In what appears to be a knee jerk reaction to Samsung’s highly successful Galaxy Note, LG has released a 5″ tablet phone of their own called the LG Vu. We’ve reported on it numerous time and had some hands on time with it at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
LG announced the availability of the LG Vu in South Korea on Monday. The device is available on SK Telecom and LG U+ Networks.
Jong-Seok MC Director at LG in South Korea Said: “with the touch of a button I can share right down ‘Optimus Vu: (view) the best smartphone to develop the idea,”
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The Optimus Vu features a 5 inch screen with a 1024×768 IPS display. It’s running a 1.5ghz dual core Qualcomm chip with 1gb of RAM. There’s 8gb of internal storage and the camera on the back is 8 mega pixels. LG promises that the display has increased visibility even under direct sunlight.
LG has reported that the first 40,000 people in South Korea who pick up an LG Vu will get an extra battery and a case. Quantities are limited to 20,000 for SK Telecom and 20,000 for LG U+ network subscribers. The promotion runs until April 7th.
Like the Samsung Galaxy Note, LG boasts that with the LG Vu you can just “write down ideas to share with a touch of a button” Jon-Seok said.
There is no word on U.S. availability although we’ve heard that Verizon Wireless is jonesing for a device to take on the Galaxy Note at AT&T, or they might possibly get the Galaxy Note at a later time.