Among Android handsets with keyboards, the Droid is the indisputable king. The LG Ally, also on Verizon, doesn't change this, but it does make buying a Droid tougher to stomach.
You'd be forgiven for making the jump from "LG's new Blu-ray player has a hard drive" to "LG's new Blu-ray player can rip and store your movies," but you'd definitely be wrong. Still, the BD590 has its charms.
AT&T and the LCD industry make for strange courtfellows, but wait'll you hear what for: AT&T claims that due to LCD price fixing by LG, Sharp and other, they've overpaid for 300 million handsets. Interestingly, they're not thrilled about this.
Since seeing the promo videos for the LG BL40 candybar, I've had a hankering to play around with it. The software is impressive, the 21:9 touchscreen display lickable, and it'll be out over the next few months.
Short of price, release date and carrier(s), there's not a whole lot that hasn't been leaked about LG's comically long next generation Chocolate, the BL40. But somehow, these first official shots are still enticing. I mean, look at it.
Don't get me wrong: the announcement that LG's connected HDTVs are getting Vudu streaming—especially instant-on 1080p HDX movies—is a good thing. It's just that we got a few minutes with the service, and, well, something's a little... off.
Adding to an already impressive list of services available on their web-connected HDTVs, LG has yanked Vudu into the fold. What this means: instant 1080p movie streaming. Also, that standalone set-top streaming boxes might finally die, as they should.
Sure enough, that mysterious baby brick sitting next to the stretched-out BL40 is a direct followup to the last generation of LG Chocolates, called the BL42. The 3G slider is rumored to have a 240x320 display and a 5-megapixel camera.
Well, there goes the rest of LG's annoyingly gradual tease campaign: the next generation LG Chocolate BL40, with a 4-inch, 800x344 (21:9!), multitouch screen has been revealed in full in a leaked promotional video.