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Details On Windows Phone: Windows Phone Starter, No WP7S Upgrade For HD2, WP7S LG Prototype

Even before Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7 Series there were reports of HTC HD2 aka HTC Leo would be the only Windows Mobile 6.5 phone that would qualify for an upgrade to Windows Phone 7. After the announcement of Windows Phone 7, there was an alleged leaked image of the HTC HD2 running Windows Phone 7, the image was declared a fake. A Microsoft official while talking on the Engadget Show said that some Windows Mobile 6.5 phones can support Windows Phone 7 and it is upto the OEMs (manufacturers) to decide. With all those mixed signals, Microsoft’s Natasha Kwan, General Manager for Microsoft’s Mobile Communications Business in the Asia-Pacific region in an interview to APC magazine categorically stated that the HTC HD2 will not qualify for an upgrade to Microsoft’s latest mobile phone OS since it doesn’t have the three buttons.

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LG Announces Ice Cream KF 350 For Women’s Day

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Now that Women’s day is nearing, which comes on 8th of March, LG felt the need to commemorate the day by launching LG KF 350. The phone as guessed is pretty girlish, in fact too much girlish and is a flip phone.

LG KF 350 sports a 2.2″ QVGA, TFT display and an external LED display that displays time and various other notifications. It also sports various other features like 3MP Camera, QVGA video recording, FM Radio and a MP3 player. It possesses 25MB of internal memory which can be expanded by 2GB microSD card. It supports Bluetooth 2.1, microUSB, EDGE, Java etc.

The LG KF 350 is aptly priced at Rs 7949 and comes in 3 colors namely White-rosy, Blue and Pistachio.

LG eXpo Mobile Projector Exclusive Hands-On Pics

LG eXpo is the first handset from South Korean mobile phone manufacturer LG, that comes with a mini projector and 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This device also comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3G connectivity and a 5 mega-pixel camera.

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Other features include Microsoft Office Mobile, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, Xpress Mail with access to Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Yahoo! Mail, AOL, Windows Live, Optional LG Mobile Projector, Smart Sensor fingerprint recognition, Pocket Office and so on.

The guys at Engadget has shared some hands-on pics of LG eXpo Mobile Projector. Check out those exclusive hands-on pics below.

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Skype Soon Coming to TV Sets

Skype in Internet enabled TV sets
Skype in Internet enabled TV sets

Soon you   will have something new to watch on the living room TV: your relatives and friends from around the globe.

Panasonic and LG electronics, two of the top television manufacturers, announced at Consumer Electronics Show 2010 (CES 2010), that they are integrating the free online calling service Skype into their Internet-connected high-definition televisions.

Panasonic is providing a line up of plasma televisions that revolves around the company’s 3D-compatible TC-PVT25 series,TC-PG25 series, and the TC-PG20 series. To make all the internet services easier to access, these set of TV series will have a pair of USB ports that you can connect to an optional Wi-Fi dongle or to an external keyboard. The feature to integrate a keyboard with a television is significant. Similar to any other HDTV announced at the CES 2010 show, plasma or LCD, all of the Panasonic plasmas qualify for Energy Star 4.0. This surely means less power consumption, more savings and a greener environment for the users.

The Skype service on a TV will work similarly as it does on a PC, but with some limitations posed by current technology and consumer budget. A TV program will pause playing once you make or answer a Skype call; this is because the processors integrated in television sets are not yet powerful enough to allow people to chat and watch a TV show simultaneously.

Panasonic which based in Japan, and LG, based in South Korea, will sell specially designed Web cameras for their Skype-enabled TV sets, which should cost $100 to $200. These cameras will be customized for the wide range of distances between the TV and viewers.

Until now, TVs that have the capability to connect to internet, have been able to access only a limited number of online services, for example: Yahoo widgets that offer weather and news updates, or streaming movie service from Netflix. TV makers are now trying to change the identity of the primary screen in the house, by adding more internet services and making a television set more like a personal computer.

CES 2010: LG to Ship Mobile With Windows 7 Mobile This Year

Here is some good news for Windows Mobile fans, LG has confirmed that they will be shipping Meta Material Antenna phone with Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7 later this year.

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This news was confirmed by Engadget, who are live at CES 2010. Other interesting phones coming include the LG Expo, which will have a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor.

Products which  LG will be coming out with this year

  • LG Ultra Slim LCD panel is down to just 6.9mm thick
  • ATSC Mobile DTV
  • Meta Material Antenna running Windows Mobile 6.5 and Windows Mobile 7
  • LG Expo
  • New LG Chocolate Phone with 4.0" LCD
  • Network Monitor
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS) with Blu-ray Recorder.
  • Magic TV Report
  • OLED TV, with 15" Widescreen. Ultra thin at 3.2mm. 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio.
  • LCoS 3D Projector
  • Broadband services, Wireless TV and more.

So the CES 2010 has already started out with a bang, stay tuned to our coverage to get the latest announcements at the event.

LG Announces DTV Enabled LG Lotus

Recently, South Korean mobile phone manufacturer, LG Electronics, launched an improved version of LG Lotus. The new version comes with a Digital TV (DTV) chip and support for ATSC-M/H standards. Except this, there has been no major changes in latest version of LG Lotus.

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LG Lotus comes with QVGA internal display, QWERTY keypad, 2-megapixel camera, Stereo Bluetooth, Wireless Backup, microSD card slot, GPS and so on. The original version of LG Lotus was launched in 2008 and the new DTV enabled version is expected to launch during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas during the first week of January.

