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LG GW620: The New Android Phone from LG

The new LG GW620 is the newest offer from LG that will, for the very first time, feature the Android operating system. This release only comes a week after the announcement by the third largest mobile phone manufacturer that they will be releasing 3 new mobile phones that will be running Windows Mobile. These efforts seem to be paving the way for LG to expand the smartphone market and make it a lot more accessible to everyone. With this newest release, LG is honoring its commitment to bringing consumers better choices and experiences.

The Design

 LG GW620

In terms of the design, this mobile phone does not necessarily stand out. That is to say, it comes in a very basic style that is both fashionable and modern (although it is not at the same level of the Nokia N series or Blackberry community). It also features a 3.0-inch resistive touchscreen that has a 320 x 480 pixel resolution (262K colors). This is also a slider phone, which means it slides out (landscape) to reveal a full QWERTY keypad that can facilitate faster typing. This is good news for all the young people and professionals in the crowd because a full QWERTY keypad makes drafting emails, instant messages, and SMS very simple and very convenient. It also features an accelerometer, which is very responsive.

All in all, the design is okay. It will not necessarily put people in a state of awe but it won’t leave them bored either. It is the perfect mix of simplicity and style that should appeal to a significant amount of people out there.

 The Features
LG GW620

As for the features, this Android phone is packed full of them. First of, this will be running on the Android platform, which should mean that it will have access to a lot of the different Google Services being offered. These include Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search, and others. It should also come with access to the Android Market, where people can download a multitude of applications to populate their phones with.

Apart from this, it also comes with a 5.0-megapixel camera with an autofocus feature, video capture capabilities, and the ability to take photos of up to 2560 x 1920 pixels in resolution. It also features SMS/MMS capabilities, space for over 1000 contacts (with photocall), a microSD slot, 2.0 microUSB, Bluetooth connectivity, email support, a WAP browser, instant messaging capabilities, as well as an FM radio and photo and video editors. It is also java enabled, supports GPS with A-GPS, has an audio / video player, and all the other basic features typical of any new smartphone.

The Verdict

LG GW620

All in all, the LG GW620 is not necessarily the best smartphone out there. It will not have the same amount of functionality that HTC handsets, or other high-level smartphones will feature, but on its own, it is a very good Android offer that will surely expand the reach of LG. If y  ou are in the market for a new smartphone, give this slider phone a try and you will be pleasantly surprised by its functionality and style.