By Lisa Johnston
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Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – LG and basketball legend Clyde Drexler have teamed up for the “Do Game Day Right” campaign for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Basking Ridge, N.J. — Verizon Wireless will again expand its selection of LTE-equipped tablets with the March 6 availability of an LTE-equipped version of LG’s G Pad 8.3 tablet.
Verizon has the lifetime exclusive on the tablet, which will be available in direct and indirect channels on March 6, a Verizon spokesperson told TWICE.
From March 6-10, the tablet will retail for $99 with a new, two-year activation, After that, the price goes to $199. Consumers can add the tablet to a More Everything plan for $10 per month.
Barcelona, Spain — LG unveiled a mid-tier LTE smartphone with Android 4.4 OS, 4.5-inch WVGA IPS display and 1.2GHz quad-core processor.
The F70 also features removable 2,440 mAh battery, said to offer the largest capacity in its class, and Knock Code, which appeared first in the upper-tier G-series phones and tablets. Knock Code lets users power on and unlock the phone by tapping the screen using one of 86,367 “knock” combinations. A knock pattern using from two to eight taps can be entered on any area of the screen, even if the display is off.
Seoul, South Korea — LG will go to next week’s Mobile World Congress with its first mini version of an existing premium smartphone.
The G2 Mini with 4.7-inch display is a smaller version of the premium G2 with 5.2-inch display. It’s designed to bring most of the G2’s premium user-interface features to a broader audience via a mid-tier device, LG said.
The phone will be available in several variations worldwide, including single- and dual-SIM models, 3G and 4G LTE, and four color options.
Seoul, South Korea – LG unveiled its third-generation L series of mid-tier Android smartphones, upgrading the hardware specs compared to its predecessors and bringing the Android 4.4 OS to the series.
The OS makes the three phones in the L Series III stand out in the mid-tier segment, LG said.
The phones also include the first L-series model with quad-core processor, and all three sport bigger screens than their predecessors.
All feature HSPA+ cellular data technology but no 4G LTE. Two models feature HSPA+21Mbps.
Seoul, South Korea – LG unveiled its premium G Pro 2 smartphone, which improves performance over the current G Pro by such means as boosting screen size to 5.9 inches from 5.5 inches and stepping up CPU speed to quad-core 2.26GHz from quad-core 1.7GHz.
The new model also adds such features as 120 fps HD video recording, 4K Ultra HD recording and 3GB RAM, up from 2GB. Like before, it has a FullHD 1,920 by 1080 display.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – LG Electronics said Monday it has cut the price yet again on its 55-inch curved screen FullHD OLED TV, as it seeks to secure a dominant position atop the new technology category.
LG said model 55EA9800, which launched last year at a $14,999 suggested retail, has been reduced to a $7,999 suggested retail.
The suggested retail had been reduced to $9,999 last September.
San Francisco – The LG-made Nexus 5 became the first Nexus smartphone available from Google in three colors.
Google added a red version of the Android 4.4 smartphone to join black and white versions.
Google sells the LTE handset unlocked and direct to consumers through Google Play for use on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks. The price is $349 for the 16GB version and $399 for the 32GB version.
Paramus, N.J. — LG Electronics USA recently opened “the State Room” — a giant-sized man-cave-themed lounge decked out in LG large-screen TVs — in the Westfield Garden State Plaza shopping center, here.
The State Room, which will be available to the public up through the end of March, features some of LG’s most popular models of high-end OLED, Ultra HD LCD and Laser (short-throw front projection) TVs.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — The Super Bowl may be coming to the New York City area for the first time, but a new study commissioned for area resident LG Electronics USA found “staygating” to be the latest trend on super Sunday.
LG Electronics said its national consumer study on home entertaining, identified “staygating,” where consumers are spending more time at home doing the things they love during their favorite games, as a popular trend.