News From The East: LG announces release of Windows Mobile handset

LG has announced the release of a new mobile phone in the CommunicAsia 2009 show currently taking place in Singapore. The GM730 is a smartphone based on the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system. The phone was mooted earlier in the year and leaked images were seen on the internet, but it appears a few modificiations have occurred since, including a change of D-pad.


Other features will include, according to the YTN website, a three-inch, 240x400 pixels TFT touch-screen display, Wi-Fi, GPS, a built-in five-megapixel camera with auto-focus plus a microSD slot with internal memory and support up to 16GB. Initial releases will occur in Asia but observers are looking to later releases in Europe, too.


In related news, LG has demonstrated its handset modem chip based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. A fast data transfer facility, it clocks up to 10 times faster than 3G/HSPDA allowing you to download four HD-quality videos at the same time and play them back in real time.


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