News by Luke Jones on Thursday May 14, 2015.
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We have heard rumors for several months that LG is returning to the Windows Phone fold after a considerable absence. The Korean company is ready to give the platform another chance just before Microsoft transitions from Windows Phone 8 to Windows 10. Today there are reports saying that the so called LG Lancet (LG-VW820) will be landing on Verizon, the biggest carrier in the United States.The handset arriving on Big Red will certainly help LG and Windows Phone get some much needed coverage, as the platform continues to struggle in the U.S., which of course Microsoft?s homeland. An internal memo talking about the handset leaked online and revealed that the LG Lancet will be arriving on May 21st. As we have previously written, the device will come with a 4.5-inch LCD screen with 480p resolution, a 1.2GHz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, just 8GB of internal storage, but a micro SD card slot will be available, and a 2100 mAh juicer. On top of that there is an 8 megapixel main camera and a measly 0.3 megapixel front facing lens. The device will come with Windows Phone 8.1 out of the box, Cortana and all, while the Lancet will almost certainly be eligible to upgrade to Windows 10. UPDATE: The Lancet has now been confirmed by Verizon and is available from today (May 15th).
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