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LG unveils 'full touchscreen' phone

Well, 'full' minus the bezel, earpiece, Home button etc.

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LG has launched what it has claimed is the world’s most compact 3in full touchscreen phone, the only problem is – it isn’t.

LG claimed its GD510 handset has a 3in touchscreen that extends “almost to the edges... with a narrow, 4.8mm bezel giving the illusion of an uninterrupted sheet of glass”.

Except, as the pic below shows, even a half-a-centimetre bezel doesn't exactly make for an edge-to-edge look - especially when you take into account the phone's casing, the space for the logo and earpiece, and the big area that houses the Home button.

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LG's GD510: slim 'n' sexy?

Touchscreen technicalities aside, the GD510 – aka Pop – has a handsome brushed aluminium casing that supposedly does away with the “extra bulk and unnecessary features” sometimes found in higher-end handsets.

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The phone's "fully fluent in multimedia", apparently

Able to handle several popular music and movie formats, Pop comes with 8GB of internal storage and a rear-mounted 3Mp camera.

The phone’s top surface has just one button, the edges of which LG said glow green “for calling” – presumably that means when a call is incoming – or red “for ending, and more”.

Full technical specifications haven’t been disclosed. But since LG mentioned how the GD510 features an “easy-to-use browser” and allows for content to be shared online or sent wirelessly, we’d wager that the phone supports at least Edge connectivity, if not 3G and/or Wi-Fi.

A side-on view of the phone – shown above – also hints at the presence of some form of USB port.

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A clip-on solar charger is also available

LG will release the GD510 Pop handset into Europe during mid-October. A price hasn’t been confirmed. ®

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