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LG Electronics on Wednesday started selling what it claims is the world's first 84-inch Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV in the Korea. That's a lot of screen real estate, and LG packs it full with support for a 4K (3840x2160) resolution, which offers four times as many pixels as a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) panel. "The 4K display market is still in its infancy but it was important for LG to claim a stake in this space," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company, "LG’s UD 3D TV represents a whole new level of home viewing experience because it offers every advanced... Read more...
Even though tablets are red hot right now, interest in that segment by LG Electronics has grown lukewarm. Going forward, LG will shift its focus away from tablets and concentrate on other mobile devices,perhaps taking another look at slates sometime down the line. LG told Bloomberg in an email that it has "decided to put all new tablet development on the back burner for the time being in order to focus on smartphones." Driving the point home, LG also stated that it "doesn't see [Microsoft's] Surface competing with anything we're focusing on at the moment." Rather than spread its resources thin,... Read more...
LG's giving its Optimus smartphone a second act. Simply enough, it's called the Optimus 2, the details of which are now available on LG's website, along with a photo gallery. What you'll find if you surf on over is a mostly entry-level smartphone device, at least by today's standards, with what could be an unmolested version of Google's Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) platform running the show. Tech specs include: 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen (320x480) 800MHz processor 3.2MP rear-facing camera Virtual QWERTY keyboard Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR 2GB microSD card included (supports up to 32GB) GPS The Optimus... Read more...
ARM Semiconductor, the company whose IP drives a lot of the world's smartphone and tablet devices today, posted excellent Q1 results for the past quarter. Revenue was up 26 percent to $185.5 million and the company's growth significantly outpaced the overall growth of the semiconductor industry. It signed a total of 39 licensees for its technology this last quarter, and 35 in Q4 2010. A total of 1.85 billion ARM processors were manufactured during Q1, even as the licensing firm signed agreements with the likes of Broadcom and LG Electronics. At present, 61 percent of all mobile device processors... Read more...
Earlier this week, LG Electronics confirmed plans to use a dual-core processor from NVIDIA in its line of Optimus smartphones. This is a big win for NVIDIA, which has been working hard to expand beyond graphics chips for PCs and enter the smartphone market with its Tegra chip. To date, we haven't seen many noteworthy smartphones use the Tegra chip. Instead, many devices such as HTC’s Incredible and EVO use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor or Samsung's Hummingbird chip which is used in the company's own Galaxy S line of smartphones. Microsoft's Kin line used the Tegra chip, but since... Read more...
Logitech's LifeSize Communications and LG Electronics are teaming up to offer a video conferencing system that is easy to use and offers HD video communications. LG's executive conferencing system is housed within a 24-inch HD display. The system is powered by LifeSize HD video communications technology and offers interoperability with Unified Communication providers. The system is designed to be easy to set up and use. The set up process requires the connection of two cables and can be completed in minutes. LG’s Executive Video Conferencing System is expected to be globally available in... Read more...
LG Display has unveiled a solar-powered e-book reader. Given the fact that the electronic paper these readers use already provide really long battery life as they draw power only when the page is being turned, this could mean no recharging necessary --- ever. All right, all right, on sunny days, anyway. That's because the solar cell in the new device will extend the running time of the e-book’s battery by a day for every four to five hours of exposure to the sun. However, according to LG's press release, they won't be ready to commercialize the reader, or the panel, until 2012. Right now, the solar... Read more...
Later this month, LG Electronics plans to start selling flat screen monitors that can function as virtual computers. These monitors will help users save costs by allowing multiple users to run programs off of a single PC.The new LCD SmartVine N-series monitors will utilize embedded virtualization technology from U.S.-based NComputing. This technology is based on the idea that today’s computers are so powerful that many applications use only a small fraction of the computer’s capacity. NComputing’s virtualization enables many users to tap the unused capacity and share the computer as if each had... Read more...
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