The Android-powered LG LU2300 smartphone sounded quite interesting when we first heard about and saw it in live pics, but as it turns out it really is quite a remarkable device, now that LG itself has come forward to officially announce its existence. LG Korea has officially launched the phone alongside what it calls the LG KU9500/SU950. And that model isn’t so bad either.
Both phones are going to be running the open-source Android mobile operating system with 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPUs, 3.5-inch AMOLED 800×480 touchscreen displays, and 5-megapixel cameras. They will differ in that the LG SU2300 will also have a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard and built-in trackpad. Dolby mobile surround sound, terrestrial DMB, Wi-Fi and GPS will be onboard both phones.
LG mentions a little something called “LG Air Sync” in their press release, which they says makes it possible for users to share contacts, calendar, mail, photos, music, and videos with a PC or web server wirelessly. This feature, along with “Scan Search”‘ (an augmented reality application) and other bundled Android apps are counted by LG as major selling points of the new phones.
Above is a photo of the LG SU2300. You can clearly see it running Android in the screenshot. But according to the press release, it will run two different versions of Android and LG meant for things to be that way. When it comes out in May, it will have Android 1.6. But come July-August, it will be upgraded to Android 2.1.
Just a month before that in June, the LG SU950/KU9500 (pictured above) will be released, and it will also run on Android 2.1.
LG said in its press release that these phones will initially be available through KT and SK Telecom in Korea. It hasn’t mentioned when it will be available elsewhere in the world, though. Similarly, pricing hasn’t been specified.
Via LG Korea
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