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Even more proof points to a May 26th release for the LG Revolution

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Even more proof points to a May 26th release for the LG Revolution
Just a few hours ago, we got word that the third Verizon 4G smartphone, the LG Revolution, has shown up in Best Buy's system with a May 26th release date, which is the same day the Motorola DROID X 2 and Sony Xperia PLAY play are due out.

Now we have even more proof that the LG Revolution will hit on the 26th, thanks to the people over at Droid-Life. Shown in full detail is the device's Launch Packet, which states the Revolution will have a 1GHz Snapdragon processor (single-core), 4.3" WVGA display, Bluetooth version 3, 5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, 1.3MP front camera, HDMI output, DLNA, and will come with a 16GB microSDHC memory card. The Revolution will run on Android 2.2 Froyo and also comes with the Netflix app pre-loaded for streaming videos, as well as Let's Golf 2 and Rock Band. Supported video formats for playback will include DivX, WMP, MP4, 3GP/3G2, and there a Dolby audio mode.There is also going to be a wireless charging accessory, that can charge the 1500mAh battery in 4 hours.

Pricing for the LG Revolution is expected to be about $249, the same as the HTC ThunderBolt.

So do you plan or purchasing the LG Revolution, or going with the Samsung Droid Charge or HTC ThunderBolt? Keep in mind there's also the Motorola DROID BIONIC Targa that is due out this summer.

source: Droid-Life, and LG Revolution User Manual

Even more proof points to a May 26th release for the LG Revolution
Even more proof points to a May 26th release for the LG Revolution

Even more proof points to a May 26th release for the LG Revolution
Even more proof points to a May 26th release for the LG Revolution


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posted on 17 May 2011, 18:44

1. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


The date on the display of the unit pictured is 5-25. I guessed a 5-26 release as soon as I saw that on one of the think LG trainings I did.

posted on 17 May 2011, 19:00

2. bossmt_2 (Posts: 437; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


SHould wait to see how it performs.

As it stands when it comes to features and price

Thunderbolt>Revolution>Charge

Charge is the best phone but for 50 bucks more...I don't think so. Now the Bionic coming out would be but..

posted on 17 May 2011, 19:10

3. p3ni5pump (unregistered)


glad they got rid of the Silver/Black design on the back of the phone and went with all black w/chrome strip. design is top notch! but im not sure if the WVGA and Optimus UI will meet todays standards. we shall see soon enuff i guess...

posted on 17 May 2011, 20:02 1

4. bearwoody (unregistered)


Longtime VZW customer headed to churn. Sick and tired of the best carrier always being a day late and a dollar short with phones. No gingerbread? No dual core? None of their HTC phones coming with Sense 3.0? Tired of all the crap phones that are out-of-date before they're even released. Even the Fascinate was the last of the Galaxy phones to be released on a major carrier. Sensation would be perfect, except it's going to T-Mobile, and I swore never to pay another penny to AT&T after the way they treated us with their crappy service. So it's going to be Sprint with the EVO3D. I couldn't care less about 3D, but at least it'll be the top phone for a couple months. The EVO brand is a proven winner. And Sprint needs the help, otherwise we're down to only 2 major carriers with all the price gouging that'll come along with it. And Sprint will be LTE by the time I'm ready for my next upgrade. Unlimited data, no throttling, $125 gift to port my number, waived activation fee promised: it's a no-brainer.

posted on 17 May 2011, 22:43 1

7. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you'll probably regret it guy, apparently the manufacturers are having a tough time getting the LTE Radios and Duel-Core chip sets to play nice. now if the rumors surrounding the Tegra 3 and Verizon are any indication LTE + Tegra 3 must be a go and so far it looks like Verizon will be the first to pack that kind of power.

posted on 17 May 2011, 22:44

8. steven252000 (Posts: 64; Member since: 10 Feb 2010)


You know bearwoody I agree with you. I too am tired of Verizon getting phones that are basicly old news by the time they come out. Seems every other carrier gets all the latest and greatest phones while Verizon is stuck in the slow lane. And bad thing is even the hints and rumors of upcoming Verizon phones are boring. Oh well what do you do? In my area the coverage and service from Verizon is simple the best option for me. I guess I can hope that they some day get with the program and get some kick butt phones released in a timely manner.

posted on 24 May 2011, 21:36

19. lsutigers (Posts: 775; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Since you're thinking about it, we just switched to Sprint from VZW and are very happy with our decision. I picked up an EVO for myself and the wife got an Epic. The kids got Blackberries and an HTC Arrive (Windows Phone 7). Sprint's service in South Florida is awesome and the price cant be beat.

posted on 17 May 2011, 22:37

6. ihavesprint (unregistered)


^ that all sounds great but the service blows I'm waiting for the bionic to come out! Sprints 3g gets slower and slower everyday so if you not where wimax is you sol!

posted on 17 May 2011, 23:49 1

9. DeviantDroid (Posts: 51; Member since: 28 Apr 2011)


I am sorry but for the power house phones we have been seeing coming out... Verizon and Motorola could have done themselves a favor and made the Droid X2 a 4g phone and it would already be better then the 3 4g offerings they have already spat out...

