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AT&T to start selling LG G3 Vigor on Sept. 26

Posted by wicked September - 23 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off

AT&T recently announced that it would be carrying the LG G3 Vigor, a kind of step down version of the Korean manufacturer’s flagship device the LG G3. Now AT&T is announcing that the phone will be available for customers to buy online and via retailers starting September 26.

The LG G3 Vigor is basically the LG G3 Beat that was rebranded for US shores. It’s powered by a 1.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor supported by 1GB of RAM – this should be enough for users who browse and play the odd casual game on their smartphone. The LG G3 Vigor also carries a 5-inch 1280×720 HD IPS display.

All that said, it is still a quality mid-range phone which carries the panache of LG’s premium devices, and all of the ingenious software features LG users have grown to love. The control buttons at the back, hardly any bezel at all on the face of this device, and the highly-acclaimed Knock Code.

The LG G3 Vigor will be available to AT&T customers at USD$50 on a two-year contract and USD$335 off contract. AT&T is also bundling the Vigor with the LG G Pad 7.0 tablet for an additional 99 cents on your two-year contract, which is a good deal for a 7-inch LTE-capable tablet with a quad-core processor. The bundle is available for a limited time only.

SOURCE: AT&T

AT&T launching the LG G3 Vigor on September 26

Posted by wicked September - 22 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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On the heels of Sprint’s launch, AT&T will be launching this LG G3 Vigor later this week. The LG handset will be available online and at retail stores on September 26. With a new two-year contract, the G3 Vigor will cost $49 or $334 without. Through AT&T’s Next program, customers can bring home the mid-range handset for $13.96 or $16.75 per month depending upon how many months the cost is spread.

Hit the break for the full press release.

LG G3 Vigor™ with HD Voice to Hit AT&T Shelves on Sept. 26

DALLAS & ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept, 22, 2014 – AT&T1 and LG announced today that the LG G3 Vigor will be available for purchase on Sept. 26 for zero down and a $100 bill credit with a new line of service on AT&T Next.2

Customers can purchase the LG G3 Vigor for $334.99 with no contract, $13.96 a month with Next 18, $16.75 a month with Next 12,3 or $49.99 with a new two-year contract4 – all on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE Network,5 covering more than 300 million Americans. Available online at www.att.com and in AT&T retail stores, the LG G3 Vigor harnesses an ergonomic rear key and sophisticated design, versatility and security found in thepremium G3 smartphone – in a sportier, more compact form factor.

“The LG G3 Vigor delivers on the G-Series promise of power and style, and has HD VoiceSM from AT&T,”6 said Morris Lee, senior vice president and head of North American sales and marketing, LG Mobile Communications Company. “This makes the LG G3 Vigor an appealing choice for consumers who want a sportier handheld size without sacrificing performance.”

LG G3 Vigor Packed with New Features

The LG G3 Vigor, with its five-inch HD IPS display, weighs only 4.7 ounces and packs in a bevy of new features that add convenience and simplicity to the smartphone experience:

  • Camera with Laser Auto Focus and Tap to Shoot: Eight megapixel rear camera with Laser Auto Focus. In camera mode, simply tap once anywhere on the large, unobstructed viewfinder to focus the camera and take the picture.
  • Better Selfies with Gesture Shutter: Taking great selfies and group photos with the 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera are now easier than ever by raising your hand and making a fist, which initiates a three-second timer.
  • Knock Code: Secure your phone with a code created by using a customized sequence of knocks on the display to wake and unlock the phone.
  • Smart Cleaning: Remove temporary files and infrequently used apps to free up space and keep your phone running fast.
  • Versatility and Productivity: Write or draw and schedule memos to appear based on calendar or location inputs with QuickMemo+™; overlay and adjust up to two windows on the primary screen for advanced multitasking with QSlide Function.

Watch this video to see the LG G3 Vigor in action.

LG G3 Vigor and LG G Pad 7.0 LTE Promo7

For a limited time, anyone who purchases a brand new LG G3 Vigor is also eligible to bundle the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for only 99 cents with a two-year agreement and qualifying data plan.7 The LG G Pad 7.0 LTE features a 7-inch HD+ IPS display, powerful 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and a 4,000-mAh battery for long-lasting use. The LG G3 Vigor and LG G Pad 7.0 LTE can be paired together using LG’s QPair™ 2.0, letting you sync devices to receive and make calls, take messages, share photos and docs and more.

