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Topic # 85078 13-Jun-2011 14:20
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2degrees launches world's slimmest smartphone – LG Optimus Black

2degrees announced today that it has launched the LG Optimus Black, providing customers with a dramatically brighter 4-inch NOVA display in the world's slimmest mobile device.

Available for the first time in the New Zealand mobile market, the LG Optimus Black's NOVA display is designed to be the brightest, clearest and most readable among mobile screens, providing users with an easier and more natural experience when browsing the web, reading emails, or writing documents.

The LG Optimus Black also makes a strong visual statement, with an ultra slim 9.2 mm design that weighs only 109g and offers sleek lines and smooth edges that improve handheld grip.

The NOVA display on the LG Optimus Black also radically reduces power consumption compared to a conventional LCD, meaning users will have enough power for their daily needs, even at maximum brightness settings.

"Following our launch of New Zealand’s first smartphone with a dual core processor, we are excited to introduce the world’s slimmest smartphone," said 2degrees Chief Marketing Officer Larrie Moore.  "With breakthrough display technology, the LG Optimus Black offers a supreme user experience and takes smartphones to a new level."

Initially available only from 2degrees, the Optimus Black also offers the following key features:
- 5MP camera, with 720p HD video capture capability and world's first 2MP front-facing camera
- world's first Wi-Fi Direct for quick and high-quality data transfer between mobile devices
- provides access to over 100,000 fun and functional applications on the Android Market
- 1GHz processor
- upgradeable to Android 2.3

Retailing at a very reasonable $749 RRP, the LG Optimus Black is available now at 2degrees retail stores around New Zealand. 

 




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  Reply # 480635 13-Jun-2011 14:23
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Just looked at some pictures and it is very very thin, almost to thin?

Would love to have a play with one of these, any chance you are giving one of these away as well?
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  Reply # 480638 13-Jun-2011 14:31
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Looks pretty good for the money eh... especially from a retailer. Might be good battery life to with the 1500mAh.

Sharp looking handset indeedy




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  Reply # 480720 13-Jun-2011 19:22
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Not a bad price for this sort of fone..




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  Reply # 480724 13-Jun-2011 19:44
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except it is one processor less than the current trend





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  Reply # 480726 13-Jun-2011 19:53
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But also only 3/4 the price...


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  Reply # 480728 13-Jun-2011 20:22
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I'll be interested to see if the display is as good as is claimed, does seem a little like last years specs at a premium price.

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  Reply # 480729 13-Jun-2011 20:30
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nitrotech: I'll be interested to see if the display is as good as is claimed, does seem a little like last years specs at a premium price.


to be fair, the GPU is quite good 





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  Reply # 482423 18-Jun-2011 01:57
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nitrotech: I'll be interested to see if the display is as good as is claimed, does seem a little like last years specs at a premium price.


As part of our company switching from Vodafone to 2degrees we've got a bunch of these floating around the office now, as well as the Ideos X5's. The Optimus's IPS screen really is great, makes my AMOLED Desire look very dull, although I thought it had a slightly yellowish tinge to it. 

I have however heard reports that the battery life is very average, however that may be because people like to play a lot with their new phones before properly charging them etc.

Oh, and did I mention how light it is, feels a little like a toy compared to the Desire.... You won't want to drop it. 

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  Reply # 482619 18-Jun-2011 17:02
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As part of our company switching from Vodafone to 2degrees we've got a bunch of these floating around the office now, as well as the Ideos X5's. The Optimus's IPS screen really is great, makes my AMOLED Desire look very dull, although I thought it had a slightly yellowish tinge to it. 

I have however heard reports that the battery life is very average, however that may be because people like to play a lot with their new phones before properly charging them etc.

Oh, and did I mention how light it is, feels a little like a toy compared to the Desire.... You won't want to drop it. 


How's the software, few people claiming a lot of FC's 

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