I am sorry Verizon but with a phone like this I am very disappointed... I mean Single core snapdragon? 5 MP camera? Android 2.2?

If this is the best LG can give Big Red then I think Big Red should look else where...

I would not pay more then $200... 4g or not...

I Declare Fail... Just as I have on most of Big Reds latest releases...

I will stick with my Droid X until the Targa...

posted on 18 May 2011, 02:15 1

10. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


I think its quite funny that a lot of people see 1ghz or single core as fail. Windows phone and iphone have shown that its enough computing power for everything that will b done on a mobile device. For Android phones that are sluggish or just not enough it isn't the processor. For example look at the nexus s. That phone also proves single core is enough. Not saying I dont like or won't use dual core but unless I'm running a hardcore graphically intensive game I have no need for it. And those games are only on ios(for the moment) so ipad 2 is the only device I would imagine getting just for the processor. For Android devices I'm looking more at display quality and ram. As well as camera. And well now that Netflix had fragmented the os more I'm looking at that as well. Hopefully my aging but still well capable nexus 1 will get a port, or at least a hack.

Point is only a small minority care about the processor being more than 1ghz single core and a s.all minority of that will actually use that potential because lets face it...android doesn't have anything that will utilize that short of playing flash video smoother than previous devices. For most things its just overpowered. Like driving a vette through residential neighborhoods, you can't push it or even hear it roar.

posted on 18 May 2011, 02:27 3

11. droidlova (unregistered)


Funny how much people in here trip about having a dual core, megapixels, and OS.
I've realized most of you are really on the fringe when it comes to cell phones. I thought the Thunderbolt wouldnt sell for sure just based on all the crap that was said here....and BAAAAAM!!! That thing is selling a lot more that expected. A lot more. Sorry if it hurts your feelings.
It also amazes me how much people want that iphone. People here talking about how the Iphone4 was old technology and that the iphone5 was just around the corner,etc,etc. Now there may not be a new iphone until next year once LTE has gotten it rid of its growin pains. Im selling so many fricken iphones its not even funny. Heck I dont even have to sell them. I stopped trying to explain to people the diff operating systems.

You can say people are dumb, ignorant or whatever you want, but for the average person, having an iphone is like being on top of the world. At least thats what it sounds like, when they say "i want an iphone".
I wouldnt get an iphone over an android or even a webOS phone, but that's me. Quit complaining about how you cant get what you want. Move to Syria and then complain. As a matter of fact, as the saying goes, if you want to complain, go on the internet. Oh wait, this is the............

posted on 18 May 2011, 11:57

15. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)


well said

posted on 18 May 2011, 10:23 3

13. asdf (unregistered)


great choices verizon! HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge, and now LG Revolution.

would you like:

1. 4.3" screen, 1ghz processor, 4G
2. 4.3" screen, 1ghz processor, 4G
3. 4.3" screen, 1ghz processor, 4G

posted on 18 May 2011, 12:34

16. URC (unregistered)


I got the chance to use one of these for about twenty minutes a few weeks ago. Physically the phone is sweet. Slightly disappointed with the processor, but the LG skin over the OS is nice. I really couldn't care less about camera megapixels...LG makes due with "lesser" cameras and has been for a long time. The photos their 3.2 MP cameras on their mid grade phones were better than pics taken with the Motorola 5MP cameras. And as someone already pointed out, the iPhone's 5MP camera took better pics than any of the 8MP cameras out there. So MPs don't make the camera. HOWEVER, like everyone is saying...VZW is supposed to be the top dog. Why is T-Mobile getting the best phones? Makes no sense!

posted on 18 May 2011, 19:17 1

17. Podkova (unregistered)


Here's hoping LG actually made a good phone. Havent seen one in 3 years that didn't have major issues

posted on 19 May 2011, 04:33

18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3043; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


It's nice to see LG finally having a high end phone through verizon but come on. Why release 3 4G phones with very similar specs almost at the same time? Unless this is at a 200 dollar price I would not even think about it. I can justify the Thunderbolt and Charge being 250/300 due to both shipping with 32GB sd cards but if the Revolution ships only 16 gb and it's at 250/300 price, no sorry, no go.

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