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LG Optimus Vu to make global launch next month and should hit the States sometime this quarter

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LG Optimus Vu to make global launch next month and should hit the States sometime this quarter
Monday got off to a great start for fans of the LG Optimus Vu. The 5 inch phablet with the boxy 4:3 aspect ratio has been available in Japan and Korea and last week the Korean based manufacturer said that it had sold 500,000 units in South Korea alone. LG has just announced that next month the device will be launched globally in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. LG''s statement last week confirmed a third quarter release in the U.S., most likely through Verizon. We have already showed you a number of photos of the LG Optimus Vu wearing the Verizon brand.

Verizon branded LG Optimus Vu
Unlike the design of the Samsung GALAXY Note, perhaps the LG device's main competition, the 4:3 aspect ratio gives the LG Optimus Vu a boxy appearance similar to that of a tablet. The Samsung GALAXY Note's screen has an aspect ratio of 16:9 which makes it look more like a giant-sized phone. The upcoming sequel, the Samsung GALAXY Note II will be introduced by Samsung on August 29th during an event being held just prior to the IFA show in Berlin. That model is expected to be introduced with a slightly larger 5.5 inch display, compared to the 5.3 inch screen on the original unit.

Verizon customers looking for a phablet have so far been out of luck as the Samsung GALAXY Note has not been made available to Verizon. At one time, speculation about such a device had been floated, but nothing came of it. That's why Big Red customers seeking such a model are looking forward to the U.S. launch of LG's latest flagship model.source: LG
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