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LG Optimus Pad Android tablet coming in early 2011

LG Optimus Pad Android tablet coming in early 2011

LG and some other major technology firms had planned to have tablets on the market running Android in time for holiday shopping. Google then started to talk about how existing versions of Android were not appropriate for tablets and apparently talked LG and others into waiting until a better Android OS for tablets came around.

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Optimus gets new name, new price, same old delays – Updated with more pics

Optimus gets new name, new price, same old delays – Updated with more pics

Oh, for crap's sake!  Optimus, you disappoint me.  After promising - yes, promising - to have a working OLED keyboard prototype at CeBIT, Optimus are practising their back-peddling and saying that it's not ready yet.  What they have been able to bring along is a new price - up from $1,200 to $1,490 - and news of how exactly they're going to make those keys replaceable.  Apparently rather than the OLED display moving, it's the transparent key-cap on top of it that somehow slides around; that's how they'll be able to sell you replacements for a mere $10 each.

They've changed the name, too, and have obviously been reading The Big Book of Distract the Consumer; it'll no longer be called the 103, but instead the Optimus Maximus.  Seems inevitable that such a title will only draw attention to the maximus-pricimus.

Edit: More official photos after the cut... including the return of the left-side key panel!

Optimus… is that a real picture, for once?

Optimus… is that a real picture, for once?

Okay, so it's the second Optimus post of the day, but the news about the infamous OLED keyboard dribbles out like milk through an old man's beard.  Latest is what would appear to be a photo of the beast itself - unless Art Lebedev's boys have got a whole lot better at their Photoshop rendering - complete with bevelled keys.  These are apparently necessary since each 2x2cm key nestles up pretty close to its neighbours, so the notching gives back that all-important 4mm distance between keytops.

Optimus will bring some sort of prototype to CeBIT

Optimus will bring some sort of prototype to CeBIT

Optimus are re-fuelling the hype machine in the run-up to CeBIT, promising to not only be there but bring a preview of the 103 OLED keyboard.  Now we've been stung before with juicy details that in turn lead to just more waiting, and I'm pleased to say that people are being a little more cynical than they were before; however, if the company can show a completed, working model as shown in this render, well, they'll surely have people waving cheques at them again.

Incidentally, though it doesn't seem like much the above picture previews the new-size enter key, and shows how Optimus are keeping to a small set of standardised shapes in order to keep moulding costs down.

Optimus collaborate, make Mini-Three earn its keep

Optimus collaborate, make Mini-Three earn its keep

One of the initial boasts of Optimus was that their OLED key technology would not only be used in standalone keyboards but integrated into other company's technology.  So far, delays in the full-sized 'board and getting the second production run of the Mini-Three going has obviously been monopolising their time, but they've still had a chance to collaborate with Epiphan Systems.

 

Epiphan specialise in video signal processing, having products with capture, recording, broadcasting and printing functionality.  They've been reselling the Mini-Three for a while now, but this is the first time that the micro-keyboard has been integrated into one of their own units.  So far, the only detail missing is what exactly this black box does, beside display information on the Optimus screens.  I'm sure they'll eventually update their website and tell us.

Incidentally, Optimus are also reporting that they've placed a manufacturing order for the OLED keys to be used in the 103 keyboard, and that means it will definitely be released this year.  Excellent news!

OM3 Usage [Optimus Project Blog]

Optimus Mini 3 becomes Mini 2×3

Optimus Mini 3 becomes Mini 2×3

Tired of waiting for the Optimus 103 keyboard?  Got huge fingers, each the size of a German bratwurst sausage?  Then you might be interested to know that the company's "look, we can make OLED keys!" product, the Optimus Mini 3, will soon support two of the units being plugged into the same computer.  Right, so that's six keys, enough at least for Q, W, E, R, T and Y. 

The Mini 3 costs around $159.96, so that's almost $320 for half the top line of our DIY keyboard.  Not wishing to be rude or anything, but stop faffing around and make me a full-sized, full-colour keyboard!

I feel better for that.

OM3 stuff [Optimus Project Blog]

LG G Flex AT&T Review

LG G Flex AT&T Review

With the AT&T version of the LG G Flex, we're getting another look at what it means to work with what this manufacturer calls the world's first curved, flexible display. While we did get a rather healthy look with our LG G Flex Review back in December, our US-based review here and now gives us the states-based vision. The carrier-based vision, that is, and from a slightly different reviewer's perspective as well.

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LG tablet redux in 2013 tip sources

LG tablet redux in 2013 tip sources

LG is mulling a return to the tablet market, Korean sources claim, with a new model tipped for release sometime in the second half of 2013, and potentially as early as Q3. Details of the speculated slate are in short supply, and according to Munhwa it's uncertain whether LG will opt for Windows or Android to power its renewed attempt on the big-screen mobility ecosystem.

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SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Smartphones

SlashGear 2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Smartphones

In the smartphone universe you're going to have some sorting to do starting with the carrier your gift receiver is working with. More than likely you're a parent or a significant other if you're purchasing a smartphone on-contract for that special someone, this meaning you've got a fair understanding of which carrier they'll be working with. After that, it's all about finding the best device for them based on their specific wants and needs.

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HTC DLX phablet teased in photoshopped forgeries [UPDATE]

HTC DLX phablet teased in photoshopped forgeries [UPDATE]

You may be having a freak-out session right this minute over a set of "spy shots" released to the press via Android Central - if you'll have a closer look, you'll see some photoshop magic. [UPDATE: not so fast!*] These images show the HTC DLX with a 5-inch display, 4G LTE from Verizon, Beats Audio integrated, back-facing camera with single LED flash, and a rather thin/tall body overall. All of this photoshopped nonsense doesn't disprove, on the other hand, that Verizon could be planning their next big DROID Incredible device.

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