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LG Esteem Officially Announced and Now Available for MetroPCS

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MetroPCS has officially announced their high-end LG Esteem smartphone. Specs start off with a 4.3 inch WVGA display, a 1GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 5 megapixel HD rear camera with a 1.3 megapixel front camera, 8GB of internal storage, a micro-HDMI port and more.

We’ve also got 4G radios inside. Metro’s offering this thing for $250 with no contract ($100 mail-in rebate pending).  That price is available through January 1st and if you go ahead and activate the $50 4G data plan, you’ll get 90 days of rhapsody access for free. Can’t really beat that. Head to your local store or go online at MetroPCS.com to get started. Read on for full press details.

MetroPCS Unveils the LG Esteem, the latest 4GLTE Android Smartphone for Entertainment-Minded Consumers

Feature-rich smartphone and 4GLTE services combine to deliver extreme value with no contract

DALLAS - (September 28, 2011) - MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS), and LG Mobile today introduced the latest addition to MetroPCS’ line-up of 4GLTE – enabled smartphones with the entertainment-packed LG EsteemTM. Available this week in stores and online, the chic new LG Esteem 4GLTE Android smartphone delivers an incredible entertainment experience for customers including music and multimedia applications like Rhapsody Unlimited Music and MetroSTUDIOTM. Powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), LG Esteem features a sleek, modern design for style-conscious consumers looking for the latest smartphone technology.

"Our customers want more entertainment services and multimedia, and the LG Esteem delivers all of the multimedia they desire right at their fingertips with the easy access afforded by our 4GLTE network," said Tom Keys, president and chief operating officer of MetroPCS. "By pairing a premium handset with the latest features and our unbeatable service offerings, we are providing our customers with a tremendous value. We’re the only no-annual contract, pay-in-advance carrier providing 4GLTE service today, and with our latest 4GLTE smartphone, consumers can take full advantage of our network and the exploding array of Android market applications available today."

At about half the cost of other 4G smartphone service plans today, consumers can truly have it all with MetroPCS’ $50 and $60 4GLTE plans, which include all applicable taxes and regulatory fees. For just $60, consumers can choose between unlimited music with Rhapsody or video entertainment with MetroSTUDIO - on top of unlimited Internet access, voice and texting services. With the vast music library provided by the new Rhapsody Unlimited Music service, music lovers can play, download and store or stream as many songs as they want, free from the per-track charges that come with most other music download services.

"LG Esteem is the ideal device for entertainment savvy consumers looking for on-the-go content and the latest Android technology," said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile. "Together with the MetroPCS 4GLTE network, LG Esteem provides users with a wide variety of features not previously accessible to no-annual-contract mobile consumers and delivers a truly enhanced user experience."

Capturing and sharing personal multimedia has never been easier with a front-facing camera and 5MP rear camera with flash, 720p HD video recording, allowing users to watch videos and view images directly from the handset’s brilliant 4.3" WVGA screen or use the micro-HDMI port and DLNA streaming capability to transmit HD content directly to home entertainment units, as well as face-to-face video calling using the Esteem’s pre-loaded Google Talk Application. In addition, LG Esteem is equipped with a 1GHz processor, 8GB of internal memory and Dolby® Mobile Surround 7.1 and a Corning® Gorilla® Glass Screen Protector. Combined with MetroPCS’ 4GLTE service, LG Esteem provides an unparalleled Internet and entertainment consumer experience.

LG Esteem will be available for $249 plus tax, after mail-in rebate, through January 1, 2012. Plus, customers purchasing the LG Esteem will receive Rhapsody Unlimited Music FREE for 90 days through a limited time promotional offer when they activate the $50 4GLTE service plan. Consumers interested in purchasing the LG Esteem can visit their local store or go online to purchase the phone and sign up for service.

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About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USASM, MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of June 30, 2011, MetroPCS had approximately 9.1 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of 55.8 trillion Korean won (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units - Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://www.lgmobilephones.com.

New Pics Of The LG U+ LTE Captured In the Wild – This Time With Less Blurrycam

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Some new images of the LG U+ LTE have surfaced online. Korean site Cetizen was able to gather these pics of LG’s upcoming flagship device in the wild, giving us a clearer picture on the device’s aesthetics and build quality. The chrome metal band around the sides of the device look an awful lot like the Samsung’s Galaxy S II X (Hercules) pictured yesterday.

