LG announces new budget handset

After announcing the new Arena and Chocolate special edition phones, LG is busy filling gaps in its current mobile phone catalogue with the announcement of a new budget handset called the GS200. The design, which is based upon a simple candybar chassis, should have some appeal to music fans because of a new speaker that LG has installed into the chassis which the company describes as "rich and loud". This obviously means that you can listen to music without headphones and alienate all of the people on the train instead of the guy who's sitting next to you.


Available in a black and red livery, the new phone also includes a FM radio along with FM radio recording plus a music player for entertainment, according to the Ubergizmo website. Other features include a 2in TFT screen packing in 176 x 220 pixels, Bluetooth, a microSD port to boost the internal memory plus a basic, 1.3-megapixel camera.


The phone is expected to be released into Russia first and other European territories in the new year for an equivalent price of around £80.


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