LG Formally Announces Newest Additions To Optimus Line: L3, L5 And L7 Smartphones


We just heard about LG’s announcement of the “L-trio” recently, but now that MWC is here, it’s time to see more details of the three newest additions to the Optimus line: the Optimus L3, Optimus L5 and Optimus L7. Let’s start with the Optimus L3. It’s an entry-level smartphone featuring a 3.2-inch screen, 800MHz processor, 3MP camera, 1500mAh battery and Gingerbread 2.3. The next in line is the Optimus L5. It’s a mid-level phone featuring a 4-inch screen with a “floating mass display”, 5MP camera, NFC capabilities and oh— Android 4.0 pre-installed. The final part of the trio is the crown jewel: the Optimus L7. This is a premium phone featuring a 1GHz processor, 4.3-inch screen with a “floating mass display”, 5MP camera with LED flash and Android 4.0 as well.

The trio are expected to go on sale in Europe at some point during the first half of 2012, but no word on if/when it will be released here in the States. There’s also no word on the pricing as well, but considering the specs aren’t exactly breathtaking, we’d expect each device to be reasonably priced so it doesn’t hurt your wallet and pocketbooks too much.




Sony Mobile Communications demos the Xperia U and Xperia P [Video]

Moments ago we told you all about the Sony Xperia U and Xperia P. These 2 devices are the latest additions to the Xperia NXT series (next generation smartphones from Sony). While the Xperia S is already shipping, we can expect to see the Xperia U and Xperia P sometime in the 2nd quarter of this year. Check out the videos below to get a closer look at these gorgeous phones.

Xperia P

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Sony Mobile Communications Introduces The Xperia P and Xperia U Smartphones

MWC 2012 is here kids and Sony Mobile Communications is ready to make a splash at the event by introducing two new devices called the Xperia P and U. Both smartphones will be featured on Sony’s NXT technology— which is the “cornerstone of Sony’s connected experience”. Using the NXT technology, you’ll be able to share content from your smartphone to your TV, laptop or tablet. You’ll also find the NXT technology will play a huge part in enhancing the overall Android experience.

Both devices will come feature-packed as well. One noteworthy feature is a superior display featuring Reality Display. The Reality Display (powered by Mobile BRAVIAR technology) will not only allow for “razor-sharp clarity” on the screens, but you will find the technology is capable of achieving feats such as fast capture to take the camera from sleep to snap in a little over a second with a single key press. Here’s a quick rundown of the P and U’s specs:

Xperia P

  • 4″ Reality Display with powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
  • WhiteMagic(TM) display technology for an ultra-bright and power efficient viewing experience.
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance with 16GB flash storage.
  • 8MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images.
  • Easy HDMI and DLNA connectivity to share content on any screen.
  • NFC (Near Field Communications) enabled to access a growing range of NFC applications and services as well as Xperia SmartTags.
  • Available in a choice of silver, black and red, all with an aluminium unibody.
  • Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012.


Xperia U

  • 3.5″ Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine.
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor for super fast performance.
  • 5MP camera with unique fast capture, HD recording and Sony technology to capture 2D and 3D panoramic images.
  • Crisp and loud listening with xLoud and 3D surround sound audio technology.
  • Available in a choice of white or black, with pink and yellow exchangeable caps for the base of the smartphone in the box.
  • Launches on Android platform 2.3 (Gingerbread), upgrade to Android platform 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) during the second quarter of 2012.

SMC states the Xperia P and Xperia U will be available globally sometime in Q2, so it shouldn’t be too long of a wait before we see them in stores. You’ve only gotten a brief rundown of each device, so make sure you hit the break to see SMC’s full presser for the Xperia P and Xperia U.

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Huawei unveils the Ascend D quad XL along with the Ascend D1

Earlier we told you about the specs of the Huawei Ascend D quad and showed you an incredible promo video, but we also need to tell you more about the Ascend D quad XL and Ascend D1, which finishes off the Diamond series line.

