LG has announced its latest full touchscreen mobile phone handset, the LG-KP500, which it claims is the UK’s most affordable yet. We’ll have to take the company’s word on that, because official pricing hasn’t yet been announced.
In fact, details are pretty sketchy all round. Looks wise, it’s slim, encased in black with a titanium rim. Features include handwriting recognition, on-screen QWERTY keyboard, auto-orientation when the handset is turned through 90 degrees, plus a motion sensor for gaming options.
Yes, it does sound remarkably like that “i” phone, doesn’t it, except it comes with a built-in stylus for more accurate tapping of icons. Presumably LG is more concerned over chunky fingers than Apple.
In the product announcement, LG glances at its range of high-end touchscreen handsets, including the Prada, Viewty, and Renoir. I get the feeling that this “affordable” model will have but a few of their top-end features. It could be the way to go for users who are more desperate for a touchy-feely screen than a slew of advanced features.
Coming sometime in October, so watch out for more details.