Verizon and LG announce their Galaxy Note competitor, the Intuition with Rubberdium pen

Verizon and LG announce their Galaxy Note competitor, the Intuition with Rubberdium pen

Summary: Samsung's Galaxy Note sold well and last week they revealed the Note 2. LG is getting into the large phone/small tablet game with the Intuition.


Samsung has done very well with the Galaxy Note device, I've seen reports of more than 10 million sold, and there are rumors of HTC coming out with a competitor. Today, Verizon and LG announced the LG Intuition, the US version of the Optimus Vu. The Intuition is an Android device with a 5 inch screen and pen, called the Rubberdium. It will be available on 6 September for just $199.99 with a new two-year contract on Verizon.

Verizon and LG announce their Galaxy Note competitor, the Intuition with Rubberdium pen

Specifications of the LG Intuition include:

  • 5 inch display with 4:3 aspect ratio
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
  • Support for Verizon's LTE network
  • 1GB RAM
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 8 megapixel camera with 1.3 megapixel front facing camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • NFC

Looking at the specs, the Intuition looks like it competes well with the original Galaxy Note, but the lack of Jelly Bean is a bit of a disappointment. At least it is priced well for a device running older specs. The 5 inch display with 4:3 aspect ratio makes it look pretty clunky though and I am not interested in this device at all.

There are several software features that attempt to distinguish the Intuition and Rubberdium pen, including QuickMemo, adding personalized notes to different types of content, Polaris Office, NFC and LG Tag+ app stickers.

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  • Slagging

    I heard somewhere that Rubberdium is the by-product of smelting Unobtanium ore.
    Robert Hahn
  • Verizon just doesn't get it

    Verizon needs to get the Note 2 and that's what ALL us Verizon customers really want! No wanna be Note is acceptable!
    • Why does Verizon not have the Note...

      Or no indication that it it will have the Note 2. I don't understand that. Then instead of the Note 2 we get this? Terrible.
    • Agreed.

      In general, Verizon needs to get better smartphones faster. Running CDMA networks doesn't help. Nothing like good old 1935 technology for running smartphones!
    • Agreed

      Verizon is always a step behind except where it matches the other carriers, like with the S3. They get updates later than everyone else. And if it isn't a Motorola Droid, then they don't get the latest phones from anyone.

      Best network, worst phones.
  • might have been

    worth the article, IF it had been released last year with the Note. Now it's just boring. Come on LG, you can do a LOT better.