Official: LG Revolution Launches May 26th for $249.99

Verizon’s third (count ‘em up) 4G LTE smartphone is about to land on their growing next-gen network. The LG Revolution, which was first showcased at CES in January, has been officially announced for a May 26th launch, and not a day too soon. When the Android 2.2 smartphone goes on sale in-store and online it will sport a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and Netflix preloaded. At what price you ask? It can all be yours for $249.99, the same asking price as the HTC Thunderbolt and half a Benjamin less than the Droid Charge from Samsung. Full press release below (look away now if you don’t want to hear about Bing and oodles of other bloatware).

REVOLUTION™ BY LG ARRIVES FOR VERIZON WIRELESS

Dynamic Trio of 4G LTE, Entertainment and Power Combine To Make Revolution™ by LG

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN DIEGO – Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones today announced Revolution™ by LG will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com on May 26.

An entertainment powerhouse, Revolution by LG is the first Android™ smartphone preloaded with the Neflix application, allowing Netflix subscribers access to movies and television shows. Revolution customers can capture and share HD images or videos on a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen. Built-in HDMI output and SmartShare capability allow customers to share multimedia content with HDMI capable displays, creating an exceptional entertainment experience.

Key features:

  • 4G LTE – customers can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G Mobile Broadband coverage areas
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® processor
  • Android™ 2.2 platform
  • Access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
  • Bing® Search and Maps
  • Adobe® Flash® Player
  • Rear-facing 5.0-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat
  • 720p HD video recording and playback
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 b/g/n
  • Mobile Hotspot capability allows customers to share 4G LTE with up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices or a 3G connection with up to 5 devices
  • Bluetooth® Version 3.0 Support Profiles: headset, hands-free, object push, advanced audio distribution (stereo), audio/video remote control, file transfer, phone book access

Additional features:

  • V CAST Apps
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard with SWYPE technology
  • Equipped with Dolby® Mobile a for rich listening experience
  • Extensive image editor includes: crop, rotate, resize, apply filters, image adjustments, draw, write, erase and add stamps
  • 16 GB preinstalled microSD card™

Pricing and availability:

  • Revolution by LG will be available in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $249.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
  • Revolution customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access. An unlimited data package is available for $29.99 for monthly access. The Mobile Hotspot feature will be included for a limited time at no additional charge.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company’s entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.

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  • Karrisrlee

    I’ll pass on this and wait for the Bionic. Specs are not impressive.

  • MarcusDW

    Fifty extra “because we can” dollars I see.

  • ikaden

    The $50 extra is for Bing! :) Actually this is an LG phone so is it likely to have an unlocked bootloader (or at least unencrypted)? I bet a few would pay for that.

  • c_hack

    1GHz single core 4.3″ phone running Froyo? I got one of those last August – my DroidX. Nothing to see here.

  • Larry M.

    I’ll pass. 1) Only a single core processor 2) It’s not the LG Optimus 2X/G2X 3) BING (Unless this can easily be changed without voiding one’s warranty, or you plan on rooting and romming anyway) Why bother? About the only thing this has that would make me look at it is the front facing camera. That said, I still see no need for a front facing camera on a phone.

  • Godson1227

    I think verizon is charging that extra money because these devices are lte. Think about it every lte phone has been at least $250 with 2010 specs.

  • Ev1lBiebs

    More Verizon garbage. Where is the SGS2 already

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cris-Tate/1820221201 Cris Tate

    The extra $50 is because of Verizon deciding to subsidize less on the phones. Seems like they’re doing this on any 4G phone, probably because people are willing to pay it for the 4G. Of course it could be an “not an iphone’ tax now that they carry that load of crap, maybe it’s their way of sucking Job’s cock.

  • Nlsme

    Well, lets see. The LTE plans are priced the same as 3G plans. So a whopping $50-$100 more to have LTE over 2 years? Sounds good to me. Stop crying, everyone knows that Verizon is the best carrier regarding their network. And they will have more 4G service than anybody in the coming months. Get over it, or move to a carrier with crappy coverage. Plus, the Charge and TB both come with more storage capacity than anything offered from any oher carrier. To upgrade an EVO to 32 gigs will put it above the TB in price, and it is a year old. To make it compare to the charge in storage, and battery, it puts it over 300. Again it is an old ass phone.

