LG unveils first Android handset
Mobile phone firms won’t be taken seriously these days if they don’t have an Android offering - or at least that’s the way it feels. Last week, Motorola launched one. Today, it's LG's turn.
LG's GW620: the firm's first Android smartphone
LG has called its offering the GW620, but has decided to keep the handset’s full technical specifications close to its chest for now.
From what little information the firm has let slip, though, we know that the GW620 has a 3in touchscreen display, a front-facing video camera - and therefore 3G connectivity - and a slide-out Qwerty keyboard. It looks like it has a 3.5mm headphone socket and a micro USB port.
As far as the GW620’s other features go, LG only gave fleeting references to “social networking functions”.
Skott Ahn, CEO of LG's Mobile Communications Company, said he hopes the phone will appeal to “first-time smartphone customers”.
Launching in Q4
LG will officially launch the GW620 in Europe during Q4. ®
LG? You're 'avin a larf
LG have fucked up every single handset that they have made to date. The Viewty could have been so much more, but a quirky, inconsistent, OS and a touchscreen that was woefully non-responsive ruined the experience.
Can LG really produce an Android device without repeating their past mistakes? Having been bitten by their tech several times before, I remain highly sceptical.
@By Anonymous Coward Posted Monday 14th Sept
a) It is certainly not fugly, in fact, it is probably the nicest looking Android handset ever launched. While not a style issue, the keyboard is 5 row, a lot more practical too. b) It's 'too' not 'to'. LOL.
is snake oil.
and the Hero, is a champ :)
FUGLY .. and they've done their usual trick and made the screen to small
A keyboard! Yay!
If it's got better battery life than the G1, I'm fecking having one! Finally be able to develop my mobile apps. I'll miss some of my WinMobile kit, mind - until I re-create it on Android, bwhahaha. ;-)