Verizon Wireless will be welcoming the LG Revolution into its smartphone fold on Thursday. The Android 2.2-based handheld will also likely be very appealing to Netflix subscribers.
Yes, the LG Revolution has many impressive specs, including LTE connectivity, a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and the capability to double as a mobile hotspot that provides 4G access with up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
But the Revolution is also being boasted as the first Android smartphone to launch with the Netflix app pre-loaded, which was already showcased at Mobile World Congress in February. It would have been additionally nice to see the LG Revolution roll out with Gingerbread rather than Froyo, but I guess we can't be too picky.
Additional specs include:
- 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen
- 5.0-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 720p HD video recording/playback and image editor
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Adobe Flash Player support
- Dolby Mobile audio
- Built-in HDMI output
- SmartShare (Supports sharing multimedia content with HDMI-capable displays)
- 16GB microSD card
When available in stores and online tomorrow, the LG Revolution will retail for $249.99 with the signing of a new two-year service agreement as well as voice and data plans.
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