The price of this handset is not yet announced. Complete specs of this handset will be available after its launch in Consumer Electronics Show.

LG GM730 Hands-On Pics

LG GM730 is the first handset from South Korean mobile phone maker, LG Electronics, that comes with Windows Mobile operating system. This device runs on 528 MHz Qualcomm processor and Windows Mobile 6.1 OS. Other features include 3G connectivity, 5 megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach optics and autofocus, 16 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, Bluetooth and so on.

Check out the exclusive hands-on pics of LG GM730 below. More hands-on pics of this device can be found here.

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LG eXpo GW820 Hands-On Pics And Video

LG eXpo is the first handset from South Korean mobile phone manufacturer LG, that comes with a mini projector and 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This device also comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3G connectivity and a 5 mega-pixel camera.

Recently, we have posted complete specs LG eXpo and now the guys at Phone Arena has shared some hands-on pics of this device. Check out the exclusive hands-on pics of LG eXpo below.

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LG eXpo GW820 Complete Specs, Price and Photos

LG eXpo is the first handset from South Korean mobile phone manufacturer LG, that comes with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This device also comes with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3G connectivity and a 5 mega-pixel camera.

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LG eXpo runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 OS and it includes some excellent features such as 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, 5 mega-pixel camera with LED flash and auto-focus, 3G, Wi-Fi, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 512 MB internal memory, 16 GB expandable memory and so on.

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Other features include Microsoft Office Mobile, audio and video player, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, USB, voice dialing, Optional LG Mobile Projector, Smart Sensor fingerprint recognition, Pocket Office, Xpress Mail with access to Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Yahoo! Mail, AOL, Windows Live and much more.

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LG eXpo comes with support for 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS and UMTS/HSDPA (850/1900/2100 MHz) frequencies and a 1500mAh Lithium Ion battery that provides 3 hours of talk time or up to 10 days of standby time.

This handset is priced at $199.99 after mail-in rebate, with a two-year contract agreement from AT&T on a minimum $69.99 plan. The LG Mobile Projector is expected to be priced at $179.99.

LG GW525 Full Specs Leaked On LG’s Website

LG Electronics has recently unveiled the specifications list of its GW525 handset on the LG Mobile Developer Network’s Website with some excellent features. LG Mobile Developer’s website is reportedly aimed at the North and South American markets.

The GW525 is a quad-band 3GSM slide phone that offers push social networking updates allowing consumers to receive alerts from multiple social network sites as they are posted. It features HSDPA connectivity up to 7.2 Mbps, 2.8 inch touchscreen display, full slide out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel digital camera, stereo FM radio, music player and video player,the company says about this handset.

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LG GW525 is a full touchscreen phone with slide out QWERTY keyboard. It includes an ARM9 processor and supports data transmission through 3G, EDGE, UMTS and HSDPA. It also comes with a 2.8-inch TFT LCD touchscreen display, 256 MB internal memory, expandable upto 8 GB, 128 MB RAM and 3 mega-pixel camera.

Other features include Bluetooth 2.1, PC Sync capabilities, Email support, Flash Lite 3.0, multimedia player, image viewer and FM Radio. The price of this handset is not yet announced. It is expected to launch first in North American and South American markets, after that it will enter European and other markets.

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LG Unveils GD510, A New Touchscreen Phone

After the great success of LG Cookie, which was sold in more than 7 million units till now, LG Electronics announced the launch of yet another touchscreen phone, the all new LG GD510. The company calls this new touchscreen phone, “Pop”.

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LG GD510 comes with a 3-inch WQVGA touchscreen display, a 3.0 megapixel camera with an excellent video recording capabilities, a narrow 4.8 mm bezel, a single button to operate the menu, 8GB of internal memory space, music and video player, connectivity with social networking sites and much more. The LG GD510 is crafted from brushed aluminum which gives it a high-end look.

According to the press release,

LG’s consumer research showed that a large group of consumers wanted the functionality of a full touchscreen phone without the extra bulk and unnecessary features that resulted in higher prices. According to the research, many users were also put off by the complexity of feature-laden phones but still desired the easier navigation and larger screens of full touchscreen phones. The LG GD510 was designed to include the key features these users craved, without the overhead of features they didn’t use.

We gave the LG GD510 an optimized feature set which allowed us to concentrate on making the phone more compact and simpler to use,said Dr. Skott Ahn, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. Our high-end phones like the Black Label Series New LG Chocolate (LG BL40) may be getting all the attention but there’s a gap in the market for affordable touchscreen phones that we want to fill. The LG GD510 delivers all the essentials in communication, multimedia and entertainment and comes in a compact form factor as well.

LG GD510 will be available during mid-October in Europe, followed by other markets. The price of this handset was not yet revealed. Till then you can take a look at the official product movie below.

LG Will Pay You $10,000 For Your LG Chocolate Phone

According to the new advertisement by LG, the company is going to pay $10,000 to the person who will brings them the LG Chocolate Handset with any of the following serial numbers:

  • 803KPVH578503
  • 803KPJP923836
  • 802KPAE821224
  • 803KPBF578597
  • 803KPXV578330

LG Chocolate

According to LG, they have sold more than 21 million units of LG Chocolate phone. The contest will close on September 30th, 2009 at 23:59 GST (20:59 GMT). If your LG Chocolate has any one of the serial numbers given below, you can contact LG at inform [at] lge.com. LG will buy your phone for $10,000 and a new LG Chocolate phone will be gifted to you. The winners will be announced on October 8th, 2009. This contest is open worldwide. Keep your fingers crossed!

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