Verizon closer to releasing LG Optimus Vu

A couple months ago we managed to get our hands on an LG Optimus Vu device at CTIA. The Optimus Vu is one of those devices falling in between a phone and a tablet. With a 5” screen, the Optimus Vu seems destined to be Verizon’s answer to the Samsung Galaxy Note. Follow the source links after the break for images of the Optimus Vu sporting Verizon 4g LTE branding.

The specs for the device do not seem to be too bad on the surface:

  • 5 inch (1024 x 768) IPS LCD display, 4:3 aspect ratio
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 32GB internal memory
  • 2,080 mAh battery
  • 8 MP rear camera
  • 8.5mm thick
  • stylus

Unfortunately, the translation to a useable device is a challenge. The shape, with the 4:3 aspect  ratio, does not lend itself well to a device that will fit in a pocket or be easy to use with two hands. One bright spot is that the Optimus Vu will ship with Ice Cream Sandwich making it unique amongst LG devices in any market outside of Korea.

Does Verizon even stand a chance with the LG Optimus Vu?

source: Android Police

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.