The LG Wine mobile phone, which was initially launched in May 2007, and then upgraded last year, is now being further upgraded to 3G standard and is slated for release this September.
According to the company, the Wine has sold two million phones in total. However, the breakdown for that sales total has surprised LG. Sales were good but steady, allowing the company to sell one million handsets in 15 months and an additional one million during the following nine months. LG said that a typical life cycle of any mobile phone centres around a six month period, so the sales trend of the Wine is seen, by the company, as exceptional. Which is part of the reason why LG has decided to persist with the Wine in an upgraded form, according to the Telecoms Korea website.
Targetted at an older market, the design of the Wine features a large screen and keypad buttons, quick preset keys and text to speech capabilities.
No UK release date or price has yet been mooted.
Click to read the Telecoms Korea story