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Verizon makes the LG Revolution release date official: May 26th for $249.99

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Verizon makes the LG Revolution release date official: May 26th for $249.99
The Verizon-bound 4G-capable LG Revolution just got confirmed with an official release date of… May 26th, matching the numerous rumors. The price tag on Big Red’s third LTE-enabled smartphone stands at the hefty $249.99 with a two-year contract, but that’s not all that much of a surprise after the similarly specced HTC ThunderBolt arrived with the same price, while the Samsung DROID Charge pushed the boundaries with its $299.99 price tag.

The LG Revolution sports a single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz powering Android on a 4.3-inch WVGA screen. It houses a 5-megapixel auto-focus snapper with LED flash on the back and a 1.3MP camera up front. Interestingly, the Revolution will come with mobile hotspot functionality supporting up to 8 devices, which was launched as a trial with the ThunderBolt and is expected to turn into a paid feature come June 16th, but we have no information about whether users will have to pay to use it on the Revolution. In addition, the new 4G device will appeal to cinemaniacs with a pre-installed Netflix app. On the downside, however, it will come with Android 2.2 Froyo.

source: Verizon via ZDNet

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posted on 25 May 2011, 09:57

1. dudemanrod (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


single core froyo for $250 w/ 2 year contract... makes sense...

posted on 25 May 2011, 19:09

13. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ya honestly... what is up with verizon going above 199... thats supposed to be the golden number...

posted on 25 May 2011, 20:59

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


Sprint & T-Mobile did so before them on their 4G phones as well Lucas.

posted on 26 May 2011, 13:54 1

19. vzwservesmewell (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 May 2010)


Before Android and during the transitional years between WinMo to Blackberry, WinMo phones were often over $300 on 2 year contracts.... Phone companies are competing with entry level iPhones at $200 otherwise I think you'd have seen more phones over $200. LTE is new, fast, more expensive for now, and something Apple can't offer....

posted on 25 May 2011, 11:25

2. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


So was Thunderbolt and Charger was even higher. This is better than Tbolt in battery, screen and HDMI.

posted on 25 May 2011, 12:51

6. jcoberg10 (Posts: 110; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)


i felt the dummy version it's a beast super thick and heavy.

posted on 25 May 2011, 11:31 1

3. Papa_Leo (unregistered)


LG hardware in general is not up to par with HTC and Samsung. Also LG is always last with upgrading their phones to a new OS. I am still waiting for Droid Bionic.

posted on 25 May 2011, 12:25 2

4. Tyler (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Apr 2011)


Papa_Leo,
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the Droid Bionic is NOT going to be released at all.
I visited a website called phonedog.com and said it has been cancelled and will be replaced by the Targa.
DROID Bionic cancelled, to be replaced by Targa. I know that when you search that website that it still shows the Droid Bionic is still avail. but I did searching on other websites and it showed it had been cancelled.

posted on 25 May 2011, 12:51

7. dudemanrod (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


"UPDATE: The folks at Droid-Life have also heard that the Bionic may be getting the axe. However, another insider by the name of blackmanx is reporting that all of this cancellation news is nonsense and that the Bionic is, in fact, "well on track for the expected release date.""

posted on 25 May 2011, 13:59 1

8. ATTCallCenter (unregistered)


The Bionic to which was first released as the "Bionic" is going to be another one of their phones released with the same name, your both right and both stupid

posted on 25 May 2011, 14:07

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


God enough about the bionic already. Different phone but same name.

posted on 25 May 2011, 14:10

10. cnerd (unregistered)


Just hope my kid can get one tomorrow!

posted on 25 May 2011, 14:57

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


it would've been great if it had kept Stock Android like it had at CES and it hadn't been "Binged" even i would have taken a look at it if it had those things changed about it.

posted on 25 May 2011, 15:09

12. Rich (unregistered)


enough with the bionic. itll just be motojunk anyway. keep waiting for your 4G phone while time passes by. then youll realize the wait was not really worth losing out the time on 4G and you should have just went with an earlier phone.

posted on 25 May 2011, 23:09

16. dafunkinfoman (unregistered)


wow i just saw it on the website alright go phone arena
http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controlle r?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedP honeId=5659&deviceCategoryId=1

posted on 26 May 2011, 13:52

18. vzwservesmewell (Posts: 29; Member since: 05 May 2010)


My prediction: This phone will be a dud. Netflix app being advertised on it will help as well as the fact that LTE competition isn't strong on VZW yet. The buggy performance of the Samsung Charge and horrendous battery life of the Thunderbolt provide a window for LG to do well but with the current speed of advancement like it is, by Fall much better phones will come along. So, not only will LG need to over come an already poor reputation in the Android game (Ally and Vortex), they will need to have a phone that runs really smooth in order to withstand the onslaught of Dual-Core LTE phones which customers looking for high end devices are well aware of.... That's my take anyway.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 23:48

20. jewlekim (unregistered)


this phone is amazing i bought it last week so worth it!

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