Comment GJ8Q LG intentionally missing the target?


Return of the flip phone


LG intentionally missing the target? (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-08-05 23:53 (#GJ8Q)


> While they may lack features, these retro phones are simple to use,
> have batteries that last the week and are practically indestructible
> compared to their smartphone equivalents.

> The [LG] handset has a 3.2-inch colour touch screen and runs Android
> Lollipop 5.1, a modern 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 2010 processor and
> 1GB of RAM, supports 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS....

So, let me get this straight: retro, flip-phones are desirable because they are simple, easy to use, and have phenomenal battery life yet LG is intentionally building something complex (Android), slow (Android), and power-hungry (Android, 1.1GHz, quad-core Snapdragon, 1GiB of RAM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS)? It will be interesting to see if customers eschew the new LG phone because it doesn't fit their requirements.


Time Reason Points Voter
2015-08-06 13:03 Interesting +1

Junk Status

Marked as [Not Junk] by on 2015-08-22 00:18