A while back, we reported on a Verizon variant of the LG Optimus Vu. The Optimus Vu, as you might remember, is a 5-inch phone/tablet hybrid that uses a 4:3 ratio instead of more typical one. The device is obviously LG’s answer to Samsung’s popular Galaxy Note, as it includes the aforementioned large screen and a stylus. But one thing that the Note has that the Vu currently doesn’t is US availability. Today, however, LG confirmed that won’t be the case for much longer.
The company has confirmed that an LTE version will be coming stateside by the end of this summer. It didn’t say which carrier’s network would carry it first, but we’ve already seen a Verizon version, so I’m pretty sure that’s where it will end up – maybe not exclusively, of course, but certainly first.
LG’s announcement was obviously meant to coincide with Samsung’s recent confirmation of a Galaxy Note II. Whether the Vu will be able to compete with the next Note will just depend on the two devices’ respective sets of specs. But based on what we know about both of them so far, which one would you choose?[LG via Engadget]