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LG’s first Water and Dustproof Smartphone – The Optimus GJ

LG’s first Water and Dustproof Smartphone – The Optimus GJ

South Korean manufacturers LG following in the footsteps of other OEM’s such as Sony and Panasonic have also stepped into the limelight of dust proof and waterproof smartphones with the launch of the new LG Optimus GJ. The new device which is currently only scheduled to be launched in Taiwan, features similar specs to its predecessor, the Optimus G but with the addition of the new water/dust proof HD display.     The Optimus GJ is stated to traverse upto 30 minutes in 1 meter of water having a IPX7 rating which means that you would be easily able to take your phone with you inside a swimming pool or even using it outdoors when its pouring cats and dogs. The most impressive factor that we found about the new flagship phone is the removable plastic battery cover unlike the Optimus G which was completely enclosed in Gorilla Glass 2.     As mentioned earlier, the device would only be available in Taiwan and is expected to be sold for around $600 with no further word by LG as to exactly when it would be made available in other countries. We’ll keep you guys posted on any further...

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Android just got “TOUGHER”!

Android just got “TOUGHER”!

Android tablets are flooding the market these days, with different companies bringing out their own versions of the “TABLET”. Asus has in the past given us tablets such as the Eee Pad and the Transformer. Now, Asus reveals its “TOUGH” tablet for those who desire a more abuse friendly device. The new Asus tablet will be water proof, dust resistant, and can survive a 76cm drop onto typically unforgiving concrete. This is hitting the Japanese markets first, given to Japanese carrier KDDI though no news about its European or US launch so far. With all of these rugged specs comes the extra bulk needed to keep all of its guts protected by its beefy rubberized skin. The TOUGH-ETBW11A will come equipped with a 7″ 1280 x 800 display, a NVIDIA dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 chip, Android 3.2 Honeycomb update to ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) has not been confirmed yet, 4G and WiMAX connectivity. There will be 16 GB of on board storage, a microSD slot, a 5MP rear-facing camera, GPS, WiFi b/g/n, and Bluetooth. Although a 7,400mAh battery is included, battery life has yet to be confirmed. The price has also yet to be decided. This tablet is focused more for the business usage. Though, all of its details have not been  released yet by Asus keeping it hush hush till its release in Q4 of this year.   Source:...

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