LG Revolution Hands-On at CES 2011, Netflix Spotted

I was able to get some good quality time with the LG Revolution, one of 10 wireless devices announced by Verizon at today’s press conference at CES 2011, and found a few goodies. Most of the specs have been made public now, but one that appeared to slip out of the woodwork is the presence of a Netflix app. Yes, Netflix on an Android device. And what better kind of device to use it on than one that runs faster than my internet connection at home?

So I was able to take a few pictures of the device without extra cables attached, and also check out the video below explaining the specs and the features. Hats off to the LG PR gentleman that did the demo, as he had never played with the phone before today.

In my hands, the 4.3″ screen didn’t feel so big. I remember when the EVO 4G first launched, and I held the phone in my hands thinking of how massive it really was. With the Revolution, though I may be used to holding such large phones, it still felt as though I was holding an equivalent phone with only 4″ screen. I was very impressed by how compact it felt for such a large phone. Most likely this is due to the concave style backing, making it comfortable to hold.

While it wasn’t a dual-core processor, the phone still felt speedy enough. We’ll have to wait until the final product and review to determine exactly how fast that is. No word on pricing or availability, though we do know that this will come out sometime between March and May.

Just to recap, here are the specs:

  • Android 2.2, upgradeable to 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Verizon LTE 4G
  • 5 MP camera with 1080p HD video record
  • 16 GB internal storage plus microSD capability
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera for video chat
  • 4.3″
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon (not dual-core)
  • Mobile hotspot

Enjoy the video below, with a full gallery of pics.

Author: Brad Molen

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