25
May
revolution

Official word just came our way from Verizon that the LG Revolution will be available at Verizon beginning tomorrow. Let's be honest: the Revolution is not an exciting device, and as with the Charge, is probably overpriced for what it is. But then again, it's not as though the Revolution is sub-par, either:

  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • Verizon LTE
  • Android 2.2 (ಠ_ಠ)
  • 4.3" 480x800 display
  • Bing (ಠ_ಠ)
  • 5.0MP camera with flash (rear), 1.3MP (front)
  • 720p video recording
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 16GB microSD card preinstalled

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Aside from the LTE, some fairly average specs by today's standards. Still, the similarly-equipped Droid Incredible 2 managed to impress me, and David had a chance to play with the Revolution at CTIA and came away with a positive impression.

Full press release:

REVOLUTION™ BY LG ARRIVES FOR VERIZON WIRELESS

Dynamic Trio of 4G LTE, Entertainment and Power Combine To Make Revolution™ by LG

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN DIEGO – Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones today announced Revolution™ by LG will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online atwww.verizonwireless.com on May 26.

An entertainment powerhouse, Revolution by LG is the first Android™ smartphone preloaded with the Neflix application, allowing Netflix subscribers access to movies and television shows.  Revolution customers can capture and share HD images or videos on a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen.  Built-in HDMI output and SmartShare capability allow customers to share multimedia content with HDMI capable displays, creating an exceptional entertainment experience.

Key features:

· 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas

· 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor

· Android™ 2.2 platform

· Access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Market™

· Bing® Search and Maps

· Adobe® Flash® Player

· Rear-facing 5.0-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash

· 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat

· 720p HD video recording and playback

· Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 b/g/n

· Mobile Hotspot capability allows customers to share 4G LTE with up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices or a 3G connection with up to 5 devices

· Bluetooth® Version 3.0 Support Profiles: headset, hands-free, object push, advanced audio distribution (stereo), audio/video remote control, file transfer, phone book access

Additional features:

· V CAST Apps

· Virtual QWERTY keyboard with SWYPE technology

· Equipped with Dolby® Mobile a for rich listening experience

· Extensive image editor includes: crop, rotate, resize, apply filters, image adjustments, draw, write, erase and add stamps

· 16 GB preinstalled microSD card™

Pricing and availability:

· Revolution by LG will be available in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $249.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

· Revolution customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a data package.  Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access.  An unlimited data package is available for $29.99 for monthly access.  The Mobile Hotspot feature will be included for a limited time at no additional charge.

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • http://androidized.com Lucian Armasu

    It should be $50 less just because it's using Bing which take away from its overall value.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      Frankly, for this hardware, I think it should be at least $100 less. And, yeah, you'd think the subsidy Verizon is getting from MSFT would lower the cost. =\

  • http://www.myhtc.biz HTC Android

    Id like to see these handsets available in the uk. HTC and Samsung are the best Androids we have available with Sony Ericsson 3rd

  • Bod1ggity

    $250 for a binged 1ghz phone.... come on verizon. Evo 3d is $199 and is double the phone... im sick of waiting for a great phone at a good value... 1 dual core and its a stupid refurb droid x that sucks....

  • http://robert.aitchison.org Robert Aitchison

    Why are VZW phones so expensive? Should be $200 at most for the specs and should be at least $50 cheaper than that for Bing.

  • Raptor007

    Let me say I am planning on getting one, and here is why. I had the ThunderBolt and the lack of internal storage (8GB advertised 2.31GB available) BT issues for me with my car, and a screen you can't see outdoors.

    Now the LG Revolution, quite complaining about Bing. I don't want it either on my Android phone, but you are not blocked from loading Google Maps and Google Search (unless you are on AT&T).

    It has 16GB of Internal Storage, 12+GB available for App use, SAME 1Ghz Snapdragon Processor as the ThunderBolt, same screen resolution as the TB and Charge.

    So if the phone lacking then so are all of the 4G LTE phone from Verizon.

    • Kelvin

      If your Thunderbolt has 5,7 gb used for it's system, then I think something is wrong with your Thunderbolt, because that's just insane... And don't expect the Revolution to be anything better on the "A screen you can't see outdoors" part.

  • Joshp406

    note: bing (Verizon hates google, 'nuff said). I predict that, as always it will have Verizon's pride and joy: CityID!. oh, and 50 bloatware apps.

  • RICO

    I really wish Verizon was GSM and had UMA.