LG's Answer To The Galaxy Note: It's the 5-inch Optimus Vu

What if South Korea's own LG had an answer to South Korea's other technology mega-corp? Oh, wait. They do. The answer to the Galaxy Note has arrived, and it's called the LG Optimus Vu. While it remains to be seen if the Note will strike a chord with global audiences, it's clear that the half-phone, half-tablet "thing" is going to be tried out by at least a couple of companies. The Vu will ship with a 5-inch, 4:3 aspect ratio display (1024x768), an LTE radio, IPS display tech and a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. There will also be 32GB of internal storage, a 2,080mAh battery and Android 2.3. There's also a style (Rubberdium pen), a QuickClip hotkey that allows users to conveniently capture screenshots and memos with a single push, support for note-taking and included Polaris Office. Yep, sounds a lot like the Galaxy Note.

It'll be 8.5mm thick, boast an HDMI port, DLNA support and an 8MP camera. It'll be introduced first in Korea, with other markets to likely be announced at Mobile World Congress.