Verizon Wireless And LG Bring Tablet Productivity And Smartphone Functionality With The Intuition™ By LG

The Intuition™ By LG

Verizon Wireless let us know about the release of the Intuition By LG. Read article below for details:

BASKING RIDGE and ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ — Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics USA today announced the Intuition by LG, a next-generation device that offers the full functionality of a smartphone and a tablet all in one slim, pocket friendly device.  The Intuition by LG, exclusively for Verizon Wireless, will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Sept. 6 and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Sept. 10 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.  The Intuition’s innovative design and features let customers record their most creative ideas while also staying productive, all in one device. Customers will also have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, which covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and will soon be available in more than 400 markets nationwide.

LG’s 5-inch display with high-definition detail gives customers a premium viewing experience with exceptionally sharp detail, and the 4:3 aspect ratio makes it ideal for reading e-books, watching videos, Web browsing and reviewing presentations.  The Intuition features the Polaris® Office app, allowing customers to view, create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations right on the Intuition’s large display and can even organize files by category or folder.

The QuickMemo™ app can be used with a single press of a button and allows customers to draw or write messages with the included Rubberdium pen or with their finger on just about any screen. Add a personalized handwritten note to pictures, maps, websites and easily share with friends through text messages, social media, email and more.  Customers can even pick different colors and pen types to help further customize their notes.

The Intuition also features the LG Tag+ app and two reprogrammable NFC (Near Field Communications) stickers that can be used to create and switch between different phone modes with a single tap.  For example, the stickers can be posted onto an office door or bedroom nightstand and customers simply tap the NFC sticker with their phone to activate a mode and tap it again to return to their original settings.  The different modes are customizable and include Car Mode, Office Mode, Sleep Mode and User Mode.  Settings like Bluetooth®, GPS, Wi-Fi and more can be turned on or off by tapping the back of the Intuition on an LG Tag+ sticker.

Additional Features:

  • 5-inch display with high-definition detail
    • 4:3 aspect ratio to fully use the screen size and eliminate dead space
    • 650 NIT display provides excellent legibility and sharp details even in direct sunlight
  • The Notebook app turns the Intuition into a virtual notepad for creating documents which, can include text, drawings, images, annotations, video and voice clips
  • Business ready with enterprise grade security, corporate data encryption with Data-at-Rest Encryption (DARE), secure multi-headed VPN for corporate network connections, remote wipe capability and more
  • Suite of Amazon apps includes Kindle, Shopping, MP3, Zappos, IMDB and Audible so customers can watch movie trailers, download audio books, shopping and more
  • 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video recording
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting
  • Enhanced camera features include voice commands to take a picture, continuous shot to take 6 shots with one tap and panorama shot to merge horizontal shots.
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM
  • Mobile Hotspot – Share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Bluetooth® Version 3.0 + HS
  • SmartShare – Share media wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices

Pricing and Availability:

  • Intuition by LG will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Sept. 6 and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores starting Sept. 10 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
  • As an online only promotion, customers who purchase Intuition by LG at www.verizonwireless.com between Sept. 6 and Sept. 10 will also receive a LG Tone Stereo Bluetooth® headset at no additional cost
  • Customers purchasing the Intuition by LG will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless data plan.  Share Everything Plans allow customers to add Intuition by LG to their account for $40 monthly access.  For additional information, customers should go to www.verizonwireless.com/shareeverything
  • For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich: Global Ready

Verizon Wireless let us know the following:

Motorola RAZR MAXX
Motorola RAZR MAXX

The DROID RAZR and the DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola will be the first 4G LTE smartphones on the Verizon Wireless network to be Global Ready.
The upgrade, which will begin on June 22, will also upgrade all smartphones in the DROID RAZR family to the popular Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

 

Ice Cream Sandwich features upgraded functionality and new features, such as Face Unlock. By looking directly at the screen, the smartphone recognizes its owner and automatically unlocks the device. It also includes Direct Access Lock Screen, which allows you to easily open camera, text messages, and dialer from the lock screen.

 

Customers can use the front camera to video chat with friends and family to share summer stories or even just to wave hello. The new Video Calling icon makes it easy to access video chatting apps like ooVoo and Tango.

