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N.O.V.A 2 for Android finally released for some phones

It looks like we have more Gameloft related news for you today. I'm pretty excited to tell you that Gameloft has finally released N.O.V.A 2 the follow up to the first game that was extremely popular on Android and iOS. Sadly it is only sort of available. What do I mean by that? I tried to get it for my Nexus One, My G2x, and my Motorola Xoom and it is not out for any of them. It isn't available for the EVO, or the Droid 2, yet the Droid X (same hardware as Droid 2) can get NOVA 2. It really is confusing and I don't like it.

LG to launch the Optimus Black this month in Europe

LG has announced that the LG Optimus Black is heading for a little European vacation as it launches later this month. The super thin, ultra bright phone will be available worldwide after receiving pre-orders from over 50 countries. The plan is to start in Europe and then phase across six continents, ending with North America and Asia. Likely through AT&T and T-Mobile.

LG Optimus Big launches in Korea, we want some in the U.S.

You may or may not remember this device named the LG Big, but we sure do. It looks like a great phone, we mentioned it back in March and it looked good then, and even better now it is launching. With that 4.3" NOVA IPS Display, 16GB built-in storage and all those other specs we have grown to love on our Android phones, this surely looks nice.

LG Optimus Black official: NOVA display, 9.2mm thick

LG's latest Android smartphone has broken cover, the LG Optimus Black, a 4-inch Android 2.2 handset with a new screen technology. The Optimus Black uses a NOVA panel which LG reckons saves 50-percent of the power versus a regular LCD, but still offers 700nits brightness. The Optimus Black is also super-skinny, just 9.2mm at its thickest and tapering to 6mm, despite fitting a 1,500mAh battery. There's a 2-megapixel camera on the front for video calls, and WiFi Direct technology for easy data transfers. The Optimus 2.0 Gesture UI  recognizes lifting, shaking and tapping, for taking calls, entering camera mode, or playing music. LG expect to update the Optimus Black to drop in the first half of 2011, along with an Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. [via SlashGear] Press Release:
LG introduces next generation smartphone design and display with LG Optimus Black New LG Optimus Black Delivers Breakthrough NOVA Display Technology in the World’s Slimmest Smartphone Device LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 – LG Electronics (LG) announced today it will unveil a new Android smartphone, LG Optimus Black, at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) from January 6th in Las Vegas. Providing users with a dramatically brighter 4-inch NOVA display in the world’s slimmest 9.2 mm mobile device, LG Optimus Black creates a one-of-a-kind user experience unlike anything before. Available for the first time in the mobile market, LG Optimus Black’s NOVA display is designed to be the brightest, clearest and most readable among mobile screens with 700 nits of brightness for optimal visibility. LG Optimus Black provides users with an easier and more natural experience when browsing the web, reading emails, or writing documents with higher levels of brightness and pure white tones that deliver true black and white colors for ideal handset viewing. NOVA technology featured on LG Optimus Black also enables users to maintain visibility whether indoors or outdoors under strong sunlight. In addition to greater luminosity, the NOVA display on LG Optimus Black also radically reduces power consumption by 50 percent during general indoor use compared to a conventional LCD. Similarly, AMOLED consumes twice as much power as NOVA to display a full white screen, the most frequently used color scheme for web browsing. Combined with the 1500 mAh battery of the LG Optimus Black, users will have enough power for their daily needs, even at maximum brightness settings. Users will never be out of style with the LG Optimus Black’s ultra slim 9.2 mm design. Making a strong visual statement, LG Optimus Black weighs only 109g and offers sleek lines and smooth edges that improve handheld grip. Tapering down to the world’s thinnest smartphone profile of 6.0 mm, LG Optimus Black’s subtle back arch helps to create the illusion of even greater slimness. Unique to the LG Optimus Black, the flush and flawless finish of the front display is achieved by innovatively hiding the Invisible Receiver behind the edges of the phone. “We are excited to introduce this stylish new Android smartphone and expect the LG Optimus Black to play a key role in the mobile market,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “LG Optimus Black reflects our core strengths of advanced technology, in both display and design, offering the world’s brightest screen and the world’s slimmest design in an attractive and smart package.” The LG Optimus Black also offers a set of smarter features designed for easy and faster access to important apps and content. Optimus UI 2.0 lets users directly access messages, emails and missed calls from the locked screen with just one single finger tap. The Gesture UI offers more intuitive commands, including lifting, shaking and tapping, for taking calls, entering camera mode, or enjoying music. LG Optimus Black also introduces the world’s first Wi-Fi Direct™ for quick and high-quality data transfer between mobile devices and adopts the world’s first 2MP front-facing camera. All LG Optimus Black features are available on the Android 2.2 Froyo platform with Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade capability. Utilizing the 2MP front-facing camera, LG Optimus Black allows users to utilize video telephony functions of higher quality after upgrading to Android’s Gingerbread. The LG Optimus Black will be rolled out globally in the first half of 2011.
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