On Tuesday, LG Electronics and Verizon Wireless jointly announced the 5-inch Intuition, a "next-generation device" that combines the functionality of a smartphone and a tablet all in one slim, pocket-sized device. It will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Sept. 6 and will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Sept. 10 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
"The Intuition’s innovative design and features let customers record their most creative ideas while also staying productive, all in one device. Customers will also have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, which covers more than 75 percent of the U.S. population and will soon be available in more than 400 markets nationwide," Verizon said.
The phone will come packed with a 1.5 GHz dual-core SoC, 1 GB of RAM, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, an 8MP rear-facing camera with LED flash and 1080p video recording, a 1.3MP front-facing camera, and a 5-inch 650 NIT True HD display featuring a 4:3 aspect ratio. Enhanced camera features will include voice commands to take a picture, continuous shot to take 6 shots with one tap and panorama shot to merge horizontal shots.
LG said the phone will also come packed with NFC technology. "The Intuition also features the LG Tag+ app and two reprogrammable NFC (Near Field Communications) stickers that can be used to create and switch between different phone modes with a single tap. For example, the stickers can be posted onto an office door or bedroom nightstand and customers simply tap the NFC sticker with their phone to activate a mode and tap it again to return to their original settings. The different modes are customizable and include Car Mode, Office Mode, Sleep Mode and User Mode."
Settings like Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and more can be turned on or off by tapping the back of the Intuition on an LG Tag+ sticker, the company said. Other features offered by the phone will include 4G LTE connectivity, Mobile Hotspot for sharing the 4G LTE connection up to 10 Wi-Fi devices, Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich," 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and more.
On a software level, the Intuition will come pre-installed with the Polaris Office app, allowing customers to view, create, edit and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations right on the Intuition’s large display and can even organize files by category or folder. There's also the QuickMemo app which – with a single press of a button – allows customers to draw or write messages with the included Rubberdium pen or with their finger on just about any screen.
As an online only promotion, customers who purchase Intuition by LG at www.verizonwireless.com between Sept. 6 and Sept. 10 will also receive a LG Tone Stereo Bluetooth headset at no additional cost. However customers will also need a data plan in order to get this phone – those with a Share Everything plan can add it for $40 per month plus initial activation fees.