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CES: LG extends smartphone and 3D TV lines

VMware Horizon to be integrated with LTE handsets
Mon Jan 09 2012, 17:58

KOREAN HARDWARE MAKER LG Electronics has kicked off its 2012 sales campaign with announcements at CES in Las Vegas.

The firm outlined products ranging from 3D TV and display models to virtualised smartphones for the enterprise and smart appliances.

Headlining the 2012 line will be an extension of the company's OLED 3D TV line. The 55in model will offer a case that's just 4mm think and will weigh 7.5kg, allowing LG to lay claim to the world's thinnest and lightest OLED display.

Additionally, LG is expanding its Cinema 3D TV line. The flagship display line will grow to scale up from 55in and 60in models to 72in and 84in ultra definition offerings. The sets will support LG's Magic Remote feature, which will add voice recognition and wheel scrolling navigation capabilities.

2012 will also see the introduction of LG's L9 chipset. Designed by LG for use in its TV deplays, the chipset will support a dual-core ARM CPU along with a quad-core GPU chip for improved 3D performance.

For the enterprise market, LG is extending its smartphone line to include support for the VMware Horizon system. The company's Revolution LTE handset will feature full virtualisation support, allowing a single handset to run separate user instances for personal and enterprise use.

LG believes that the handset will offer a solution to consumerisation challenges and help IT staff secure enterprise mobility systems.

"This smartphone enables two Android operating systems on a smartphone device," said LG president and CTO Dr Scott Ahn.

"Employees can now maintain privacy and control over the personal side while enterprises are able to enforce IT protocols."

The company plans to introduce both the 3D TV and handset models over the course of the 2012 calendar year. µ


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