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More Optimus 103 details: keys to be swappable

More Optimus 103 details: keys to be swappable

Perhaps over-egging the proverbial hype pudding, those masters of self-promotion over at Art Lebedev have declared "the most exciting news this year": that the 103 Keyboard will have user-changeable keys.  Perhaps to counter those critics who have suggested a full array of tiny colour OLED screens will push the final price-tag somewhere in the region of the stratosphere, this will enable the company to hit different (still likely high) price points depending on configuration.

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Optimus 103 to cost $1,200 – geeks squeal WTF?!

Optimus 103 to cost $1,200 – geeks squeal WTF?!

Oh dear.  Oh dear oh dear.  Do I hear the noise of thousands of geek wallets snapping shut?  Yes, friends and twinkly loved-ones, Optimus have announced (ahead of schedule, mind) pre-order prices for their 103 screen-key keyboard.  After the news that the keys will not, at least at first, be colour, now comes the jaw-dropping revelation that it'll cost $1,200 come December 12th.  The pre-ordered keyboards, limited in number to 103, will be delivered May 2007; they then hope to have a second pre-order phase at the $1000 mark, for delivery in September 2007.

Considering this was introduced as coming in at "similar to the price of a high-end cellphone", this is a disappointment.  Is anybody considering putting in an order?  And just what "greater price" will the colour screen keyboard command?

More! More! [Optimus Project Blog]

Optimus 103 suffers another set-back – keys to be monochrome

Optimus 103 suffers another set-back – keys to be monochrome

First it lost ten keys, now it loses colour.  Optimus have announced that their 103 keyboard, due to be opened up for pre-order (and have pricing revealed) on December 12th, will ship at first with monochrome keys rather than the full-colour mini-displays so far shown in all the renderings and promotional pictures.  The wholescale "count me out!" wailing has begun in force over on their LiveJournal blog, where they broke the news that a colour version will only be released "later at a greater price".

I'm throwing open the judgement on this one - who still wants a 103?  While Optimus are probably right in that 95% of keyboard tasks only require black & white, personally the colour was an integral part of the "coolness" of the concept.

Optimus 103 Displays [Optimus Project]

Optimus 103 Keyboard pre-orders taken soon

Optimus 103 Keyboard pre-orders taken soon

Perhaps I'm needlessly buying into the hype, but I really do want to try out Optimus' 103 keyboard.  Anyway, it now has a pre-order date - 12th December 2006 - although no price or delivery date.  Not wishing to sound pessimistic, but I get the feeling that while the trickle-feed has worked okay so far, if more solid information isn't forthcoming soon there's going to be a lot of people who'll just give up on the whole concept. Which is never good.

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Optimus 103 Keyboard details emerge

Optimus 103 Keyboard details emerge

Ah Optimus - with one hand you give us curious and semi-useful peripherals like the Upravalator, with the other you dole out interesting snippets of news about your so-far pretty ephemeral "every key's a screen" keyboard the 103.  Now we know that not only have you got a tiny LCD key prototype made, but that the 103 will appear to whatever computer it's plugged into as a mass-storage device.  That means it shows up as a drive volume in Explorer, needs no drivers and, best of all, can store all of the custom layouts you slavishly create on-board.  Got two PCs you want to use it with?  No problem, the layouts come with it.

 

Against the best efforts of my cynical nature I'm getting pretty stoked about the 103.  It seems like the designers and engineers are actually putting some decent thought into it, which is always promising.

Optimus Project [LiveJournal]

LG Optimus G Pro Photo Tour: Barcelona, MWC 2013

LG Optimus G Pro Photo Tour: Barcelona, MWC 2013

This week we've had the pleasure of working with the brand new LG Optimus G Pro, taking photos as we covered the technology conference known as Mobile World Congress - of the 2013 variety. This device is one that we've now got in our possession still, and we'll be bringing you a review in full in just a few days time. But meanwhile we've taken what LG has been very clear is a proud point for them in this device and put it to the test, right in the thick of thousands and thousands of ravenous mobile lovers in Barcelona, Spain - enjoy.

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LG Optimus G2 rumored for CES 2013

LG Optimus G2 rumored for CES 2013

By now, it's obvious that LG will be unveiling something at CES this year, but as far as what they have up their sleeve is still a mystery. The company released a new YouTube video that teases their upcoming press conference at CES 2013, and they provide a very quick and vague look at their upcoming smartphone, which could possibly be the Optimus G2.

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LG CX2 “Optimus 3D 2″ teased in press photos

LG CX2 “Optimus 3D 2″ teased in press photos

When we first reviewed the original LG Optimus 3D device last year, it was an interesting adventure to be sure, but not exactly one we expected LG to be bringing us on again - that's the case though it does appear as the LG CX2 has appeared in press photos with the same (or improved) 3D capabilities on front and back. While the original relied on the 3D content it captured on its own as well as some applications developed specifically for its 3D engine, this new LG 3D smartphone will be able to convert 2D objects to 3D and has an improved collection of specifications besides to entice the masses once more. Has the 3D revolution continued past its big year in 2011 to re-invade in 2012?

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LG Optimus LTE gets official: 4G, HD display and dual-core

LG Optimus LTE gets official: 4G, HD display and dual-core

LG has outed its latest smartphone, the LG Optimus LTE, and as the name suggests it's a challenge to Samsung's recently revealed Galaxy S II LTE. The Android-powered Optimus LTE - or LU6200 as we knew it before - supports high-speed mobile data, of course, but LG is particularly proud of the 4.5-inch "IPS True HD" display which, the company reckons, will be the first 1280 x 720 smartphone panel to go on sale in South Korea.

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