#CTIA09: LG Xenon for AT&T

Also in the LG booth at CTIA 2009 I discovered the forthcoming LG Xenon for AT&T. This is a very promising messaging phone that should be coming out sometime this month.

The Xenon features a full QWERTY keyboard along with touch screen very similar to the LG Vu. In fact the UI is pretty much spot-on with the Vu, sans the Mobile TV option. Using the phone my big fuss was that I didn’t like the keyboard too much. I felt like LG crammed the keys together in an effort to save space. For space-saving they did a great job, but it was with sacrificing crucial keyboard room.

On a happy note, I was impressed by the touch screen. It was a lot easier to use than the Vu was, and still features the same haptic feedback. Aside from those features, the Xenon also has aGPS, 2 MP camera, quadband EDGE with dual-band 3G (850/1900) and 2.8? 240 x 400 screen.

Check out these pics as well as those in the gallery.

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Here are a few other pics of the Xenon:

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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  • abcyesn

    Here's a cook trick for LG Xenon

    1. On the home screen you'll see three buttons at the top of the screen
    2. Click on the one that looks like a person
    3. Then add like three or four people
    4. Click on the button that looks like a tack
    5. Then a message will popup and say “Contacts will move along the device orientation.”
    6. Press OK
    7. Then shake your phone and you'll see them jump around Grin

    more tricks at http://www.LG-Xenon.com

  • wendy

    this phone is really nice i want it really bad….. but what about the samsung impresson?

  • coolfx35

    I just got myself a Xenon this week. I re-upped my AT&T contract having been month-to-month for a while with my old'n'busted Motorola Razor. Amazon Wireless made me an offer I couldn't refuse, and I picked up the Xenon for one shiny penny.

    So far, I'm really enjoying the phone. I get just about all of the benefits of an iPhone, and I don't have to pay a $15/mo Cool Kid Tax for unlimited data. I've loaded up all of my contacts and ringtones, set up my work and home emails (using iMobileMail and GMail, respectively). My old Motorola H500 headset is synced up tight, and I've had no problems bouncing files around with my Bluetooth-equipped laptop. Just about everything I've tried to do has just plain worked, which I have to admit is better than I expected.

    My wife was laughing at me earlier this week for being such a dork about my phone…now she is checking them out for herself and is peeved at me for getting the blue one that she likes so much. I found a site for us the LG Xenon owners http://www.LG-Xenon.com looking forward to see you there.