LG Revolution Verizon release Date Confirmed as May 26th
Verizon Wireless could be preparing to release the LG Revolution next week, as documents obtained by Droid-Life reveals that it’ll launch in all channels on May 26. The LG Revolution will be the 3rd 4G enabled smartphone to play nice on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, and it was presumed the Android handset would have been launched by now but was delayed.
The document notes that the LG Revolution features Netflix, HD recording/playback, DLNA, HDMI, 4G mobile hotpsot, wireless charging, and added-on LG user interface. It will be the third 4G LTE Android smartphone in the Verizon lineup, after the HTC ThunderBolt and Droid Charge.
The LG Revolution has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, DLNA, HDMI, DivX compatibility, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and 4G/LTE mobile hotspot capabilities, and a microSD card slot. Other features of the LG Revolution include recording/playing 1080p HD video and a rear-facing, 5-megapixel camera and front-facing camera for video conferencing.
The LG Revolution has an MSM8655 + L2000 processor with graphic enhancements, 16GB of onboard storage, 16GB microSD card installed, 1500mAh battery, a flash for the camera, voice commands from Nuance, voice dialing and voice dictation, and the front-facing camera is described as for “video telephony.”
Interestingly, Verizon Wireless earlier today officially announced that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will be launched on May 26, and the Motorola Droid X2 was last week rumored to hit store shelves on the same date. A few days ago, Verizon also finally released the Droid Charge. It looks like Verizon could set a record in high-end smartphone releases this month!
Previous leaks suggest a $249.99 price tag. It appears in our list of the top Android an’ Droid phones now and later.
The handset will also be the first LTE handset to ship with Bing as the default search provider instead of Google, which is a bit disappointing to hear, but hardly a deal-breaker. We’ll also see Netflix pre-installed on the handset, bringing the device count up to six. Officially, at least. LG’s custom user interface is pre-installed on the handset, which is actually quite tolerable since the customizations are minimal. Still, the UI doesn’t bring much to the table, and we’d much rather use stock Android.