Key Technical Specifications:

  • Display: 5.0-inch HD (1280 x 720) IPS Display
  • Battery Capacity: 2,540 mAh
  • Platform: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Technology: GSM, LTE, HD Voice
  • Processor: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
  • Network: GSM Quad Band / UMTS Tri Band / LTE
  • Frequencies: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; UMTS 850/1900/2100; LTE Bands 2/4/5/17, Roaming Bands 1/3/7
  • Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSPA+, LTE
  • Dimensions: 5.42-inch (H) x 2.74-inch (W) x 0.39-inch (D)
  • Weight: 4.7 oz.
  • Talk Time: up to 17.5 hours8
  • Standby Time: up to 26 days and 11 hours8
  • Internal Memory: 8 GB; supports microSD™ card up to 32 GB9

The LG G3 Vigor earned five out of five stars on AT&T’s Eco-Rating system. The system, which rates the environmental factors of AT&T branded handset devices, was created to empower consumer choice around sustainability. For more information about this device’s rating, AT&T’s Eco-Rating System, and how you can join AT&T in making a difference, please visithttp://att.com/ecospace.

AT&T is focused on giving our customers a top-notch experience through fast and friendly service. Being recognized as the highest ranked wireless provider for overall purchasing experience by J.D. Power, for the third time in a row, shows this commitment to the customer experience is making a difference.10  AT&T outperformed competitors in the J.D. Power 2014 Volume 2 study and received the “Highest Satisfaction with the Purchase Experience among Full-Service Wireless Providers, Three Times in a Row.”

1AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

2Bill Credit Offer ends 9/30/14. Requires activating a new qualified line of service on a new smartphone purchased on AT&T Next. Remain in good standing to receive credit within 3 bills. Other charges and restrictions apply. See a participating store for promotion details.

3Requires 20-mth or 24-mth 0% APR installment agreement and qualifying credit and wireless service. Tax due at sale.  If wireless service cancelled, device balance due. Service costs additional. Other charges and restrictions apply.  AT&T Next Requirements:www.att.com/shop/wireless/next.html#fbid=mkEz9ThvDiO.

4$49.99 pricing. Requires 2-year wireless service agreement with qualifying data plan. Activation/upgrade, early termination and other fees, and restrictions apply. Pricing Requirements:www.att.com/att/planner/index.html#fbid=yRbS77904im.

5Reliability based on nationwide carriers’ 4G LTE. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. 4G LTE not available everywhere.

6LG G3 Vigor™ supports AT&T HD Voice which enables background noise reduction and crisp audio quality when both callers are using AT&T HD Voice compatible phones within the AT&T HD Voice coverage area and have HD Voice provisioned on their account. HD Voice has limited availability in select markets.  For further details on AT&T HD Voice and service restrictions, visit att.com/hdvoice.

7Smartphone req’s purchase via 2-yr wireless agmt or AT&T NextSM installment agmt and qual. svc activation. Tablet req’s purchase via 2-yr wireless agmt and qual. svc activation. See bundle req’s.

8Certain features may use more power and cause actual talk time to vary.

9Memory cards sold separately.

10AT&T received the highest numerical score among full service wireless providers in the proprietary J.D. Power 2013 (Vol. 2) and 2014 (Vol. 1 & 2) Full Service Wireless Purchase Experience StudySM. 2014 Vol. 2 based on responses from 10,079 consumers measuring 4 full service wireless providers and measures opinions of consumers who purchased a wireless product or service within last 6 months.  Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed January-June 2014.  Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

About LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc.  

LG Electronics MobileComm USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the U.S. sales subsidiary of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, a global innovator and trend leader in the global mobile communications industry. LG is driving the evolution of mobile forward with its highly competitive core technologies in the areas of display, battery and camera optics and strategic partnerships with noted industry leaders. LG’s consumer-centric products ― including the flagship premium G Series models ― incorporate unique, ergonomic designs and intuitive UX features that enhance the user experience. The company remains committed to leading consumers into the era of convergence, maximizing inter-device connectivity between smartphones, tablets and a wide range of home and portable electronics products. For more information, please visitwww.LG.com.

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LG G3 Vigor coming to AT&T on September 26th, $335 outright

Posted by wicked September - 22 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Earlier this month Sprint announced its pricing and release date plans for the LG G Vigor. AT&T quickly followed suit by announcing they’d carry it as well, though they didn’t reveal pricing or release info. Now AT&T has finally spilled the beans, revealing it will sell the handset for $334.99 outright or $49.99 with two-year contract starting September 26th.

