T-Mobile Intros the LG Optimus L9
T-Mobile USA and LG today announced the Optimus L9, a smartphone that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and measures 9.1mm thick. The L9 has a 4.5-inch qHD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, a dual-core 1GHz processor, and a 2150mAh battery. Other features of the L9 include a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and flash; Wi-Fi calling and Bluetooth 3.0+HS; mobile hotspot and DLNA; and LG's QuickMemo software. The L9 will be available later this fall for an unspecified price.
More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
T-Mobile's LG K20 Plus Packs Better Specs
T-Mobile recently rolled out its own variant of the LG K20 and the phone has somewhat better specifications when compared to the Verizon variant of the same handset. The T-Mobile K20 includes the same 5.3-inch 720p display and 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, but improves RAM to 2 GB of RAM and storage to 32 GB.
Verizon Scores the LG G Vista, a Budget Phablet
Verizon Wireless today began selling the LG G Vista, an inexpensive Android smartphone that offers a big-screen experience. The G Vista has a 5.7-inch display with qHD (960 x 540) resolution.
Blu Vivo Air LTE Measures 5.1mm Thick
Blu updated the Vivo Air today to include 4G LTE for AT&T, T-Mobile, and other GSM providers. The Vivo Air LTE is machined from aluminum and maintains a slim profile at 5.1mm thick.
LG's L70 Hits Verizon Prepaid As the Optimus Exceed 2
Verizon Wireless recently added the LG Optimus Exceed 2 to its roster of prepaid phones. The Exceed 2 is a rebranded variant of the L70, which LG introduced earlier this year and is already being sold by MetroPCS.