By Lisa Johnston
New products on display at the American International Toy Fair, held in N
Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics hopes to make greater inroads into the bring-your-own-device market with the addition of Privacy and Business Virtualization to its Optimus Vu, which is called the Intuition in the U.S. and available on the Verizon network.
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.
Dallas – AT&T has become the first major U.S. carrier to announce plans for LG’s flagship Optimus G Pro phablet unveiled at the Mobile World Congress.
The Android 4.1.2 superphone with a 5.5 inch display will be available exclusively on the AT&T network beginning May 10 at $199.
The Boston terror attacks may have pulled the news media’s attention away from the shenanigans of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, but IHS iSuppli has taken a look into what a war on the Korean peninsula would mean for the CE world.
In a word: bad.
IHS noted that about 66 percent of the world’s NAND flash and 70 percent of the tablet display manufacturing takes place in South Korea. So any outbreak of hostilities would essentially result in the immediate halt of smartphone, tablet and computer manufacturing worldwide.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics (LG) is now taking pre-orders in its domestic market for a 55-inch curved OLED TV (model 55EA9800), with deliveries to begin next month, the company said.
LG’s specialized set will be offered in more than 1,400 LG retail stores, priced at 15 million won (approximately $13,500), LG said.
The announcement makes LG the first and only company so far to commercialize both a flat-screen OLED TV (a model began shipping in Korea last February) and a curved-screen variation.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — LG Electronics said Wednesday that it will host a Facebook chat at 9 p.m. EDT April 28 with comedian Joan Rivers from NBC’s “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” which is to feature an episode with LG smart appliances, smart TVs and smartphones.
LG Twitter followers will also have a chance to win prizes used by contestants on the show.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics shipped 10.3 million smartphones and had higher company revenues, but profits declined for the first quarter, ended March 31.
The smartphone unit sales in the quarter were the highest for LG since it entered the category, the company said, and its better-than-expected performance in LG’s mobile operations offset weaker results in the home entertainment business.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Display reported Monday its fourth consecutive quarterly net operating profit after seven losing quarters.
LG Display said earnings for its fiscal first quarter, ended in March, were 151 billion won ($135 million). The company showed an improvement from 211 billion won reported in the year-ago period, but was down 74 percent from the previous quarter.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. - LG Electronics has joined the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP), an industry consortium focusing on magnetic resonance wireless power transfer founded by Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm.
LG Electronics was nothing but net this week as it used a sponsorship of the NCAA’s Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four to promote both the LG brand portfolio and the nascent Ultra High-Definition TV technology it has seeded with a handful of strategic A/V regional and specialty dealers across the country.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — LG Electronics said Wednesday it is adding the PayPal e-commerce transaction service to its Smart TV platform.
The service is available now on 2013 LG smart TVs in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and will soon be included in LG smart TVs in France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Australia, with other markets to follow.