On the back you have a rather uninspired textured battery cover, once again — bringing thoughts of the Galaxy S II to mind. What’s strange is earlier leaked pics of the device have a much different (better looking) crosshatched textured battery cover. Not sure which pic is more up to date as far as that’s concerned.

As a refresher, the LG U+ is an LTE capable device that can hit (theoretical) 75Mbs data speeds. This device will also come equippped with a dual-core Snapdragon process and beautiful 720p HD IPS display. No word on pricing or release date but you can bet this device will be hitting stateside sometime in the near future.

With the accusations of Samsung copying Apple it seems as if Sammy may have a little copycat of their own. What do you guys think? I understand there are only so many ways you can design a smartphone but do you feel this design is hit or miss?

[Ameblo via IntoMobile]

LG Esteem Is Revealed – 4G LTE Enabled Device For MetroPCS

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The LG Esteem was just revealed today via LG’s partner portal and it looks like this 4G LTE enabled device will be making it’s way onto MetroPCS in the near future. The Esteem, which is essentially an LG Revolution will feature a 4.3-inch 800×480 display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 5MP rear/1.3MP front facing cameras and run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

If you were hoping for a release date or pricing nothing has been announced even though I’d say this bad boy looks like its all set to roll. This will definitely help MetroPCS’s current 4G lineup with only the underpowered Samsung Craft and Galaxy Indulge being currently available. What do you guys think? Would this be enough to make you go post-paid?

[Via AndroidCentral]

New Samsung SHV-E120L Specs Revealed – 4.7 Inch HD Screen, Dual-Core Processor

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If the Samsung Galaxy Note was a little too big for your liking maybe this device will be more your size. The Samsung SHV-E120L first showed up in a NenaMark benchmark result a little while ago and although it clued us into its 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 1280×720 display and running on Android 2.3.5 not much info else was revealed. Fast forward to today where an internal LG comparison document has filled in the rest of the spec sheet.

Looks like the mysterious SHV-E120L will also feature a whopping 4.7-inch screen, 8MP rear/2MP front facing cameras, 1GB of RAM with 16GB of internal memory and compatibility with South Korea’s LTE network. Seems the device may be a direct competitor to LG’s new U+ LTE device launching a little later this month. What do you guys think? Is 4.7-inches pushing it?

[Ameblo via PocketNow]

Leak: LG Optimus EX is a Dual-Core Smartphone for South Korea

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A new Android smartphone for South Korea has leaked. It’s called the LG Optimus EX and will employ a dual-core processor for all your task-completing needs. It should also have a 4 inch WVGA display. A 5 megapixel graces the back and the leaked photo seems to show a front-facing camera, though we can’t be too sure.

We’re also told to expect WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0.We’d expect it to have Android 2.3 with LG’s custom UI on top, to boot. Other than that we don’t know much, but we do know we wouldn’t mind seeing another dual-core phone by LG in other parts of the world. [Moveplayer via PocketNow]

LG’s Upcoming LG U+ Caught In The Wild – Shows Off HD Display For The Camera

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The guys over at PocketDroid came across these pics of LG’s upcoming U+ LTE (LU6200) showing off a clearer picture of what the “Galaxy S II killer” and its gorgeous 720p HD IPS display look like in the wild.

LG’s U+ LTE flagship device will feature the aforementioned 4.5-inch 720p IPS display along with a dual-core Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal memory, 8MP camera with 1.3MP front facing cam and running on Android 2.3.5. According to MediaDaum, the device is also said to be Ice Cream Sandwich ready and will receive the update once Google releases it into the wild.

[MediaDaum via PocketDroid]

Capcom’s Street Fighter IV Coming Exclusively To LG’s Upcoming HD Device

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In a move that can only be described as a “shinkuu hadouken” to other Android OEM’s, LG has managed to nab exclusive rights to Capcom’s smash hit Street Fighter IV. The title will release exclusively on LG’s upcoming HD smartphone later this year. While LG didn’t mention specifically which “HD device” they were referring to, we can only assume it’s their upcoming LG U+ LTE (LU6200) we told you guys about on Friday.

Don’t get too upset if you fancy yourself a Street Fighter but don’t plan on picking up and LG device anytime soon. The deal will give LG exclusive rights to the title for 3 months on LG’s global apps site. After that, I’m sure we can expect SF’s super combos to make their way onto the general Android Market. Check out LG’s full press release:

SEOUL, Sep. 19, 2011 -- LG Electronics (LG) announced today that it has entered into an exclusive deal with CAPCOM, Japan’s legendary game developer known for creating multi-million selling franchises. The agreement gives LG exclusive rights to Street Fighter IV on its first HD Android smartphone for three months after its launch.

