LG KS660 and GD910 Preview
Probably the last two mobile phone announcements
from a mainstream manufacturer in 2008, the LG KS660
and GD910 are two very different devices due
for release next year.
LG's first dual-SIM phone, the LG
KS660 comes with a large 3" 400 x 240 pixel
touchscreen and a 5 megapixel camera.
LG are only the second major manufacturer
to launch a dual-SIM device such as this, and the closest
competitor to the KS660 is going to be the Samsung
D980 DuoS which has a smaller screen.
One obvious major drawback we can see
with the KS660 is that it is a GSM-only device. Neither
LG nor Samsung have been able to create a dual-SIM handset
that does 3G, and this is a shame because a phone like
the KS660 would lend itself to high-speed downloads
and uploads quite well.
As with the Samsung DuoS range, the
KS660 seems to be aimed at Russia and surrounding countries
as LG say that the handwriting recognition supports
English, Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh, Lithuanian and
Estonian languages. There's no word on exact specifications,
pricing or availability at present.
Taking a completely different approach
is the LG GD910 wristwatch phone due to be shown
next month. This tiny device has a 1.4" touchscreen
display, an MP3 player, Bluetooth, speakerphone and
HSDPA support so that it can enjoy 3.5G downloads.
Video calling is supported through a
camera on the front, and the GD910 also has speech dialling
and a text-to-speech function to read back text on the
LG haven't given full details of the
phone, but it will be interesting to see just how much
it weighs and what the battery life is like when full
details are known in a few weeks time.