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.

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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)  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.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • hernan castillo

    Yo compre este teléfono y me funciono aproximadamente 45 días, luego me reportó que tenía un mensaje sin leer, pero en realidad no había mensaje. luego comenzó a dejar de enviar y recibir mensajes. el internet explorer se colgaba constemente y no permite navegar de manera confortable, el reproductor de video es un desastre, por que no reproduce todos los tipos de videos comunes, y en youtube se cuelga y no reproduce ningún video.