Newsletters
News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Mobile Tech
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
LG
LG's Optimus G Pro Joins 'Phablet' Club at AT&T

By Adam Dickter
May 1, 2013 4:00PM

    Bookmark and Share
LG's Optimus G Pro accesses AT&T's 4G, long-term evolution high-speed data network and runs Google's latest Android operating system. 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7-GHz quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM. The Optimus G Pro touchscreen is 1080p high definition IPS with a resolution of 400 pixels per inch. It hits shelves May 10.
 



LG and AT&T are about to further test the waters to see if consumer tastes are gravitating toward bigger smartphones that meet tablets halfway. Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 is already available with a 5.5-inch screen, and now it has a rival in LG's Optimus G Pro, with the same display size.

The Optimus G Pro hits store shelves on Friday, May 10, via the second-largest U.S. carrier at $199, with a two-year voice and data contract. The Pro was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress and launched at an event Wednesday in New York. Pre-orders begin Friday.

Well-Endowed

Apple upped the size of its latest iPhone to 4 inches last year, but many devices are already pushing the envelope past 5 inches. Samsung's new Galaxy S 4 is at 5 and a future Note with a screen just under 6 inches has been rumored. Huawei's Ascend Mate already has a 6.1-inch screen.

"Seems like there is a sizable population of consumers who want these large displays -- less talk, more browsing," said wireless analyst Ken Dulaney of Gartner Research.

"With innovations like cargo pants the size is no longer a problem. Women can easily fit them in their handbags."

The Optimus G Pro accesses AT&T's 4G, long-term evolution high-speed data network and runs Google's latest Android operating system. 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). It packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.7-GHz quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM. The touchscreen is 1080p high definition IPS with a resolution of 400 pixels per inch.

But not only the screen size is well-endowed: The rear camera features a generous 13-megapixel high-definition shot, more than the iPhone's 8 megapixels and the same as Samsung's flagship Galaxy S 4. The Pro's camera features dual recording for simultaneous stills and video, with a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera for video conferencing.

The Pro ships with 32 GB of on-board storage, with support for up to 64 GB of expandable memory.

"The LG Optimus G Pro gives AT&T customers the ability to create and share rich content easily," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president for devices at AT&T, in announcing the phone.

Needs Marketing

The Optimus G Pro has some tablet-like applications similar to Samsung's Premium Suite for the Galaxy Note. VuTalk allows users to draw and share notes in real time (based on LTE availability) between compatible devices. QSlide 2.0 lets you overlay up to two application windows on an existing open application for multitasking. QuickMemo allows screenshots and personalized notes, drawings and messages to be shared via social media, text or e-mail.

In February, LG came in last among top OEMs in U.S. market share as estimated by comScore, with 6.8 percent, down from 7 percent in November. But there is hope, Dulaney. said

"LG has the technology to compete, so they will keep trying," the analyst said. "With so many devices seemingly similar, it will be up to the marketing folks at LG to make [the Optimus G Pro] a success."
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



APC has an established a reputation for solid products that virtually pay for themselves upon installation. Who has time to spend worrying about system downtime? APC makes it easy for you to focus on business growth instead of business downtime with reliable data center systems and IT solutions. Learn more here.


 Mobile Tech
1.   Virgin Mobile Offers Custom Plans
2.   Asana Revamps Mobile App
3.   Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions at Risk
4.   FTC Wants Fix for Mobile Cramming
5.   Facebook To Force Use of Messenger


advertisement
Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions at Risk
Users: stick to apps from Google Play.
Average Rating:
Dell, BlackBerry Downplay Threat
Say Apple-IBM alliance can't hurt them.
Average Rating:
BlackBerry Acquires Secusmart
German security firm offers street cred.
Average Rating:


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
IBM Beefs Up Identity Intelligence Security Solutions
Big Blue is betting big on identity intelligence. IBM just acquired a private firm with security software to govern user access to apps and data across cloud and on-premise environments.
 
Tor Internet Privacy Service Warns Users It Was Breached
You may never have heard of the Tor Project, but the Internet privacy service is making headlines. Tor’s devs say users might be victims of an attack launched against the project earlier this year.
 
Canadian Government Charges China with Cyberattack
The government of Canada is not happy with China. Canadian officials have accused "a highly sophisticated Chinese state-sponsored actor" of launching a cyberattack on its National Research Council.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
AMD's ARM-Based Opteron Out in $3K Dev Kit
It's dubbed "Seattle" and it's AMD's first 64-bit ARM-based Opteron processor. The low-power chip is being released as part of AMD’s Opteron A1100-series developer kit, and aimed at high-end data center needs.
 
Apple Updates MacBook Pros, Cuts Prices Up to $100
The popular MacBook Pro laptop line just got an update and a price cut of as much as $100. The MacBook Pro with Retina display now includes faster processors and double the memory.
 
Dell, BlackBerry Not Sweating Apple-IBM Alliance
IBM's recent move to partner with Apple to sell iPhones and iPads loaded with corporate applications has excited investors in both companies, but two rivals say they are unperturbed for now.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Virgin Mobile Offers Custom Smartphone Plans
As the wireless carrier wars continue heating up, Virgin Mobile just threw the customization coal onto the fire. The firm has debuted a no-annual-contract plan with rates based on individual use.
 
Collaboration Provider Asana Revamps Mobile App
Asana, a collaboration software provider started by a Facebook founder, is now out with a rebuilt native iOS mobile app. It replaces one that even the company admits was not up to par.
 
FTC Wants Fix for 'Perfect Scam' of Mobile Cramming
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidelines to curb “mobile cramming,” a troublesome practice that adds unauthorized third-party charges to mobile phone bills.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.