January 7, 2011 11:09am
There is an abundance of news coming out of CES 2011. Specifically when it comes to mobile devices majority of the announcements are for the United States, Europe and overseas. Rarely is there a major Canadian announcement. So far Bell is the only carrier that has officially announced plans to release the Motorola Atrix “in the coming months”. While down here one has to press hard for any sort of answer or hint of a release date/carrier info. There is still limited info on this sort of stuff.
Visiting the LG Booth I spoke with Frank Lee, he’s the Senior Manager of Public Relations for LG Canada. The 2 phones that they officially announced and are extremely beautiful are the Android powered LG Optimus 2X and Optimus Black. These are global devices and are on display at CES and the word from the press releases are that the “Optimus Black will be rolled out globally in the first half of 2011″, and the LG Optimus 2X will be soon first in Korea then in Europe and Asia to follow.
Frank Lee had this to say about a Canadian availability: “The LG Optimus Black and LG Optimus 2X are currently being reviewed by Canadian carriers but regarding if and when they will be released in Canada there are no specific dates”. We’re wishing there was a bit more solid info other than “reviewed” with at least being “tested internally”. However, sounds like it’s just a matter of time before somebody makes an announcement.