LG locates Google phone in Europe

Vodafone gets first shout

It's here, it's the Google phone. Yes, LG's KU-580 handset, which incorporates Google Search, Google Mail and Google Maps - watch out, iPhone - has come to Europe.

LG Google Phone
LG's KU-580: Google'n'Chocolate

The device sports a red-on-black color scheme not unlike LG's popular Chocolate phone, but it's larger, sporting a 2in widescreen LCD, the better to view Google's web properties, accessed through a fast 3G connection.

The KU-580 has an FM radio and an MP3 player - controlled with dedicated playback keys - along with Bluetooth stereo and 3D sound enhancement. LG even said it has a song-writing app for budding musos. There's a two-megapixel camera on the back and a smaller snapper on the front for video calls.

LG Google Phone
LG's KU-580: 3G-speed searching

The Google phone is now available in Italy and France, LG indicated, with Germany and other European countries to follow shortly. From the pics, the KU-580 is going to be available on the Vodafone network.

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