That Unbelievable $19 Unlimited Data/Voice/Text Plan Is Truly Unlimited

Republic Wireless gained some notoriety a few months back for offering a $19/month phone plan for unlimited-ish data, voice and text. The only hang up before was that Republic Wireless limited you on what unlimited truly meant. Not anymore though. Now, unlimited TRULY means unlimited. And it still only costs 19 bucks. » 12/23/11 9:01am 12/23/11 9:01am

Motorola Atrix vs LG Optimus 2X: Dual-Core Benchmark Battle Go!

The Motorola Atrix 4G and the LG Optimus 2X both feature the same Tegra 2 Chipset that uses the same 1.2 Ghz, dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor, the same GeForce ULP GPU and the same version of Android (2.2.1). Yet, when benchmarked, the Optimus 2X outgunned the Atrix in nearly every test (the Galaxy S even jumped… » 3/04/11 9:15pm 3/04/11 9:15pm

Samsung: "No Need" For 3D Cell Phones, But Good Luck With Them Anyway

Samsung's head of product management in its UK mobile division has gone on record as saying the company has no plans to battle rival LG in the 3D cell phone sector. There's no point or demand and it makes phones needlessly thicker. That's the summary. Here are his actual words: » 2/17/11 6:20am 2/17/11 6:20am

Subtlety, Thy Name Is Not LG's Ad Department

Someone at LG decided it would be a great idea to tie in a video of their LG Optimus Pad tablet with Optimus Prime. Not only that, they have fake Optimus Prime fight fake Megatron, who's not-so-subtly the robot manifestation of Apple's iPad. None of this makes any sense, which is why it is kind of incredible that it… » 2/10/11 2:33pm 2/10/11 2:33pm

Video: LG Optimus 3D's Dual Lenses Spotted

Another pre-Mobile World Congress teaser trailer has leaked out, this time for LG's Optimus 3D. There are no accompanying specs or details, but we do get to see the back of the phone. It has two cameras, as you might expect. It's a slim black rectangle, as you also might expect. We'll see it in more detail when Mobile … » 2/08/11 6:41am 2/08/11 6:41am

LG's Optimus 2X Caught Recording Video at 1080p

One of the many exciting bulletpoints illustrating LG's forthcoming Optimus 2X dual-core Android phone is its ability to record video at the full HD resolution of 1080p. But how does it look? Is the sensor man enough? Let's see... » 1/17/11 5:22am 1/17/11 5:22am

Rumor: LG's Optimus Pad Tablet Will Run on Dual-Core Tegra 2 Platform…

Add dual-core Tegra 2 innards to the list of things we now know about LG's impending tablet—which is due in January in an 8.9-inch size. The leak came from an LG rep, who also said it'd run Honeycomb. » 11/03/10 7:30am 11/03/10 7:30am

LG's Optimus Z Rears its Square Head, as Android Tablet is Referred to…

That mysterious Optimus Z phone from the other week has been formally introduced by LG, but for now it's only getting a release in the land of kimchi and soju—Korea. A global release is expected later, however. » 7/29/10 6:51am 7/29/10 6:51am

Optimus Popularis Keyboard Still On Track With 2011 Launch Expected

After hearing nary a peep from the Art Lebedev guys about their Optimus Popularis keyboard from years back, they've taken to their LiveJournal (LiveJournal!!!) blog to say production will begin "later this year," with "the release likely in 2011." » 5/13/10 6:40am 5/13/10 6:40am

The Secret Behind Apple's New MacBook Graphics

The new Intel Core i5/i7 MacBooks come with "automatic graphics switching technology" to instantly toggle between Intel's onboard graphics and more powerful Nvidia hardware. Sound familiar? Well, weirdly, it's not Nvidia's Optimus switcher—it's something entirely new. » 4/13/10 6:59pm 4/13/10 6:59pm

More Evidence Next MacBook Pros Use Nvidia's Power-Saving Optimus…

Looks like our hunches about what's inside the next MacBook Pros are panning out: AppleInsider hears that Apple's got new MacBook Pros running that can switch between integrated and discrete graphics automagically, which exactly describes Nvidia's Optimus dual graphics tech. » 2/19/10 9:46am 2/19/10 9:46am

Nvidia Optimus Switches Seamlessly Between Amped Up and Power-Sipping…

We've seen a ton of Core i5 notebooks recently, all loaded with Intel's impotent integrated graphics, which are part of the chip. Now, Nvidia's Optimus enables PCs to switch automatically between Intel's crappy integrated graphics and Nvidia's beefier graphics cards. » 2/09/10 9:00am 2/09/10 9:00am

OCZ Sabre OLED Keyboard (Unofficial Codename: Optimus Budgetus) Priced …

The OCZ Sabre asked us to compromise, featuring a sharply limited number of display-integrated keys, so we asked it to do the same: dip below $200, or else. Today, ZipZoomFly is listing the Sabre at a reasonable $135.00. » 7/10/09 4:40am 7/10/09 4:40am