Archive forOctober, 2010

WIN! Tickets to The Baby Show, Earls Court, 22-24th Oct 2010

October 14th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
No, your eyes are not deceiving you, the LG blog is getting broody. Next weekend LG will be at the Baby Show at London’s Earls Court exhibition centre to show parents how they can claim back some of their free time, thanks to LG. An independent survey commissioned by LG found that the average working mother in the UK need an extra 3.5 hours a day to be able to fit in any 'TIME FOR ME'*, LG’s championing parents to reclaim their ME time. Providing an 11kg capacity in a standard size washer the LG 11kg Direct Drive and Steam Direct Drive washing...
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Windows Phone 7 – launch news

October 13th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
The tech world was consumed with the news of the Windows Phone 7 yesterday. The grand launch came via a keynote speech from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer where he introduced the operating system and the handsets that will launch with the Windows Phone 7 OS. What sets Windows Phone 7 apart? There is no shortage of competition in the smartphone market, with Android, iPhone and Blackberry all holding significant shares of the market. So the question is what is unique about the Windows Phone 7? Microsoft’s Zune platform is one of the unique features of the Windows Phone 7 OS, allowing easy...
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LG Blog UK Leaks Windows Phone 7 Details – Sorry!

October 12th, 2010 by LG Blog UK were one of the many sites yesterday to pick up on my slip, as I posted the LG Optimus 7 details ahead of the embargo. In fact they even said “someone is sure to be in hot water with that early slip”. Yes, that early slip may have been my fault, I may have failed to notice the time zone was EDT, not BST, but let’s not kick a man when he’s down. And I was down, literally hiding under my desk ignoring my constantly ringing phone. Please consider this my public confession… And remember “to err is human; to forgive...
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Win VIP tickets to see Guns N’ Roses live at the LG Arena Birmingham

October 12th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Iconic rockers Guns N’ Roses are coming to the LG Arena in Birmingham on October 17th and we have 4 VIP tickets to give away at our Facebook page. The winners will get to see Axl and the boys belt out the classics from the comfort of the private and ultra-exclusive VIP seating in the LG Arena, offering the best view in the house, full access to the VIP Lounge and free drinks for the night! To be in with a chance to win this once in a lifetime experience head over to the official LG UK Facebook group, click...
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Introducing LG’s first Windows 7 handset – the LG Optimus 7

October 11th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Today LG Electronics announced the UK launch of its first Windows Phone 7 handset, the LG Optimus 7. Utilising Microsoft’s brand new operating system, the LG Optimus 7 heralds a new era for smartphones and consumers. The LG Optimus 7 represents the product of close work between LG and Microsoft to create a user-friendly handset that combined the glance and go experience of the Windows Phone 7 combined with the best features that are exclusive to LG devices. These include the DLNA-based Play To, augmented reality and Voice-to-Text, which can all be added as Live Tiles on the Windows Phone 7...
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The Future of Mobile Phones

October 7th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
We have covered content from the ‘TED’ talks before, specifically on the notion of using a headset capable of reading brainwaves in order to essentially control a computer with your thoughts. Now a PHD student called Fabian Hemmert has used the TED talks to discuss his theories on the future of mobile phones by asking “how can we make digital content graspable?” He starts by discussing the progression of technology, and how it’s becoming increasingly interactive. Rather than everything being controlled with buttons, we now have touchscreen displays controlling more and more technology. The same counts for the Nintendo Wii, it responds...
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T3 get hands on with their LG Optimus One video

October 7th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Last month we covered the news of the upcoming launch of a new member to LG’s Optimus smartphone family – the LG Optimus One. Well the gadget gurus at T3 have got their hands on one and have made their own hands-on video where you can see some of the functionality of the phone including the 3.0 megapixel camera, LG’s user-friendly custom UI, multi-touch web browsing as well as offering a view of the stylish handset from every angle. Head over to T3 to watch the video for yourself here Running Android 2.2, the Optimus One was designed to optimise the Froyo...
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Foursquare 2.0 hits Android

October 4th, 2010 by LG Blog UK
There has been a lot of news lately regarding location based social media services. The introduction of Facebook Places received a lot of buzz, with a split in opinion due to the safety implications of knowing where someone is or isn’t at all times. Despite all this press it is important to note that Facebook is late to the location-based aspect of social networking, with Foursquare having been up and running since March 2009 and gaining 3 million users along the way. What is Foursquare? Foursquare is a location-based application for mobile devices with strong social networking links. Once you have...
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LG showcase their new range of monitors, including a 3D gaming monitor!

October 1st, 2010 by LG Blog UK
Yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the launch of LG’s latest LED monitors at the Future Gallery just off London’s Leicester Square. There was some great technology on display, ideal for both business and personal use, with a range covering both 3D and Full HD. Initially launched at this year’s IFA show in Berlin, the purpose of the showcase was to highlight the advantages that the range of monitors held in the workplace as well as the home. All displayed used LED rather than LCD, meaning a saving of up to 45% in terms of power consumption. This resulted in...
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