We had heard rumors and seen sightings of the LG Nitro HD, aka LG p930, but it’s official: LG has launched it with AT&T on its LTE network.  This LG Nitro HD introduction marks the first time that AT&T offers a smartphone with a 720p (1280×720) display.

Additionally, many observers don’t mention the fact that it uses an IPS display technology, which is also used in the iPhone 4/4S and the LG Optimus 2X. The advantage of IPS is the very wide view angle and the excellent color reproduction and brightness (500 nit).

But the display isn’t the only interesting attribute of the LG Nitro HD: it also features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a dual-lens 8MP camera in the back and runs on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). The LTE network should make internet activities zippy fast, and we can’t wait to see what the battery life is going to look like.

It’s nice to see LG releasing a fast phone with edgy hardware. It’s clear that the question on everyone’s mind is: when will it get Android 4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)? (more photos + video in the full post)

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