The Street Fighter series, which debuted in 1987, is found on millions of game consoles and in arcades all over the word but has never before been offered on the Android platform. Street Fighter IV will make its Android smartphone debut on LG’s global apps site (www.lgworld.com) in the fourth quarter.

"We are honored to be able to bring one of the most popular fighting games of all time into the Android ecosystem," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "As we prepare our first HD smartphone for launch, it was important for us to be able to offer HD content that would really demonstrate this phone’s benefits. The HD version of Street Fighter certainly fills this objective. We are also confident that LG’s soon-to-be-unveiled HD display technology will give Street Fighter fans a whole new reason to play the game again."

"We very much look forward to expanding the legacy of Street Fighter to the Android platform through this partnership with LG," said Yoshinori Ishida, Deputy Head of Consumer Games Business Division and General Manager of Consumer Games Marketing Department at CAPCOM. "We wanted to ensure the Street Fighter concept transitioned seamlessly to Android."

Since 1987, Street Fighter has attracted a loyal fan base with its entertaining and actionfilled fighting scenes. Nearly 30 million games have been sold to date, making it one of the best-selling video game franchises in history and earning it an entry in Guinness Book of World Records in 2008. Street Fighter has also spawned a live-action film, several animated movies, comic books and even a song.

[SmartKetai via AndroidPolice]

LG Optimus Q2 Delivers Dual-Core goodness with a Slide-out QWERTY Keyboard

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LG’s announced a new device for those who simply can’t go without a hardware QWERTY keyboard. It’s the LG Optimus Q2 a dual-core followup to the device launched early last year. This one gets a bump in screen size for 3.5 inches to 4 inches.

As I alluded to before, it also goes from having a single-core processor to a 1.2GHz dual core processor. It will also have a 5 megapixel rear camera along with a VGA front camera. Unfortunately, unless you’re living in Korea or are willing to import it, you won’t be able to get your hands on this one just yet (but if you do fit that bill, keep an eye out for it next week).

LG U+ LTE Revealed – 1.5GHz Dual-core, 75Mbs and 720p HD Display

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Looks like LG isn’t ready to throw in the towel just yet. The South Korean manufacturer recently put up an extremely impressive flash site for their upcoming LG U+ LTE. So, just what is this LG U+? Well, the model number for the device could be the LG-LU6200 and if you want to do some serious speculating, judging from that leaked Verizon roadmap we saw a few weeks ago, could also be the Revolution 2 dropping on October 20th.

As far as specs go, the LG U+ LTE will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, support for LTE up to 75Mbps and a 4.5-inch “True HD” 720p AHIPS display of which recently won an award for outclassing Samsung’s Galaxy S II AMOLED unit. The device will also come equipped with an 8MP camera, 1.3MP front facing webcam, 1GB of RAM and a super slick profile coming in at only 10.5mm thick. As it stands, the LG U+ LTE will be announced next week on the 26th and launch exclusively in South Korea (just like the Galaxy S II) but I imagine it wont be long before we see a global release. It’s going to be an interesting holiday season for Android…

[Via GSMArena]

T-Mobile Readies The LG Mytouch Q – Video Tutorials All Set To Go [Update: They're A Pair]

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Just got word from my friend @juanaguilar_45 on a rather puzzling email from he received this evening from YouTube. Seems it was a notification email letting Mr. Aguilar know of a new video tutorial just uploaded to T-Mobile’s channel on their brand new Mytouch Q by LG. Weird thing is, we’ve never even heard of this LG manufactured Mytouch Q until now.

Attempting to click the link takes you to a private video so no luck there. Now we can start with the speculating. We’ve known of the LG Optimus Q since back in 2010 and I really don’t think (hope) this could be that same device. You may also remember an “LG Q” that was leaked in a Sprint ID pack but that doesn’t really give us anything but a name.

**UPDATE: The fellas over at AndroidGuys were able to secure a few images of the device and combined with a T-Mobile leaked roadmap, we now believe these devices (yup, 2) to be the LG Maxx and Maxx Q (QWERTY version). They’re twins! One will by called the Mytouch by LG and the other will be named the Mytouch Q by LG and both are slated for a November 2nd launch.