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LG Optimus EX dual-core Android smartphone details leaked

LG Optimus EX dual-core Android smartphone details leaked

It appears that either LG is trying to tantalize us to death or their just giving South Korea all their next-level devices early because they've got love for the lovely region because just days after we saw our first look at real-life photos of the LG Optimus LTE, we get to see what's being called the LG Optimus EX. This is another dual-core device made by the two-letter manufacturer that'll feature a rather stark and industrial design with a speaker grill on the bottom and top of a flat display sporting what appears to be the most recent version of

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LG LU6200 spotted in photos, now called LG Optimus LTE

LG LU6200 spotted in photos, now called LG Optimus LTE

There's a device out there made by LG, one that's got the most powerful dual-core processor LG has ever offered on a handset, one that's got 4G LTE speed capabilities right along with the ultra-powerful motor. This device has a few names already, a code name LG LU6200 and an obvious street-name, that being the LG Optimus LTE, and now we've got a few in-real-life photos of the beast as well. While this isn't the first dual-core smartphone LG has ever offered, their first being the LG Optimus 2x (aka T-Mobile G2X, the world's first dual-core smartphone in its first iteration), it's certainly the most impressive.

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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]

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