LG Revolution to launch May 26th for $250

It seems as if the folks over at big red are gearing up for a busy summer of smart phone purchases, as their selection keeps getting thicker. In the last few weeks we have seen the likes of some pretty impressive devices release to existing or potential Verizon customers. The HTC Merge was finally ousted as the unwanted stepchild of the group, then came the Droid Charge by Samsung shortly after the much anticipated mobile gaming Sony Ericsson Xperia Play was made official and to bring up the rear is the Motorola Droid X2. Today however, brings a new device which ironically is launching the same day as the Droid X2 and Xperia Play, the LG Revolution. But what makes the LG Revolution the phone to choose over all the others? Let’s take a look.

The LG Revolution made its first appearance earlier at CES. The LG Revolution was surely an attraction and was a very solid addition to the exciting devices launched at CES, no show stopper but impressive nonetheless. Firstly the LG Revolution is a 4G LTE phone that can theoretically pull 5 to 12 Mbps on the download and up to 2 to 5 Mbps upload, pretty fast. The LG Revolution sports a candy bar design accompanied by a pretty large 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen that measures in at a 480×800 in pixel resolution. Under its sexy housing the LG Revolution holds a 1 GHz single core Snapdragon processor and runs Android version 2.2 aka Froyo, with a Gingerbread or 2.3 update assumingly imminent. The camera on the Revolution is a 5 mega pixel camera that features auto focus and a good old fashion LED flash; this same camera can also record video in 720p HD video. The LG Revolution has a 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera for video conferencing as well. You can also expect all the standards such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 as well as mobile hotspot capabilities. There is also an HDMI output on the Revolution. The LG Revolution specs are pretty solid, sure but not groundbreaking or revolutionary in fact the only revolution that is taking place is big red’s attempt to force the price of their 4G devices up. The LG Revolution will cost you $250 on a new two year contract; remember that two hundred dollar barrier? 4G just broke that wall down.

Let us know what you think of the new LG Revolution. Will the Revolution be your new phone? Or will you be going with one of the many options Verizon has announced. Let us know in the comments what type of phone you’re looking for from Big Red.

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