For those that haven’t heard of the Vigor, it’s basically a watered down mid-range version of the flagship LG G3. The handset offers a quad-core Snapdragon 400 with 1GB RAM, a 5-inch 720p display, 8GB storage, an 8MP rear cam, 1.3MP front cam, a 2540 mAh battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. There’s also many of the G3’s software features like Knock Code, Smart Keyboard, Knock On, Smart Cleaning, Quick Memo and the list goes on.

LG has sure been milking the G3 brand recently, spitting out tons of variants in a manner that’s pretty reminiscent of Samsung’s strategy. Whether that’s a good or bad thing is probably a matter of opinion. Still, it’s nice to have decent mid-range options for those that can’t afford high-end flagships or simply don’t need all the fancy features of a flagship device.

What do you think of the Vigor, worth the price or would folks be better off getting a device like the Moto G or saving up for a flagship like the real G3?


Source: PR Newswire;

LG Wine Smart is a flip phone for the modern age

Posted by wicked September - 22 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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They were all the rage in early 2000’. And then smartphones pushed them aside, and the world forgot about them. But flip phones still have a following of sorts, even though the ones you still see today tend to be venerable old-timers.

Not the Wine Smart, LG’s new clamshell smartphone that launched today in Korea. The device packs a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 display, a quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable), an 8MP camera, and a 1,700 mAh battery. The Wine Smart is LG’s first smartphone of this form factor, and comes as a throwback to the Wine series of “dumb” flip phones that LG put out between 2007 and 2012.

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As reflected in the spec sheet, this isn’t a device that’s meant to impress tech lovers. LG actually hopes that the Wine Smart will impress senior citizens with a nostalgia for simpler days.

According to Yonhap News, a company official said LG is considering releasing the device overseas, without elaborating. For now, the Wine Smart will go on sale on September 26, in black and white options.

LG’s crosstown rival Samsung launched its own flip smartphone last year. The Galaxy Golden has slightly better specifications and two WVGA screens.

Do you see yourself using a flip phone?

LG announces Wine Smart Android-powered clamshell phone for the Korean market

Posted by wicked September - 22 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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LG has had its fair share of strange and daring devices over the years, but for their newest phone, the Wine Smart, the Korean manufacturer have gone down a more nostalgic path. The Wine Smart is an entry level Android phone running 4.4 KitKat, in a clamshell form factor. While Samsung has released similar devices, this one is aimed specifically at handicapped or elderly users, meant to be easy to use but far more powerful than the feature phones that typically use this form factor. Hit the break for a quick teaser video from LG.

Click here to view the embedded video.

Under the hood, the Wine Smart packs a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and a 3.5-inch 320 x 480px display. It will also feature 4GB of internal storage and a removable 1,700mAh battery. While this particular device won’t be leaving the Korean market, its success could lead to similar phones in the future. Let us know in the comments if you’d be interested in an Android-powered flip-phone, or has the time for such a device long-since passed?

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Source: GSM Arena

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LG Wine Smart is company’s first flip style smartphone

Posted by wicked September - 22 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

Like it’s chief rival, LG is getting back into the presumed extinct clamshell form factor. Unlike that said rival, however, the LG Wine Smart is groundbreaking, at least for LG, since it is the company’s first smartphone to bear that form ever since the it launched its Wine series back in 2007.

For quite a time, and longer in the US, flip phone or clamshells were en vogue. You’d see them everywhere, including as TV or movie set props. The arrival of the iPhone and its singular, flat body finally put the nail in the coffin, but some companies, particularly Korean ones like Samsung and now LG, have tried to keep that style alive today. While Samsung has been churning out at least one, sometimes two, such smartphones a year, this is LG’s first jab at a flip smartphone. Unlike some of Samsung’s models, however, the LG Wine Smart is clearly designed for a mid-tier market and one that caters specifically to elderly users.

The specs definitely betray that fact, with a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage that can be supplemented via a microSD card. The screen is a 3.5-inch LCD with a resolution of 480×320. Not is it only low, it also stands alone, unlike the dual-screen setup of Samsung’s equivalents. It does have two camera though, an 8 megapixel at the back and a VGA on the front. The 1,700 mAh battery is removable and replaceable.

