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LG Lucid is official: LTE, dual-core, Android for dummies

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LG Lucid is official: LTE, dual-core, Android for dummies
It is official, folks! As expected, Verizon unveiled the LG Lucid and will be marketing it as an easy-to-use device made with first-time smartphone owners in mind. However, that doesn't mean that the smartphone will lag far behind the competition when it comes to specs. Underneath the hood of the LG Lucid we see a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and backed up by 1GB of RAM. Up front we are greeted by a gorgeous 4-inch touchscreen display protected by Gorilla Glass. A 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash resides on the smartphone's back and a front-facing camera for video chats is located above its screen. Android 2.3 Gingerbread comes out of the box, but an update to Android 4.0 ICS is being planned. And if that is not enough, the smartphone will ride on Verizon's 4G LTE airwaves for speedy web access on the go.

LG Lucid is official: LTE, dual-core, Android for dummies
But as we mentioned before, the LG Lucid is supposed to be an easy-to-use device, and as such, it comes with a handful of features that can facilitate every day tasks. For example, shortcuts to various apps can be placed right on its lock screen, and a Quick Dialer widget will allow for users to call their friends and family without opening their address book. Additionally, the device comes with step-by-step tutorials for those users who are not familiar with how their smartphone can be used.

The LG Lucid will be available both online and at Verizon outlets starting March 29. On contract pricing is set at $80 after a $50 mail-in rebate. For additional information, we have embedded the entire press release below.

source: Verizon

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posted on 27 Mar 2012, 09:33 5

1. mad5870 (Posts: 60; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Very smart idea. pretty good phone. This will make it easier for older adults to move to android. and also maybe some people might leave apple if it is as easy to use (grant it i think android is easy to use but i know people that think apple is easier).

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 09:58 1

2. NOKIA.8800.ARTE (Posts: 100; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)

This should do well....

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 11:00

3. CivicSi89 (Posts: 349; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)

Alot of people have liked the LG Spectrum. This should appeal as well. Because i have alot of people saying "i like the Spectrum. i just wish it were a tad bit smaller

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 11:03

4. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Only difference is no 720p. Screen

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 11:25

5. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

But the screen resolution is plenty high for the size of the phone, also it's a NOVA display so you won't have issues seeing the screen in direct sun light.

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 11:31

6. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

looks like a nice phone, particularly for the price.

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 11:42 1

7. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

android for dummies??? so now we know

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 13:22

8. CivicSi89 (Posts: 349; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


posted on 27 Mar 2012, 21:37 1

11. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

You should just change your name to trollking bro. Makes way more sense.

posted on 28 Mar 2012, 08:42

12. atheisticemetic (Posts: 377; Member since: 18 Dec 2011)

apple wasnt already for dummies?

a day late and a dollar short dude

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 14:14

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

$80 makes it an okay offering.

posted on 27 Mar 2012, 16:14

10. master0fursinz (Posts: 104; Member since: 26 Apr 2010)

Smoked By LG Lucid... I don't think any windows phone will allow you to make a call from the lock screen, or add any shortcuts for that matter.

posted on 31 Mar 2012, 19:36

13. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)

I thought the point of the lock screen was to avoid the phone from making calls while being locked. I'll be interested to see if this is a useful feature of if it causes "pocket dials"

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