This design characteristic is more closely related to the screen format used on Apple’s own iPad tablets, and coupled with a high grade In-Plane Switching display (IPS) makes the Optimus Vu more like carrying an Android-powered iPad in your pocket.
Earlier this week, LG announced globally that it was releasing the Optimus Vu handset in select Asian and European markets from September, a statement that can also imply Pacific regions like Australia, but when we asked LG if it would be arriving, it had this to say:
“The Optimus Vu is being released only in select markets in Asia.
The decision to release individual handset models in Australia, such as Optimus Vu, is dependent upon the local operators making the decision to range and support handsets through pricing plans, subsidy and retail channels.
At this point in time Optimus Vu has not been ranged by any of the local operators and will not be released for sale in Australia.”