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The LG Wine Smart has some features designed for older smartphone users, aside from the obvious presence of physical keys, of course. There is a “Safe Keeper” function that will automatically send out an emergency notification, along with necessary information like the phone’s location, to pre-defined numbers in case the smartphone is unused for a set period of time, which could be an indication that something is not right. Amusingly, there is also a dedicated physical button for launching Kakao Talk, presumably because everyone in Korea, even older people, know how to use the instant messaging service.

SOURCE: LG

LG G3 record-setting billboard is 250m long

Posted by wicked September - 19 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

LG has created a massive new billboard in Saudi Arabia to celebrate the new LG G3 smartphone. This billboard is as longer than two football fields at around 273 yards long. It has been certified by the Guinness World Records Association as being the longest billboard in the world.

The massive advertisement sits along a span of highway near the Riyadh International Airport. In the image, you can see floodlights every few feet along the entire span of the sign; it has to be incredibly bright at night.

LG expects the massive advertisement to be seen by around 20 million people during the year. Official measurements for the gigantic advertisement are 12m W x 250m L.

LG’s Saudi business head says LG “will become the face of the electronic industry greeting airport guests.” Airport visitors certainly won’t miss the giant sign.

SOURCE: Slashgear

LG billboard earns Guinness World Record entry

Posted by wicked September - 19 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

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LG has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for a classic advertising medium, the billboard. Constructed just outside the King Khalid International Airport in Saudi Arabia, the new LG billboard spans the length of two football fields. More precisely, the billboard comes in at 240 meters wide and 12 meters tall producing 3,000 square meters of advertising landscape for LG. The dimensions are great enough that it has been recognized as the world’s largest billboard and according to LG it will help the company become “the face of the electronic industry” greeting guests to Saudi Arabia.

According to LG, the structure is so large that they had to complete some additional engineering work beyond the standard billboard to ensure it could withstand the high winds and harsh Middle Eastern desert sand. LG says the entire structure weighs 1,800 tons.

Approximately 20 million people pass through the King Khalid International Airport each year. LG anticipates the billboard will generate more than $25 million per year in additional sales. For now, LG is pushing their LG G3 smartphone using the new billboard. Once that campaign is completed, they will move on to LG Electronics’ home appliances, air conditioners, and more smartphone models.

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source: LG
via: Android Authority

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LG G3 Vigor reaches Sprint with affordable price, great design

Posted by wicked September - 15 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

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Sprint subscribers looking for an affordable smartphone can now add the LG G3 Vigor to their lists of options. This neat device offers a great design, modest specs, good performance and most features you can find on the LG G3. Want it? It will be launched this Friday, September 19th in all Sprint sales channels. Vigorblack_low

LG G3 Vigor specs

  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 5-inch 720p IPS LCD display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB of internal storage
  • 8 MP rear-facing camera
  • 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 2540 mAh battery

The LG G3 Vigor looks much like the flagship G3, but it takes some hits in the specs in order to reduce the price. You will definitely notice the reduction in screen size and definition. Performance should be good with a Snapdragon 400 and 1 GB of RAM, but it will definitely lose when compared to high-end smartphones.

What I do love about LG is that they bring nearly all their software features to their low-end devices, a practice that is not very usual in the industry. Most manufacturers leave the coolest features for the high-end smartphones, even when there are no real hardware limitations.

LG G3 Vigor users will get Knock Code, Knock On, Smart Keyboard, Smart Cleaning, QSlide, Quick Memo and more. By the way, the device also supports Sprint’s Spark 4G LTE technology and WiFi calling.

Price and availability

Now, let’s jump into the most important factor – price. The LG G3 Vigor will cost you $299 off contract, which definitely not bad, even if similar phones out there come with similar (or lower) prices. The LG G3 Vigor may look and feel better to you, though.

You can also get it on payments with a $0 down payment and 24 monthly $12.50 payments. Are you signing up for one of these come September 19th?


Source: Sprint;

AT&T Confirms Release of LG G3 Vigor on Its 4G LTE Network

Posted by Tim-o-tato September - 15 - 2014 - Monday Comments Off

AT&T announced a new device for its network this afternoon, the G3 Vigor from LG. The G3 Vigor is much likes its big brother, minus a few of the top-tier specs. If you will recall, LG announced the G3 Beat not too long ago, and basically, the G3 Vigor is simply a rebranded Beat. 

AT&T has yet to announce official specs, but given its G3 Beat DNA, its safe to assume this device will feature a Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 2,530mAh battery, and run Android 4.4+.

AT&T was unable to announce availability or pricing of the device, claiming that info will come at a later date.

We will keep you posted for those interested.

Via: AT&T

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