Remember that LG handset from earlier on? Here’s the details – meet the LG Eigen / GM-730. This is an all-new handset with quad-band GSM, EDGE and 3G. At the back you’ll find a whacking 5 megapixel camera whilst up-front there’s a 240×400 WQVGA screen to enjoy whilst inside the G-sensor will let you rotate the screen simply by rotating the handset itself. It will, according to the press release, be the first phone to feature Windows Mobile 6.5.
Other features include an FM radio, Bluetooth and a 528Mhz MSM7201a CPU. The design is simple but elegant and the screen is both big and high-quality. We also believe it’ll have built-in GPS.
Click on for some bigger pictures of this upcoming device and the full press release. It’s also on display on the LG Mobile World Congress site below. This is a pretty big deal. Not only have LG got the first device running 6.5, but they’re also stating that up to 50 handsets could be produced over the coming years with up to 26 in 2012.
Links – mwc.lge.com – Microsoft Related Press Release
LG-GM730 first phone to feature new version of Windows Mobile
FEBRUARY 16, 2009. 02.00 PM – LG Electronics (LG), a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, today announced LG-GM730, its newest handset in LG’s smartphone line-up, which makes advanced smartphone features easy to use. This, the first smartphone to use new version of Windows Mobile OS integrated with LG’s advanced 3D S-Class User Interface, will be on display at the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona from February 16-19.
LG Electronics steps forward to the smartphone market making statement that users don’t have to outsmart to their smartphone.
The LG-GM730 is the newest phone among LG’s easy-to-use smartphones line-up to come. The company has recently signed a special contract with Microsoft, allowing them to be the first manufacturer of a phone with the new version of Windows Mobile. On top of Windows Mobile, the LG-GM730 will provide LG’s dynamic, direct and intuitive S-Class User Interface.
“The combination of Windows Mobile and our new 3D S-Class User Interface will make the LG-GM730 the most functional and easiest to use smartphone ever created,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “This phone is a springboard for us. We will launch a number of smartphones this year; most of them will follow this same winning formula.”
Built-around a 3D cube layout, S-Class User Interface provides four customizable home screens. The simple flick of a finger instantly turns the cube from one side to the next. S-Class User Interface eliminates nested menus wherever possible, providing more direct access to features and applications. Even setup for e-mail is simplified, requiring just one click. Internet Explorer 6.0 enhances the web experience.
The LG-GM730 also incorporates LG’s signature style, with a slim, seamless profile and smooth, stylish rounded edges. At just 11.9 mm it is the perfect on-the-go. Despite its small size, it still manages to pack in all the essential productivity software, with room to spare.
More technical specifications will be announced soon and the LG-GM730 will be available for purchase in the first half of 2009.