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May
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Droid-life just broke the news: the Revolution is coming, on May 26th, to be precise.

That's right - the LG Revolution, Verizon's third 4G LTE smartphone, is dropping next Thursday to a Verizon near you - packing a 4.3" WVGA display, a 1GHz MSM-series Snapdragon processor (same one you'll find in the Thunderbolt), and a 16GB SD card pre-installed.

The revolution has received a cosmetic touch-up for its debut next week, and now sports a sleek black battery cover and frame (it was brushed aluminum-look, previously), take a look:

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We took a look at the Revolution (hands-on here) way back at CES in January, and I had some time to play with it at CTIA back in March. The Revolution will be the first phone to ship with Netflix on-board, and that's bound to be a selling point for less tech savvy consumers. In combination with Verizon's 4G LTE service, you'll be streaming bad television in no time.

The Revolution will come with Bing (ugh) as its standard search engine, though that can of course be changed. The phone is also equipped with LG's UI overlay, which looks suspiciously similar (if a little less cartoonish) to Samsung's TouchWiz overlay. Price remains a big question mark, but if LG can undercut HTC and Samsung (which I don't think would be that hard), they might have their first real winner of an Android handset. If you want to know more about the Revolution, check out this gigantic info-graphic, courtesy of our friends at Droid-life:

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David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Kevin

    Right now it seems as if you get either 4G OR Dual Core but not both. Guess I'll have to wait til summer to get both. As of now, there's no 4G in my city anyway, so no rush for a 4G handset. I plan on waiting til we get 4G and we start seeing some 4G dual core phones before I finally upgrade from my Droid X.

  • Raptor007

    Verizon wants the early adopters jumping on the okay hardware in exchanged for unlimited data, and by the time the Bionic arrives we will get stuck with 4G LTE Caps per month. I just refuse to buy mediocre hardware at this time, I want something to last more than six months.

  • Raphael

    Seems like there is definitely a problem with LTE+tegra 2 dual core right now which explains why the Xoom does not have LTE yet. The only compelling reason for this phone was the promise of being the first phone with netflix. Now that even older phones have netflix, not sure if many will be interested.

  • Tom Ham

    Now you can purchase this LG Revolution 4G Android Phone from Amazon here: http://amzn.to/n3VkrQ

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