LG announced one more nfc enabled handset “for the Korean market” (it seems only for Korea).
“The Optimus LTE Tag advances LG’s vision of offering the most diverse collection of LTE devices for all types of customers.” LG wants “the widest variety of LTE smartphones in the industry in 2012”
The Optimus LTE Tag gets its name from the LG Tag+ NFC feature. The tags can be programmed to change the phone’s settings with a tap. “Swiping a tag upon entering the office could put the Optimus LTE Tag in silent mode and activate Wi-Fi. A tag on the car dashboard could be programmed to turn on Bluetooth, GPS and raise the volume. The options are limitless.”
Reading and writing tags is a basic NFC feature, practically all handsets with an NFC chip can do it. lg probably uses a simpler interface? And likely (I don’t promise 😉 ) LG puts some tag stickers in the box, you can (re)programm.
Available; March 2012
Price is 800,000 Won (approx.$700).
o Chipset: 1.2GHz Dure-Core processor
o Display: 4.3-inch (800 x 480) IPS
o Memory: 16GB eMMC
o Camera: 5.0MP with AF-LED Flash (Rear) & 1.3MP (Front)
o OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with the option to upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich later)
o Battery: 1,700mAh
o Others: LG Tag+, MHL(Mobile High Definition Link), DLNA(Digital Living Network Alliance)