LG today announced its new LG GD880, or LG Mini, a small and slim phone with a 3.2-inch touch screen and a 5 megapixel camera. The LG Mini has HSDPA connectivity at 7.2 Mbps and Wi-Fi. It will be available in March in Europe first followed by other markets. Here is more info from today's announcement:
?We developed the LG Mini in response to specific requests from actual consumers who were unhappy with current full touchscreen phones that are too bulky, too clunky and too expensive,? said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. ?The easily pocketable LG Mini delivers great looks at a reasonable price, along with the trendy features that people want.?
Thanks to a slim, compact form factor made from the highest quality materials, the LG Mini easily slides in a shirt pocket or small handbag while still feeling reassuringly solid to the touch. Textured metal accents on the sides of the LG Mini add to the phone?s eye-catching looks without detracting from its overall simplicity. On the front, a large 3.2 inch touchscreen with an aspect ration of 16:9 extends all the way to the edge of the phone, giving it a finish that is as smooth as ice. In addition, a button-free face keeps the LG Mini simple and sleek.
The LG Mini features speedy web browsing and fast push email and Social Network Connect. Popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter are instantly accessible through built-in applications and a Social Network Feed provides instant and automatic updates of friends and family members on the home screen. Updates also appear next to each contact in the Social Address Book.
The LG Mini boasts a 5.0 megapixel camera featuring advanced face detection which allows uploading of sharp, vivid pictures and videos wirelessly to multiple social networks in one simple step. The device also plays music and movies in several popular file formats and even includes an FM radio.
With HSDPA connectivity at 7.2 Mbps and Wi-Fi, the LG Mini can browse the internet at high speed and also provide real-time location information using A-GPS.
The LG Mini will be available in Europe starting in March, followed by other markets. Prices will vary country-to-country and will be announced separately in each market.