By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
New York — LG Electronics took its latest cutting-edge television offerings to the Luxury Review at the Metropolitan Pavilion, here, Thursday to give well-heeled aficionados of life’s finer things a taste of its Ultra High-Definition TVs and its flagship curved-screen OLED TV.
LG presented Ultra HD models from its 9700 series, 9650 series and 84-inch 9600 series ($16,999).
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Denver – LG Electronics formally unveiled a pair of lower-price Ultra High-Definition TVs that were recently hinted at by the parent company in South Korea.
With the two additions, LG increases its Ultra HD model assortment to five.
Although not a floor exhibiter, LG made the announcement here on the first day of CEDIA Expo 2013, to flag attention to A/V specialist and custom installers who typically associate with state-of-the-art technologies.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – LG Electronics USA said Wednesday it is using its role as an NCAA corporate partner to embark on an 11-school fan-experience tour.
Scheduled stops on the LG tour include: campuses where key NCAA football match ups are scheduled, in order to give fans the chance to witness demonstrations of LG’s Smart TVs and Smartphones while having the opportunity to win season tickets for each home team’s 2014 football season.
Overland Park, Kan. — Sprint set its price for LG’s flagship G2 smartphone but, unlike its three national rivals, the carrier didn’t set a precise availability date for the 5.2-inch phablet other than to say the device will be available in time for the holidays.
The carrier did announce that it would begin taking preorders from consumers on Oct. 11, indicating that Sprint’s G2 won’t be available until at least a month after it’s available from all three national rivals.
Berlin — LG used IFA 2013 here to issue an aggressive new mission statement on the global rollout of next generation TVs.
LG said it plans “to quickly expand the OLED TV market,” by selling its sets not only in department stores and luxury retailers but also large consumer electronics chains with national networks.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — LG Electronics has officially cut the price on its 55-inch curved-screen FullHD OLED TV to $9,999 in the U.S. and has dropped the price on its current 55-inch Ultra High-Definition LED LCD TV by another $500, to $4,499, the company confirmed to TWICE.
An LG spokesman confirmed dealer leaks to TWICE that it has cut the unilateral pricing policy (UPP) ticket of the 55-inch curved-screen FullHD OLED TV (model 55EA9800) in line with a recent announcement by the parent company in South Korea.
Bellevue, Wash. – T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and AT&T announced launch dates and pricing for LG’s new flagship smartphone, the G2.
Sprint previously promised to offer the device but hasn’t revelaed a price or date.
The G2 was unveiled last month and will be the focus of LG’s biggest cellphone marketing campaign to date. The G2 is the first LG flagship smartphone to be launched by all four national carriers.
Berlin — LG Electronics will use IFA 2013, held here Sept. 6-11, to unveil its 55-inch wall-mountable Gallery OLED TV.
LG OLED model 55EA8800 is billed as a stylish flat-screen OLED TV offering an understated frame with powerful and unobtrusive canvas speaker system.
Seoul, South Korea — LG will re-enter the tablet market at this week’s IFA 2013 trade show, where it will show an 8.3-inch Android tablet.
The unit will be rolled out globally in North America, Europe, Asia as well as other regions starting in the fourth quarter. Pricing of the LG G Pad 8.3 was not announced.
The Android 4.2.2 device, part of the company’s flagship G series of mobile devices, is promoted as the first 8-inch tablet with FullHD display.
El Segundo, Calif. — Even as the market for the first curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV sets begins to emerge, display markers are advancing another compelling application to follow – flexible OLEDs.
That’s right – flexible. Such technology would make for virtually unbreakable portable devices and could eventually lead to foldable or rollable self-emitting displays that can be rolled up and pulled down, like a window blind.
But it will still be three or four years before the big-screen applications are ready for primetime.