  • Bod1ggity

    Three 1ghz, 4.3” screened LTE phones……… all over $250…. evo 3d, 1.2ghz dual core, 3d camera, screen… $199? Wtf Verizon, what are you going to charge for dual core LTE?

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    If $250-$300 is going to be the new price point for Verizon high end devices, that’s fine.  I’ll just have to bend over and take it.  However, there is no way in hell that I will pay that much for these pieces of crap.  My contract is up in September.  I will stick with my OG Droid and switch carriers if they don’t get something worth my money by then.

    No 1 year contracts
    No early upgrades
    No more unlimited data (soon)
    No decent devices

    If Verizon hates customers, I can help with that problem.

    • moises1204

      that is apple muscle for you, over price the android phones so only iphone can sell hahaha, way to go Verizon!! you traitor.

    • abe

      yeah im there with you, i jumped on the Droid as soon as it came out, lots of good phones were coming out for verizon back then, Droid, Droid X, Droid Inc, etc….but ever since apples POS came to verizon, *new* phones still using last years tech. Verizon can get their *network* and shove it, im signing up my family to Sprint as soon as all our contracts expire this summer

  • tjallen29

    I will be giving this phone a try.  If I’m stuck with it for two years then I definitely want a 4G phone, and the LG appears to be a good value when compared to the Charge.  You get the HDMI out, Bluetooth 3.0 (which has a lot of potential uses comapred to 2.1),.. all for the same price as a TBolt and $50 less than a Charge.
    I also fail to see the “oodles of bloatware” promised above.  Nothing that doesn’t seem to be included with every other Droid phone at least.  Supposedly this phone will manage battery power better than both the T-Bolt and Charge.

  • Kral

    Bing.  Pass.

  • Hoagie

    Just rooted my OG Droid with CM7 (im out of warranty anyway), couldn’t be happier.. thing runs boss with a couple of tweaks.

    Ill hold out for something OTHER than a single core LTE device thankyouverymuch, end of Q3 isnt really that far off and by that time, Verizon should have some decent LTE offerings.

  • http://profiles.google.com/michael.manning78 Mike Manning

    Are they seriously still putting Bing on all their phones?!?  I kind of need to use Verizon, but I want a pure Google experience.  I really hope the next Nexus phone finds it’s way to Verizon…

    • Lakersfan80

      Believe it or not as of tomorow u will have a pure Google experience phone ..xperia play is pure Google no UI skin on it …I’m waiting on FedEx to deliver mine any second now …

  • godrilla

    yey more single core 5mp phones @ a great $249 price point, not, get your g2x today tmobile for $150 and $20 for unlimited data for hspa+ 

    • Nlsme

      …on a TINY little network.

      • toisvondee

        its only a tiny network if your one of those hillbillies who doesn’t live in a major american city. I live in the 3rd biggest city in texas. and tmobile’s service is excellent

        • Nlsme

          Funny, a Texas hicks calling someone a hillbilly. At least you admit T-mobile is a metro carrier.

  • http://twitter.com/technician199 Andrew Johanns

    Bing is NOT a key feature

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mehdi-Jaffery/614900473 Mehdi Jaffery

    ehhh While I could get a phone this year I think I might wait till the end of my contract to get a 4G phone and hopefully unlimited pricing for LTE would be back

  • Evilempire

    My tbolt is awesome. I dont know what the Ui is for LG, but I dont think it can compare to Sense. Also for all of you who dog the tbolt and charge without ever having it shame on you! I cant see the Bionic doing more than the tbolt. yes it has dual core but how much faster do PHONES need to be? I get 3 email accounts on my phone and go online everywhere everyday without a problem. It is a phone after all. If you want to better camera go get a camers only. If you want a faster processor go get a tablet. I dont want or need anything more then the tbolt does. IMO. HTC makes great phones. I wont buy Moto crap or LG. Once you HTC you wont go back to anything else. And I have the extended battery and no longer have any battery worries.

  • InspectorGadget80

    Damn and they still charge 249$ for their 4G phones. Just glad I’m on AT&T they only charge 199.00. If Verizon haven’t charge any of their 4G phones at that price I would switch cause T-Mobile also price theirs at 199.00, still the best LG phone they have.