 

The upgrade also enhances the voice input technology, typing your words as you speak emails or texts. Speak continuously for paragraphs at a time, add punctuation and even edit mistakes with voice input.

 

As a Global Ready device, customers with the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX will be able to have voice and data service in more than 220 countries, when subscribed to an international plan.

 

Additional information on the ICS upgrade can be found on the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola support page.

Archos 80 G9 Android Tablet

Archos 80 G9
Archos 80 G9 Android Tablet

The Archos 80 G9 tablet is a great buy for the money.  I did a lot of research before purchasing this tables, and I am most impressed with its speed and graphics.  Archos G9 tablets have access to the true Android Market unlike many other lower end tablets. Another great feature of the Archos G9 series is the ability to add 3G connectivity via an Archos USB 3G adapter. I have downloaded many games and apps that run smooth as silk on this tablet.  Angry Birds comes with the tablet and plays smooth as silk.  The Dual Core processor is plenty to make this tablet run with the best of them.  I have also found that it has a very long battery life. I have been able to take it along on jobs where I have wireless access and listened to the radio all day thru the tablet and not lost all the battery.  I have also used the tablet to view flash enabled websites and it works fine. Below are the specs from the manufacture web site.

Display characteristics • 8”: 1024 x 768
Application Framework • Android
Processor • Standard version: OMAP™ 4 smart multi-core ARM CORTEX A9 at 1GHz.
• Turbo version: OMAP™ 4 smart multi-core ARM CORTEX A9 from 1.2GHz to 1.5GHz (at start of 2012).
• 3D OpenGL (ES 2.0)
Capacity • Flash Memory: 8 or 16GB* + microSD Slot (SDHC compatible)
• HDD memory: 250GB*
Video Playback1 • MPEG-4 HD (up to 1080p)
• MPEG-42 (ASP@L5 AVI, up to DVD resolution)
• H.264 HD (HP@L4.2, up to 1080p@30 fps and 1080i/720p@60 fps)With optional plug-in:
• Cinema: MPEG2 (up to DVD resolution MP/D1)
With the above codecs, the device can play video files with the following extensions: AVI, MP4, MOV, 3GP, MPG, PS, TS, VOB, MKV, FLV, RM, RMVB, ASF
Audio Playback1 • MP3
• WAV (PCM/ADPCM)
• AAC3, AAC+ 5.13
• OGG Vorbis
• FLACWith optional software plug-in:
• AC3 5.1
Photo viewer4 • JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Subtitles • .srt, .ssa, .smi, .sub formats supported
Webcam • 720p front camera with 720p encoding
Interfaces • USB slave: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
• USB host: Mass Storage Class (MSC) (Micro USB/USB Host cable sold separately)
• microSD (SDHC compatible)
• HDMI output6 (Mini HDMI / HDMI cable sold separately)
Communication protocols • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
• Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
Miscellaneous • Built-in GPS
• Built-in speakers
• G-sensor
• Compass
• Built-in kick stand
• Built-in Microphone
Power source • Internal: Lithium Polymer battery
• External: Power adapter/charger
Dimensions & weight • Flash series: 226 mm x 155 mm x 11.7 mm (8.90 x 6.11 x 0.46 inch) – 465g (17 oz)
• Hard Drive series: 226 mm x 155 mm x 14.7 mm (8.90 x 6.11 x 0.58 inch) – 599g (21.9 oz)
Battery life • Music playback time7: up to 36 hrs
• Video playback time7: up to 7 hrs
• Internet navigation time 7: up to 10 hrs
Scalability7 • Device automatically downloads latest firmware updates when the WiFi connection is activated
• Updates can also be downloaded at www.archos.com
Minimum system requirements • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista, XP or higher
• Mac OS. X with Android Transfer Files application (not included)
• Linux with android MTP tool (not included)
• USB 2.0 interface

* 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity is less.
1/ Certain bitrates, resolutions, and/or file variations may not be compatible.
2/ MPEG-4 ASP@L6 (MPEG-4: ISO standard by Moving Picture Experts Group) without GMC.
3/ Does not read AAC protected files.
4/ Certain resolutions and file sizes may not be compatible.
5/ Not all Google applications are available in all countries
6/ External video output disabled for Macrovision®-protected contents.
7/ Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. Battery life and number of charge cycles vary by use and settings. Test run with low backlight.