It is almost exactly one year since I stood in a room full of press and bloggers at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, when LG announced the world’s first dual-core processor smartphone, the LG Optimus 2X. Back then I also had the privilege of being one of three official LG Bloggers – the other two were the ever hilarious Kin Mun Lee (@mrbrown) and Travis Wright (@teedubya). Oh how time flies! Zoom back to 2012, LG Electronics have upped the ante again and have released their first quad-core processor smartphone, the LG Optimus 4X HD.
Today we’re happy to announce that Indra Arifin (@scrypton) was selected as our winner! He followed the instructions, retweeted a few of our tweets, and finds himself the proud owner of a new-release LG smartphone. Congratulations, Arifin!
We’ll have to check back in a few months’ time and see if he’s been convinced to switch away from his iPhone4..!
James Cameron’s Avatar was a watershed movie, not just because it was the most expensive (ever?) but also because it marked the return to popularity of 3D movies. Movie theatres all over the world fitted new 3D projectors and some factory in China is making its owner rich, churning out 3D glasses by the container load. It’s all the rage.
Consumer electronics is just beginning to see the integration of 3D, and LG has managed to get in first in the mobile market, with announcements at Mobile World Congress (MWC) of both a 3D smartphone and 3D tablet. I saw a lot of talk and tech around 3D, but LG appear to be right that they’re first-to-market with almost-available 3D mobile devices.
LG’s (Android) Optimus Black… I’ve been wondering just where it fits. It’s not the gun performer. That’s the 2X’s claim. It’s not bleeding edge entertainment. I guess that’s where the new Optimus 3D smartphone stakes its claim. But the Black is very cool, in its own right and I think it fits in nicely as the stylish all-rounder with mega-brightness for outdoor use. And now LG seem to be confirming my suspicions on the whole “positioning” thing with the announcement a few days ago of a partnership with the Keith Haring Foundation to bring a handful of his iconic cool artworks to the Black’s back.
We’re delighted to welcome guest blogger Alister Cameron as Mr Gadget’s roving reporter at large, at the Mobile World Congress coming up later this month in Barcelona. Alister is an accomplished “blogologist” and has Australia’s second largest Twitter following, as well as his own well-respected blog on social media at alistercameron.com. He’s going to be guest blogging here for the next couple of weeks.
Along with my good buddy and Twitter guru Calvin Lee (@mayhemstudios), Alister will be attending the Mobile World Congress as a guest of LG, so we can look forward to some in-depth coverage of LG’s upcoming announcements about their exciting new tablet and 3D smartphone. Be sure to follow Alister (@alicam) on Twitter to keep up-to-the minute with all he’s up to. Plus, he might just be giving some things away to a few lucky people…
Hi gadget freaks!
Alister Cameron here
And first off, just let me say it’s a real pleasure to be blogging here on mrgadget.com.au, on behalf of my good mate Arnold Aranez and the Mr Gadget team. If you’ve been reading this blog for any length of time you know what an amazingly energized and capable guy Arnold is, so it’s going to be fun trying to match his passion and wicked skillz as I do the rounds at Mobile World Congress 2011 (MWC) over in Barcelona, bringing you all the up-to-the-minute latest news and analysis.
Even though CES was just a few weeks ago, a number of tablet, smartphone and gadget manufacturers have kept some big announcements and surprises up their sleeves for MWC; not least LG who are very kindly flying me over there to be a part of the action as a member of their “Twitter Team”. Their other two esteemed guests are Calvin Lee and Will Francis – both exceptional tweeps and tech-heads in their own right. It’s going to be fun!
LG aren’t pulling any punches when it comes to innovation in smartphone technology. They have just announced that they will be officially unveiling details of the world’s first 3D smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Valentine’s Day (February 14th, 2011). The name of this latest addition to their premium Optimus Series is “LG Optimus 3D“. The news came via their LG Mobile Twitter account -> @LGMobileMWC.
It was at this year’s CES that LG Electronics clearly demonstrated how far they’ve come in the world of smartphones. I still remember this time last year when I was reviewing one of their first Android devices, the tiny LG GW620. Back then it was running Android 1.5 (Donut)!
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Here’s a video showing some of the enhancements included in the next major update (after Gingerbread) to the Android Mobile OS which will be Google Android 3.0 or otherwise codenamed “Honeycomb”. Honeycomb is being built especially with tablets in mind and has not been officially released yet. This seems to be the reason why many manufacturers held off releasing their tablets at CES 2011.
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