Verizon's version of the LG Optimus Vu to be named "Intuition"

Verizon's version of the LG Optimus Vu to be named
LG’s 5” phablet has the US market square in its sites, and now we know more about the version that is headed to Big Red. According to tipsters speaking with Droid-Life, Verizon will emblazen their version of the Optimus VU with the name “4G LTE Intuition by LG”. This perpetuates the obnoxious habit of coining names with far too many words in them, but we expect it will just be known as the LG Intuition in day to day parlance anyhow.

We also get pricing news, as the Intuition will sell for $199.99 on contract, or $549.99 at full retail. It’s somewhat of a relief to see Verizon start to introduce more LTE handsets at the $199 price point, especially an oversized device like this that could have felt like it costs more because there’s just more stuff to hold.

This will be Verizon’s first phablet, as they decided to pass on the Samsung Galaxy Note last year. We can imagine they thought it would be a niche product, a suspicion many of us shared until it turned into the surprise blockbuster of the year. Now that the phablet market has been demonstrated to be a winner, we suspect it won’t be long before the Intuition is joined by similarly oversized devices by HTC and Samsung.

So if you are on Verizon and want to get in on the phablet action, hang tight as the cavalry appears to be on the way!

Verizon's version of the LG Optimus Vu to be named "Intuition"

source: Droid-Life

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Intuition
  • Display 5.0" 768 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2080 mAh(16.07h talk time)

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26 Comments

1. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I cant even tell you how unexcited I am for this. Maybe if i could get it for 199 off contract, but its just tooooooo ugly.

2. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Why would any carrier want this espically Verizon? Really verizon? i say screw this and pick up the Note 2 when it comes to stateside b/c i bet that will have more sales than that ugly and wide ass phone.

3. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Can't see signing a 2 year contract especially at Verizons prices) for that pos. F Vu Verizon.

7. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Then don't buy it. It really is that simple. Several other really good phones to choose from, and the upcoming 5" HTC is looking like a beast of a phone based on early benchmarks. That said, the LG lineup does suck. The Spectrum was a total fail, and the Lucid is an entry level/first smartphone smartphone at best.

10. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

No sh*t. Have no idea why you think I was asking for your advice ?

11. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Well you react to it so harsh like you will wind up forced to buy the d*mn thing. Your original post is quite as worthless as any post I've seen. F Vu Verizon? Really? Not very clever honestly and quite the overreaction about a device you won't buy..........

22. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

No point in explaining my response to you, if you keep misunderstanding what I said. A overreaction would be to take time out of your day to respond to a statement that has nothing to do with you. Was just my opinion. Ps. Get a life :-)

26. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Whatever dude lolz

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The naming of this phone seems awkward....

6. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

it does and makes you crave more for just the simple things. damn carriers.

5. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

if a wave of phablets are coming to verizon, my next device for my upgrade just might be that. It all depends though on how awesome the products are. Decisions decisions.

8. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

If the rumored HTC phablet comes to fruition, it looks to be a monster based on benchmark tests, and if it carries the rumored 5" 1080p HD display, it could get HTC back in the game.

9. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

im a little fickle in trusting htc as they failed with the thunderbolt completely. However, with the recent phones they have released they at least have brought a few things that were long over due. However, even with proper specs if it doesnt come to play, i wont consider it.

12. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I love my Rezound to be honest. Since the ICS update it has run smooth as butter. Only complaint would be battery life, and I don't know a 4G LTE phone other than the Maxx that doesn't get battery complaints. It should come to play, as Phone Arena's own articles showed it has been smoking other phones it is being tested with by around 60%. Numbers like that I would speculate it will be Verizon's first quad core phone. Pure speculation, of course, but it could be a monster.=)

15. FrostyDanny

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

Battery life isnt that big of Deal cause you can always swith out the battery...take Note Motorola

23. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Why would anyone take advice from some dumb ass who bought a Rezound. lol

25. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

If you haven't owned one or don't work in the industry, you really don't have anything to say about the phone. Not to mention, you tell me to get a life, yet you post specifically to initiate a personal attack on someone you don't even know? You really should take your own advice there medicci.

13. shnibz

Posts: 506; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Yeah I don't see anyone buying this thing.....probably a waste of time.... and wide shelf space VZW

14. FrostyDanny

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 15, 2012

What is with Verizon always getting the crappiest phones???? Plus they already have the LG Spectrum and the LG Lucid? This looks so ugly and uninterested why not get the Galaxy Note or the new one? i would so buy that over my current phone!

16. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

Still don't understand the point of phablets. Maybe as market to men that are tall and have HUGE hands, but I can't even hold it with one hand let alone text, and people look ridiculous holding it up as a phone. And I don't own a single pair of pants whose pocket would fit this thing.

20. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

I agree. I'm not a small guy, but I do like a phone I can fit in my pocket without wearing ridiculously baggy pants, and I hate belt clips. To me, the sweet spot is the 4" to 4.3" size, maybe 4.5". Just my preference. For those that like the phablets, more power to ya. Another great thing about Android is the selection.=)

27. dragonstkdgirl

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 07, 2012

I know a couple guy friends that are 6'4" and 6'5".... they are the only possible guys I can think of that might benefit. They're Air Force so their pockets on their uniforms are huge anyways.

17. amazinghorse

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

Did anyone take "note"

21. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

lol I caught it.

18. amazinghorse

Posts: 38; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

forget it.

19. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

i dont understand why ppl are hating on this phone.. if u dont like it, dont get it. simple

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