LG GW620

Rumor: T-Mobile USA Might get an LG Android smartphone

You probably remember that LG has recently jumped into the Android bandwagon. Their first smartphone running on Google’s free mobile OS; the LG GW620 or Eve, which is supposed to make social networking even friendlier than anything else out there is already in Canada. LG has a second handset running Android, it is called LG GW880 Amundsen. But this LG Android-base phone is only available to China Mobile subscribers for the moment. So what do we get here in the US from LG that has Android? Well, nothing officially so far, but there's hope. According to TelecomsKorea, there was a research note by Prudential that talks about LG Electronics seeking an opportunity with T-Mobile USA in North America to sell LG Android smartphones. But for now, neither LG or T-Mobile are talking on this rumor, but is good to hear that there could be more Android phones coming to the US.

China Mobile gets the LG GW880 Android-based smartphone

So the last time we heard from an LG android smartphone it was when the LG GW620, aka Eve made it to the Great White North. Now, the second Android smartphone from LG has been officially launched, and it is called LG GW880 Amundsen. China Mobile is the first to get this smartphone running Android from LG. But unlike the LG GW620, the GW880 doesn't have a keyboard, it comes with a nice big touchscreen of 3.5inch (800 x 480). Talking abot the screen, it seems you can fit many icons on the homescreen ala iPhone. It also has Chinese-spec TD-SCDMA 3G connectivity, along with Bluetooth, a 5-megapixel camera and GPS. There's no mention of WiFi on this phone but it comes with CMMB (China Multi Media Broadcasting) TV tuner for mobile entertainment. Price is unclear at this moment and LG has not mention about releasing this Android phone in other parts of the world.

LG Eve (GW620) Arrives to Canada

The Android phones keep on coming, this time, manufacturer LG has jumped into the Android bandwagon. The Eve, aka GW620 is their first smartphone running on Google's Android OS. According to LG, the Eve Phone will make social networking even friendlier than anything else out there. The LG Eve has made its way into Canada's Rogers Wireless network, it sales for $49.99 on select 3-year plans, and if you want to get it with no contract, it'll set you back $399.99. One of the things that I really love about this phone is the 5-line QWERTY keyboard, besides, it looks pretty cool, at least on the pictures. There’s also a 3-inch resistive touchscreen, with a resolution of 480 x 320 pixels, together with, according to Rogers; GSM/GPRS/EDGE - 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and HSPA - 850/1900 Mhz. The first Android LG brings a SNS (Social Network Services) Manager that pulls together Twitter, Facebook and Bebo updates. It sports a 5-megapixel autofocus camera and automatic face recognition tying images into contacts entries. LG Eve will also have a built-in accelerometer, Wi-Fi and GPS. It also comes with built-in Google apps; Google Search, Google Maps and one that I feel every single smartphone out there should have; Google Latitude. Inside the box you will find a 2 GB memory card included, and the Eve comes with support for up to 16 GB MicroSD. You can find out more on Rogers site and have fun watching the videos below. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUb21PdRutM&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHsIKYidkTY&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

LG GW620 Android smartphone gets official

LG's first Android handset has made its official debut, in the shape of the LG GW620.  A slider device with a pull-out QWERTY keyboard and 3-inch touchscreen, LG's press information for the GW620 doesn't confirm many of the exact specifications; however, they do make clear that they will be supporting Android as well as - rather than instead of - Windows Mobile. The smartphone was previewed last week, as the LG Etna, on a Vodafone stand.  There it was confirmed to have a 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.  LG have also seemingly done some work on the UI, though not to the extent of Motorola MOTOBLUR or HTC Sense; instead it looks as though LG's S-Class UI has been ported over to Android. No pricing details, but the LG GW620 will arrive in Q4 2009, though so far the company have only confirmed that it will ship to "select European markets".  US availability is unknown. Press Release:
First Android Device Signals LG's Two-tier Smartphone Strategy Seoul, September 14, 2009 - LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, reinforced its aggressive strategy in smartphones by announcing the first Android mobile device which will give LG a broader and more dominant position in this expanding market. The announcement of LG’s first Android-powered smartphones comes only a week after the world’s third largest mobile phone company announced that it would be introducing three new Windows Mobile smartphones in the next few weeks. These developments underscore LG’s commitment to offering greater consumer choice in the expanding smartphone category. The new LG-GW620 features a 3-inch full touchscreen and slide out QWERTY keypad to meet the growing needs of consumers who rely on their mobile phones for more than just making calls. The LG-GW620 benefits from an operating system that was created from the ground up to take advantage of the many mobile applications and services developed by search leader Google. In anticipation of strong demand for smartphones that support social networking functions right out-of-the-box, the LG-GW620 also lives up to LG’s consumer-friendly design philosophy by making the smartphone experience more accessible for typical users. At the same time, LG’s messaging phones have traditionally been very popular with young professionals who demand a full QWERTY keypad for a fast mobile computing experience. The LG-GW620 manages to meet the needs of both types of users simultaneously. “The LG-GW620 will appeal to first-time smartphone customers by offering a new and different kind of user experience,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our objective is to provide a wide selection of smartphones to satisfy the diverse preferences of today’s consumers. This Android phone is just one of many smartphone models we plan to introduce worldwide in the years ahead.” In addition to the Android model, LG announced in early September that it will be introducing a minimum of 13 new smartphones over the next 16 months that utilize Microsoft’s Windows Mobile. The newest release, version 6.5, was announced just last week. The LG-GW620 will be available in the fourth quarter of this year in select European markets.