Its finally official, the LG GD900 Crystal was announced by LG yesterday here in the UK. For those of you who have been emailing in, the release will be on the 1st of July, only at the Carphone Warehouse.


We are obviously very excited about this, most of you interested will probably have seen the video of the GD900’s Crystal Touchpad in action. Its the first of its kind and no doubt making the Crystal one of the most elegant LG phones ever.


Just to recap, the LG GD900 will come with LG’s latest S-Class user interface as well as excellent specs including eight megapixel camera, 3″ full touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth as well as support for up to 32GB of external memory making the GD900 another excellent all round multimedia camerphone.

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Only have a short while since we last posted the LG Viewty Smart GC900‘s video, LG have now announced its availability in the UK.


Just to recap for those who may not have heard about the Viewty Smart. It can be considered as the second generation of the original highly successful LG Viewty, five megapixel camera phone. Like the Viewty, Viewty Smart focuses heavily on mobile photography, boasting a three inch WVGA display and equipped with an eight megapixel camera with LED flash. Full press release to follow after the jump.

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Video: LG Viewty Smart GC900

On May 4, 2009, in Cell Phones, by KLS

The LG Viewty Smart carries on the heritage of the first LG Viewty which was one of the first full touchscreen mobiles to sport a five-megapixel camera and direct video upload onto YouTube. Having sold over 6.5 million units worldwide, the second incarnation of Viewty offers even greater enjoyment while viewing and sharing, in addition to taking still and moving pictures, with a number of upgraded features in addition to its Intelligent Shot Mode. Main features of the new LG Viewty Smart GC900 include an 8 megapixel sensor with sensitivity up to ISO 1600, a higher resolution WVGA touchscreen, a more intelligent image processor and LGs easy-to-use S-Class User Interface (UI).

Checkout the video from LG below:

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We only spoke about it a week ago and now LG has officially announced their latest flagship – the LG Arena KM900 at the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona. I know some have been asking us when exactly the Arena will be available in the UK, we can now confirm that it will arrive very shortly next month! Meanwhile, we’ve got an official demo video of the new and very exciting 3D cube user interface (UI) for you to see right after the break.

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Honestly. Why do we still call them phones? Though they are definite communication devices, users talk less and opt for quicker methods of exchanging information. We could live with out them, but when they offer everything from music to streaming video and restaurant suggestions, why would we?

NTT DoCoMo and Sharp Corporation Combine Forces With Nissan In September 2008, a new partnership of Japanese manufacturers and service providers announced the development of another mobile phone function that will do for the Nissan Auto Corporation and DoCoMo what the iPhone did for AT&T in the United States. NTT DOCOMO and Sharp Corporation have developed a first of its kind mobile phone that also operates as an intelligent key. For future users, this means locking and unlocking an intelligent key enabled Nissan, as well as starting and shutting off the engine — all with the push of a couple buttons on their handset. All companies involved plan to consider the 2009 response when the phone is released commercially, and will move toward potential ventures if the phone is a hit. Potential users, especially those in the market for a new car and a new mobile phone, will likely bite early at the opportunity to own another slice of Japanese technology. DoCoMo was the perfect fit for the venture, being the king of Japanese mobile communications and offering one well executed marketing plan after another, while also serving as a huge opportunity for Sharp. The opportunity is even bigger for Nissan, which has taken a hit with the rest of the auto industry, due to present economical woes. Perhaps Ford or GM should collaborate with AT&T and Apple to see if that doesn’t help turn around wounded and ailing American auto industry.Keeping Up With the Japanese Joneses in the Mobile World When it comes to mobile technology, the U.S. certainly does not have all of the options available in Japan.

While the new Sharp handset is nice to look at and offers innovative functions, how important are these functions? To some extent, you can justify all mobile functions, but by now you’ve probably thought of several scenarios in which you wouldn’t want your cell phone opening your car and starting the engine! Having your cell phone stolen could potentially create a lot more problems. A poor hypothetical situation, but at least a reminder for why we don’t need this technology in the U.S. just yet. Once we can plug a foldable keyboard into our phones as a laptop replacement, then we’ll take the intelligent key technology!