By Lisa Johnston
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Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — LG Electronics has no plans to open stand-alone showrooms or in-store shops in the U.S.
Despite a reported rollout of additional company stores overseas, and Samsung’s plans to open branded shops within Best Buy locations, LG has no plans to open or operate its own retail outlets, LG Electronics USA communications and public affairs VP John Taylor confirmed to TWICE in an email.
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.
Atlanta — The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four in Atlanta was the first major U.S. sporting event recorded in 4K as part of a closed-circuit demonstration in Ultra High Definition by LG Electronics and partners the NCAA, CBS Sports and Turner Sports.
The action was captured in 4K resolution for displaying game highlights on LG’s 84-inch class Ultra HD TVs at private viewing locations in the Georgia Dome.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — LG rolled out its next-generation Lucid LTE smartphone, the Lucid 2, through Verizon Wireless, which priced the phone for free with contract.
The Android phone replaces LG’s Lucid, launched a year ago by Verizon at $79 and targeted, like the Lucid 2, to first-time smartphone users because of price and user-interface features.
New York – LG Electronics gave its standout laser-based ultra-short-throw FullHD video projector a Big Apple sendoff and revealed its $9,000 suggested retail price tag.
The LG Laser TV, which ships in the U.S. in April, needs only 22 inches of separation from the screen to project up to a 100-inch image.
The projector will ship with a special 100-inch screen that helps reduce ambient light washout and includes LG’s smart-TV platform for access to a wide library of content choices.
Seoul, South Korea — A new feature that LG Electronics will add to its flagship Optimus G Pro smartphone will automatically pause video playback when a user’s eyes stray from the screen.
The feature, called Smart Video, uses the Android phone’s front-facing camera to detect when a user’s eyes wander.
Seoul, South Korea — LG Electronics said 27 of its 2013 products recently received Red Dot design excellence awards from a panel of 37 independent judges.
The awards were presented to top products in a field of 4,662 competing entries from 1,865 manufacturers, designers and architects from 54 countries.
LG said it won the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award for its new curved OLED TV. LG also received 24 other Red ot design awards in addition to two honorable mentions.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — LG Electronics USA, Learfield Sports and Best Buy have joined forces on a new promotion aimed at connecting with millions of collegiate hoops fans and campus communities leading up to the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.
Bath, England — LG Electronics’ U.K. sales division said Thursday that its long-anticipated 55-inch OLED HDTV is available for pre-orders at 9,999 pounds ($13,100) now, with deliveries slated for July.
LG said in January the 1080p 55-inch OLED model will go on sale in the United States later this month at a $12,000 suggested retail, but no official promotional retail launch plans have been announced. The set is already on sale in South Korea.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – A deal announced today will bring Hewlett-Packard’s open-source WebOS platform to LG.
The move is expected to bring an improved user experience and more compelling second-screen interactivity to owners of next-generation LG smart TVs and mobile devices, Skott Ahn, LG Electronics president and chief technology officer, told TWICE.
Seoul – LG will go to next week’s Mobile World Congress not only with its quad-core LTE Optimus G Pro with 5.5-inch full-HD display, but the company will also unveil two lower priced LTE phones to expand its LTE selection.
The two models are the Optimus F5 and F7, both of which are Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 phones. The F5’s worldwide rollout will begin in the second quarter in Europe, followed “soon” by the Optimus F7 in select markets, the company said.