The Ascend D quad XL. The XL version sill come with a 2500mAh battery which will provide up to two or three days of normal usage. It will also get a little faster processor as it’s clocked at 1.5 GHz, but still quad-core. The only other change is that it will obviously be a little thicker, coming in at 10.9mm thick as opposed to the Ascend D quad’s 8.9mm body.

The Ascend D1 will have a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and a 1670mAh battery.

The Ascend D quad XL will be available around the same time as the Ascend D quad which is quarter 2 for China, Australia, Europe, Asia-Pacific, North and South America, and the Middle East. The Ascend D1 will be available in the above markets from April 2012.

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Huawei Ascend D quad shown in promo video featuring a Pegasus made of 3500 phones [Video]

Earlier today Huawei unveiled the Ascend D quad, which they claim is the fastest smartphone in the world. Now we get a good look of it on video with this promotional video. This isn’t just any promotional video. It features a Pegasus made up of 3500 phones. It took over 720 mans hours to construct, it’s 5.7 meters tall, and has a wing span of 4.8 meters made from 600 meters of iron rod. The Ascend D quad features Huawei’s own K3V2 quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz and a 4.5-inch 720p display. Check out the promo video and then hit the break for a “making of” video.

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Hands On with the LG Optimus Vu from Mobile World Congress 2012 [Video]

We just showed you hands on videos with LG’s Optimus 4X HD and the Optimus 3D Max and now thanks to Laptopmag, we have got one of the Optimus Vu. The Optimus Vu is LG’s attempt to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Note, with a 5-inch 1024 x 768 display capable of producing a brightness of 650 nits. That’s pretty bright. And just like the Note, the Vu comes equipped with a specialized stylus and currently runs Gingerbread, but LG plans to upgrade to ICS soon after its launch. Check out the hands on video below and let us know what you think of the aspect ratio. Do you love it, or hate it? I am still on the fence.

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Hands on with the LG Optimus 3D Max from Mobile World Congress [Video]

LG is going to make a big splash at Mobile World Congress this year. We’ve already got a hands on with flagship Optimus 4X HD. Now we bring you the hands on with the Optimus 3D Max, which is the follow up to the Optimus 3D or for those of you in the U.S., the LG Thrill. The Optimuc 3D Max will also be called the Cube in Korea. It will be the first smartphone to be able to edit 3D photos and videos, and it will be compatible with LG’s new Tag+ stickers.

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Hands On with the LG Optimus 4X HD From Mobile World Congress 2012 [Video]

Mobile World Congress is now in full force and we finally got a hold of a hands on video of the 4.7-inch, quad-core LG Optimus 4X HD, LG’s newest feature phone. As you will see in the video, LG has added a pretty sweet video playback feature, one that allows you to zoom in on a particular object or area while in playback mode. They have even added a user defined slow-mo/speed-up feature that doesn’t alter playback quality. Pretty cool stuff! You’re definitely going to want to check this device out as soon as it hits the market, LG might actually make a solid come back with this one.

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ViewSonic details the ViewPad E70, ViewPad G70, and ViewPad E100

We already heard some rumored specs on the ViewPad G70, but today Viewsonic unveiled it along with the ViewPad E70 and ViewPad E100.

Let’s start with the ViewPad E70 (pictured above) which is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet that comes in at a very reasonable price of £129 ($205). It will have a 7-inch display, a 1 GHz processor, 4GB of storage, a front-facing camera (only), WiFi, and a microSD slot. It will be available in Europe by the end of June.

Next up is the ViewPad G70 (pictured below) which is also a 7-inch (1024 x 600) tablet with Android 4.0, but includes 1GB of RAM, 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, and connectivity for 3G, WiFi, and Bluetooth. It will also feature mini HDMI, Micro-USB, and Mini-USB ports. The ViewPad G70 will be priced at £260 ($410) and again will become available by the end of June in Europe.

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