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Jan 5, 2011, 11:02 AM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome
updated Jan 5, 2011, 11:27 AM

We're live from the LG press conference this morning in Las Vegas. Read on for a quick glimpse pf the Optimus Black and Optimus 2X.

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Jan 5, 2011, 11:47 AM: That's a wrap!

Jan 5, 2011, 11:46 AM: Here's a photo of the Optimus 2X, also from the press kit.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:40 AM: Here's a photo of the Optimus Black from the LG press kit.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:31 AM: Now on to home entertainment.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:30 AM: Appliance guy mentioned a fridge that can text you with a grocery list, and text you to let you know when food is about to expire. It's not clear if he was talking about an actual product or a prototype, though.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:25 AM: Now onto the appliances. That may be it for smartphone news.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:24 AM: All ThinQ smart appliance technology works over Wi-Fi.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:22 AM: ThinQ technology allows you to monitor appliances from your LG smartphone. One app gives you access to all LG appliances from one menu.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:21 AM: He held up a tablet-style mobile TV device briefly.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:20 AM: Now talking about mobile TV using ATSC standard.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:19 AM: LG has their own LTE chipset that they're using in both USB sticks and phones.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:19 AM: Now on to LTE. They're moving quick!

Jan 5, 2011, 11:18 AM: Slim at 0.36-inch thick. 3.8oz weight. "NOVA" display is the world's brightest in a phone, according to LG.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:17 AM: Optimus 2X is the new premium flagship. Dual-core processor. 1080p playback.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:16 AM: Okay, here we go. Smartphones.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:12 AM: Talking about smart TVs now. We'll bring you detail when they get to phones.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:11 AM: Dr. Skott Ahn, CTO, is about to "sneak peek" some new "smart" technology from the LG labs.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:04 AM: Wayne Park, CEO, has taken the stage.

Jan 5, 2011, 11:03 AM: The press conference has just started.

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About the author, Rich Brome:

Editor in Chief Rich became fascinated with cell phones in 1999, creating mobile web sites for phones with tiny black-and-white displays and obsessing over new phone models. Realizing a need for better info about phones, he started Phone Scoop in 2001, and has been helming the site ever since. Rich has spent two decades researching and covering every detail of the phone industry, traveling the world to tour factories, interview CEOs, and get every last spec and photo Phone Scoop readers have come to expect. As an industry veteran, Rich is a respected voice on phone technology of the past, present, and future.

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