LG Revolution

Dr. Jong-seok Park of LG Electronics takes the stage at the Verizon press conference and announces the LG Revolution, LG's first LTE device.  We'll update with specs and more information as it becomes available!  [Android Central's LiveBlog]

Update:  We have the press release, and the specs everyone wants:

  • 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
  • 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi capable
  • Mobile Hotspot capability – share 4G connection with up to 8 Wi-Fi devices
  • DLNA, HDMI and DIVX capable
  • Video telephony support with front-facing camera
  • Android 2.2 technology for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk, Google Voice and access to Android Market™
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • Bluetooth® 3.0 capabilities with support for Bluetooth Profiles Supported: Headset, Hands-Free, Dial-Up Networking, Object Push, Advanced Audio Distribution (stereo), Audio/Video Remote Control, Phone Book Access, and File Transfer
  • 16GB internal memory with microSD™ card slot with expandable memory up to 32GB
     

No official word on CPU or RAM, we'll keep looking.  Hit the break for the full presser.

Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones Lead Into the 4G Future With the LG Revolution
First 4G Device from LG Delivers a Next-Generation Smartphone for Customers Ready to Experience Blazing-Fast LTE Technology
LAS VEGAS, BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones today announced the first 4G LTE smartphone from LG, the LG Revolution. With high-speed 4G LTE connectivity that puts users in the action, LG Revolution offers complete HD support for streaming, playing and recording video multimedia while on the go. Equipped with a chic design, large 4.3-inch touchscreen and Android 2.2 platform, LG Revolution is the ideal device for users ready to experience the next level of smartphone power.
 
"LG Revolution combines the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network with the power of Android 2.2 to deliver a blazingly fast experience," said Marni Walden, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "The introduction of the first 4G LTE smartphone from LG is a positive addition to our robust lineup of powerful smartphones."
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless' 3G network.  Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company's entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
"Being an innovation and technology leader has always been a top priority for LG and we are thrilled to unveil a new level of smartphone capabilities and features," said Tim O'Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile. "LG Revolution marks the beginning of new technologies and products that will complement on-the-go consumers looking for high-speed connectivity in one compact device."
LG Revolution will be on display at CES in Verizon Wireless' booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center) and in LG's booth (#8205 in the Central Hall). For more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte and for more information about Verizon Wireless at CES, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/ces or follow the company on Twitter athttp://twitter.com/verizonwireless.
Key features:
  • 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
  • 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi capable
  • Mobile Hotspot capability – share 4G connection with up to 8 Wi-Fi devices
  • DLNA, HDMI and DIVX capable
  • Video telephony support with front-facing camera
  • Android 2.2 technology for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk, Google Voice and access to Android Market™
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard
  • Bluetooth® 3.0 capabilities with support for Bluetooth Profiles Supported: Headset, Hands-Free, Dial-Up Networking, Object Push, Advanced Audio Distribution (stereo), Audio/Video Remote Control, Phone Book Access, and File Transfer
  • 16GB internal memory with microSD™ card slot with expandable memory up to 32GB

Additional features:
  • Proximity sensor instantly locks touchscreen while talking on the phone
  • Full suite of messaging options – Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
  • 5.0-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and camcorder that includes:
    • Five different camera resolutions and three different video resolutions
    • Macro Mode for detailed, up-close pictures
    • Image editor with zoom, rotate, resize, crop, added frames and stamps
    • Customize brightness, white balance, shutter sounds, color effects and use self-timer
    • Optimize video quality with normal, fine or super camcorder settings

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visitwww.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About LG Electronics
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 80,000 people working in over 115 operations around the world. With 2009 global sales of 55.5 trillion Korean won (USD 43.4 billion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning and Energy Solution. LG is one of the world's leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

 
There are 8 comments

paa79594 says:

Looks a lot like the Dinc

richdroidx says:

Looks like droid inc mixed with droid x. Ffc too. But im sticking with moto or htc

hoosiercub says:

Sooo... Tegra 2? And I'm presuming easy root.

Icon says:

Im waiting to see the CPU and RAM. Given the right specs, this will be my next phone. But honestly Im not holding my breath. I am seriously disappointed in Verizon and lack of top end phones. When I say top end, I mean something to go toe to toe with the Atrix 4g for AT&T. Dual core and 1GB of RAM is what Im looking for.

Shawheim says:

no cpu specs

I'm also trying to get the most important spec of all: Is the bootloader locked? LG has been really hacker-friendly so far, let's hope Verizon allows that to continue

Grizzly420 says:

Mega fail if not dual core cnet says single core. I might just as well keep my inc with low rated specs I've seen minus from moto. But hackability is an issue with them so. Looks like I wont be upgrading any time soon. Just for 4g isn't worth it to me

ncbryan says:

If this phone has the Tegra2 and the 1500 mah battery, might do this one instead of the HTC Thunderbolt.

Most disappointed that no phones will be available until q2. shouldn't make us wait that long.