Pictures develop of the LG Tegra 2 phone for Verizon's LTE network
Even more exciting is the possibility that the pictured LG model is one of the half-dozen 4G LTE handsets that Big Red said it would have by the first half of 2011. There is some talk that the Korean-based manufacturer will introduce this model during the CES show January 5th. We had earlier reported that an LG model using the Tegra 2 chipset would be ready for Q4 of this year, but obviously that has been pushed back.
Those who have seen the unit close up say that the design is awesome and blows away the Motorola Olympus. Remember, LG was the first to announce a phone using a dual core Tegra processor and has said that web browsing is twice as fast and gaming is 5 times quicker using NVIDIA's chips. It certainly sounds like everyone is going to be raising the bar in 2011.
LG Tegra 2 Preliminary Specifications
source: Engadget via AndroidandMe
1. tomorrowisnow (unregistered)
Wow. VZW is releasing phones shortly such as the Droid Pro that will have specs nowhere near this LG phone. Something, or some upcoming phone, must have really scared VZW in order to allow the leaking of pics that will undermine purchases of the holiday lineup coming out in anticipation of this phone. Motorola (T2?), Samsung, or HTC must be unveiling a killer phone soon.
2. orientalmentalman (unregistered)
i just ji*** in my pants.
10. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)
Ugly? not a whole lot going on to make it ugly, is it the stripe on the back you dont like?
4. MIKE SAECHAO (Posts: 12; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)
Omg.. I can't wait for it..... and the motorola droid T2 can't wait.
6. me :D (unregistered)
WAIT IF LTE IS COMING WHY IS HTC SAMSUNG WINDOWS...MAKING PHONES WITH CDMA OR EVDO IF LTE IS COMING AND IF THEY CANT WAIT THEN USE THE ALREADY HERE 4G HSDPA ??? ITS LIKE THE NEW SAMSUNGS GALAXY PHONES THERE SUPPOSE TO BE ALL GREAT BUT THERE STILL WAY BEHIND THE IPHONE 4, HTC HERO SAMSUNG EPIC AND HTC G2???
7. newfdog 13 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)
Make it a 'world' phone and I'll take it!
9. remixfa (Posts: 14135; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
drop the caps and talk in full sentences. oi.
LTE is technically already here, there just are no phones to take advantage of it.
HSDPA is not 4g, its a max of 7.2 HSPA+ is marketed at 4g because it goes up to 21mbps, which is about twice as fast as sprint's "4g".
Why would they only make phones for LTE, that so far is offered on no carriers, going to be charged a premium, and be VZW only for the next few years. Not everyone can afford or wants an LTE phone on VZW.
11. lg sucks (unregistered)
sounds great... but lg has a terrible track record...they are not lagit smartphone contenders...so dont be fooled by the tegra talk .... wait for samsung or moto to make a like model... lg will find some way to screw it up
12. jeff (unregistered)
I don't understand why motorola will not tell us when their damn tegra 2 phone is going to be coming out. They told us months ago that they were making a 2 ghz phone, which was sorta incorrect, and got the public all excited. I am starting to get pissed because I was going to purchase a phone as I am able to upgrade right now but when Motorola said they were making a tegra 2 phone I waited. They originally stated it would be out by the holidays but I don't know about that as they were wrong with it being a 2ghz phone.
What is their deal. Just tell me damnit when you are releasing the fucking phone so I know wether to upgrade or not. I hate these rich snubby companies. Their products are good but their business is done wrong. Its retarded. If Motorola announced a month ago they are releasing their tegra 2 phone in december for the holidays, imagine how many MORE people would wait to scoop one up. The answer is ALOT. I am not waiting anymore fuck you motorola you lost my interest. It gets old after a while with the all the hype and gay rumors.
And the LG phone above is ugly as fuck. What the hell is wrong with these damn companies. I hate apple because I personally think their software is shit and os sucks, but a lot of other people like it. But personally apples iphone 4 is sexy as hell. There is not one flaw that I could point out on that phone. It is absolutely gorgeous in everyway. I just don't understand how other companies can be so dumb. Nice phone LG, hardware anyways, but the thing looks like it is fucking 2 years old. The only other phone that is as sexy as the iphone is the HTC Droid Incredible. Take the Droid X for instance, it's thickness is not uniform which totally ruins the phone. It looks retarded the top half of the phone sticks out over a half an inch and the rest doesn't. The buttons on the bottom are physical push buttons. How the hell does that make any sense. They are making a phone that is purely touch, no physical keyboard, and they make the buttons physical buttons. What the hell that is stupid. A consumer either wants the phone to be ALL touch sensitive, or either touch sensitive with a physical keyboard. If you're making a phone without a physical keyboard, the only thing that should not be touch sensitive is the volume button, or the buttons on the side of the phone because thats where you hold the phone and if they were touch then you would always be constantly pressing the buttons when you didn't mean to.
13. Bob (unregistered)
Tegra 2 on WP7 please