Three's smallest 3G phone

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Last night 3G network Three finally confirmed the worst kept secret in the mobile phone industry that it is to offer LG phones on its network.

As regular TD readers will know we are huge fans of the first mobile it will offer the LG U8110.

The handset which features all Three’s headline facilities like person to person video calling and video downloads is one of the most compact 3G handset so far. It is significantly smaller and lighter than all the other models in Three’s portfolio bar the non-video calling Nokia 7600 handset and looks and feels much more like a GPRS phone than a 3G one.

It is available from £49.

There will be a full review of the phone in The Guardian and here next week. Until then suffice to say that with the LG phone and the excellent Nokia 7600, it seems at last that Three has finally overcome its handset issues.

Now how about offering POP3 e-mail on the phones?

Incidentally Sony Ericsson has told a TD regular that it will debut its Z1010 3G phone in the UK in June. There’s no word yet about which network, but we know that Three has been trialling the phone for some time. Then again it could be available via Vodafone whose 3G service is expected to begin the next month.

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