LG MS25/MS20 Touchscreen phone headed for AT&T?
When I first spotted LG MS25/MS20 full touchscreen smartphone at FCC, I thought it’s just plain old LG KS20 with FCC acronyms mixed up. It’s because of the looks. In pictures LG MS25 looks exactly like LG KS20 and the test model even uses the KS20 like case from Vodafone.
But the deeper look the documents on FCC site shows that LG MS25/MS20 is actually a different phone, designed specifically for the U.S. market.
First, there’s Users Manual, that clearly says that this is LG MS25 Video Mobile Phone.
Then there’s the radio frequencies/services that LG MS25 smartphone has been tested and approved for by FCC. They are GSM850, PCS1900, EDGE and Bluetooth. And GSM850/PCS1900 are exactly the bands that AT&T wireless is using.
Users manual also says that LG MS25 supports UMTS, GSM 900/1800 and Wi-Fi connectivity, but there’s no info in FCC documents that the phone has been tested or approved for them.
Other LG MS25 specs include:
- 3″ 320x240px QVGA touchscreen with finger and stylus input
- Windows Mobile 6.1 OS
- 2 megapixel camera with flash
- mp4/wmv/3gp/avi file playback
- FM Radio
- microSD memory card slot
- dimensions: height 4.1″ (103mm), width 2.28″ (58mm)
- 150~200 hrs stand-by and 3.5~5 hrs talk time
The information about LG MS25 is pretty incomplete for now, but it’s certainly a different phone from LG KS20. Actually LG MS25 is more closer to LG Viewty KU990 in both display and overall size. And, most likely, LG MS25 is made for AT&T Wireless network in U.S.
I think, there are some kinks like 3G and (maybe, if AT&T opts for it)Â Wi-Fi connectivity certification being worked out now and we should see the announcement of this handset in the beginning of next year. Probably during CES.