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LG Plans an August 7 Event for New York

It seems that hot and muggy New York is the place to be this year for smartphone events. Nokia and T-Mobile both have events there this week, and LG said on Monday that it will be having one on Aug. 7.

There aren’t any details, but the save-the-date invite sent to journalists has a phone-sized indentation, and says “Great 2 Have You,” suggesting that a sequel to one of LG’s phones is in the works.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus