (I know, the pun is horrendous, but it needed to be said). Not only does it come with a whopping 3.2-megapixel camera with flash, it has light exposure control, auto focus, … Read more
Once in a long while a cell phone comes along that is completely unlike any other. We've seen fancy touch-screen phones and smartphones so clever they're practically computers, but it's rare we see anything that's truly unique. The LG Decoy steps outside conventional wisdom and presents to us one such device: the first-ever handset with a built-in Bluetooth headset. We were skeptical, of course, on whether this would truly work. But in the end, we have to admit this is a pretty ingenious idea. We hear about lost Bluetooth headsets all the time, plus it's … Read more
We knew about the LG Secret KF750 since a couple of months back when the company first launched it in Europe. Today, LG has officially announced this handset for Asia at a press conference held at CommunicAsia.
As reported earlier, this model features a tempered glass screen and carbon-fiber finish for the back cover. Though it has a slide-out numeric keypad, the thickness is kept low at just 11.8 millimeters. Some of the KF750's features include a 5-megapixel camera, touch-screen display, and HSDPA connectivity up to 3.6Mbps. Also built into this device is a motion sensor. This … Read more
The LG Decoy, which we mentioned last week, is now officially available from Verizon Wireless. If you'll recall, the Decoy is the first-ever handset with a stowaway built-in Bluetooth headset in the back. It's a slider phone, with a 2-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, stereo Bluetooth, an MP3 player, EV-DO support, and access to Verizon's V Cast broadband services. The Decoy is priced at $179.99 with a two-year service agreement and a $50 discount.
Starting June 15, Sprint's new Chat will be off and running in more than 40 markets nationwide. For those not in the know, QChat offers push-to-talk (PTT) interoperability between CDMA and iDEN networks for the first time. That means that customers using the new QChat phones will be able to make PTT calls to both Sprint CDMA phones and Nextel iDEN handsets.
Sprint unveiled six QChat handsets at the CTIA show two months ago Four models, the Sanyo Pro 200, Sanyo Pro 700, the LG LX400, and the Samsung Z400, will go on sale Sunday with the remaining two … Read more
If eco-friendly features replace the endless stream of thinnest, smallest, and lightest "in the world" claims on the technology market, we'll be very happy campers. And for that reason alone it's worth mentioning the latest boast from LG about its new computer monitor.
The Korean company says its "Flatron W2252TE" is "the world's most energy-efficient monitor," according to our cousins across the pond at SmartPlanet. The 22-inch widescreen LCD, which is headed for the U.K. market, supposedly uses 40 fewer watts to operate than do comparable monitors--an energy saving of … Read more
We've already seen the Crystallized Loewe Individual and the ultra-bling Philips Diamond TV, and now it's LG's turn to join forces with the Swarovski empire with its Canvas Crystal X HDTV. A pretty clever one, too, which weds last year's Design Art-series chassis with 1,000 of the glittery crystals. It would have been even better if the company had extended this special treatment to its Scarlet lineup, though we have had equal reservations on the level of unnecessary extravagance.