LG announce the new Black Label phone – The LG Secret (LG-KF750)

lg_secret As previously mentioned today saw the announcement of the new Black Series LG Phone – the LG Secret. I made the rather crap guess the name would be LG Black. Never mind.

The phone is quite high end being just 11.8mm thick while managing to pack in a 5mp 120fps QVGA video camera and DivX-certified recording and playback.

The phone itself is made from High-grade carbon fibre and tempered glass materials. Swish.

The screen is fully touch screen and has an accelerometer motion sensor, and auto luminance control.

The phone comes packaged with Mp3 player, fm radio, a reader for Word, Excel and Powerpoint and is loaded with a specialised Google Package that with a dedicated interface for Google services such as GMail, Google Maps, YouTube and Blogger.

Overall this sounds like one feature packed device especially considering its physical proportions of 102.8 x 50.8 x 11.8mm. The few images we have seen also make it sound like a very good looking phone, and the combination of carbon fibre and tempered glass probably means it will look even better in person.

Edit: LG Secret Video added from You Tube

More information from the press release after the jump.

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New LG Black Label Series phone gets named and previewed this Thursday.

lg-blacklabel-2 This Thursday(24th April) will see the launch of the new LG phone that is yet to be named. Part of the Black Label series pf phone that we have been seeing recently this phone will be the successor of the LG Chocolate and LG Shine, so maybe it will be called the LG Black. The phone will be one of the slimmest 5mp camera phones available and has been made from Carbon Fibre and tempered glass.

LG have been busy releasing a lot of phones recently including the very popular KU990 (Viewty), the new multimedia based phone KF700, and the Mid range phone the KF600 which we have a review of to post later on today.

A couple more pictures of the new LG phone follow. Sorry for the black background on the pictures I did not have time to edit them in Photoshop.

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Onkyo TX-SR606 AV Receiver Coming Soon

OnkyoTXSR606Remote Onkyo have recently released some of their new AV Amps including the TX-SR506E and the TX-SR576E. Both these units include 7.1 Surround Sound,1080P video switching with 3 HDMI inputs, Dolby Digital Plus encoded audio and a long list of other features to keep any Home Cinema fan happy.

However they are also releasing the new TX-SR606 shortly with some online retailers already taking pre-orders. The 606 is a revamp of the award winning TX-SR605 but rather than just a little tweak here and there they seem to of made it the best AV amp ever when looking at the price and functionality.

The TX-SR606 specs include:

  • 7.1 receiver
  • 1.3a HDMI Switching (4 IN, 1 OUT)
  • Up-conversion of all video inputs to HDMI
  • Up-scaling of all video inputs to 1080i
  • 3 component inputs, 1 component output
  • Bi-Amping Capability for Enhanced Musicality and Power
  • 140 watts at 6 ohms
  • Powered Zone 2 audio output
  • Audyssey 2EQ room calibration
  • Auto Setup, via plug- in mic
  • 5 digital inputs (3 optical, 2 coaxial)
  • Music optimizer for compressed music
  • DTS-HD, DTS-HD Master Audio, Dolby digital plus and Dolby TrueHD decoders
  • Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Digital and DTS decoders
  • Dolby Digital EX and complete DTS-ES
  • 24-bit/192 kHz DACs for all channels

Onkyo have managed to pack in all the above functionality at a price of £399! Previously if you wanted upscaling on an Onkyo you had to go with their TX-SR875 model or higher with the 875 costing £999. Granted the 875 upscaled to 1080p however at a price difference of £600 I will live without it. Another big improvement over the 605 is that they have increased the HDMI inputs from 2 to 4 which should handle all your HDs sources and some.

If you need any other inputs/outputs the unit also has:

  • 4 S-Video Inputs and 2 Outputs
  • 5 A/V Inputs and 1 Output
  • 2 Audio Inputs and 1 Output

Overall it seems almost too good to be true. From what I have read on Onkyo I have heard they run very hot and they are also very large (the 606 is WHD: 435 x 174.3 x 374.7 mm and 11.6 kg) but if you are looking for a midrange AV system I doubt this will be beaten easily.

Some pictures after the jump.

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