LG GD900: Second Preview
2nd April 2009
LG have given us a second preview of
the LG GD900, a phone with a novel transparent
keypad, but they still haven't let slip the handset's
Not only is the keypad impressive to
look at, but it is also touch-sensitive, as is the 3"
widescreen display. Of course, all keypads are touch-sensitive,
but in this case you can draw on it and drag and drop
objects exactly as you can do on the screen.
This dual-control comes into its own
when used with the music player, but we can see that
it is useful in several other applications too.
The GD900 is another handset to feature
LG's new S-Class interface which uses a 3D model with
multi-touch capabilities. This is LG's attempt to bring
an "iPhone level" of sophistication to their
touchscreen phones. How well this works in the real
world is yet to be seen.
As for the GD900's "pet name",
this could be the "LG Crystal" or perhaps
"LG Titan". Crystal seems more likely to us,
but the Titan name is on some of the document we got
hold of, perhaps "Titan" is just the development
Full details should be announced some
time next month. We look forward to getting the whole
picture, in the meantime here is an LG teaser trailer
with our own commentary.