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CTIA 2007: Live Report

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CTIA 2007: Live Report
After being launched in Korea and Europe, it is time for us in the US to get some “shine” on our lives. Actually, the VX8700 will not bear the Shine name it is know by in the rest of the world. The Shine series consist of several devices in different form factors, with the common distinguishing feature being the all metal “shiny” body.

CTIA 2007: Live Report
CTIA 2007: Live Report
The first US version will be a clamshell, with dimensions of 3.8 x 2.0 x 0.5 inches and weight of 3.8 oz. The front shell feature small TFT display while the main one is with now almost standard for higher end phones QVGA resolution. The keypad looks exactly the same as the rest of the Shine series, but unlike them, the keys were pressed a lot easier and had a lot better tactile response. If you remember from our 3GSM coverage, the keypad of the European Shine series was in our opinion their main drawback.
CTIA 2007: Live Report
CTIA 2007: Live Report



No major feature is missing from the VX8700’s feature-set. It is EV-DO capable, has 2-mega pixel camera, Bluetooth with A2DP stereo broadcasting and microSD memory slot. As one attendee at the CTIA expressed her view of the VX8700 – it is something that you expect a CEO to carry around. We completely agree. The phone is just awesome!


LG VX8700 Interface
LG VX8700 Interface
LG VX8700 Interface
LG VX8700 Interface
LG VX8700 Interface
LG VX8700 Interface
LG VX8700 Interface
LG VX8700 Interface

LG VX8700 Interface



CTIA 2007: Live Report
CTIA 2007: Live Report
For all music fans, Fusic2 is coming in a store near you around the end of April. Fusic’s external antenna is gone, along with the “toy-like” look the original one had. The new LG570 has a completely new look and in our opinion is a lot more stylish and professional. A positive note is the decreased weight from 4.2 to 3.14 oz.

The whole idea of the Fusic is kept alive – a phone with music player merged in one. Unfortunately, it is not the only thing kept. The lousy 1.3-mega pixel camera is still here, as is the meager 176x220 main display. Increased is only the resolution of the external one and it is now 160x128 pixels.
CTIA 2007: Live Report
CTIA 2007: Live Report
CTIA 2007: Live Report
CTIA 2007: Live Report

The music controls on the front has been changed and now are touch-sensitive. Changed is the keypad and is now flush and in the short time we spent with it seems more comfortable compared with the LX550 Fusic.

If you desire not to be disturbed while rocking out, LG LX570 enables users to put it in music-only mode, where the phone functionality is turned off.
The unit which LG had at the show did not have charged battery, so we can not comment on the phone’s interface.

Overall, the LG570 looks like an interesting design, but we’ll need to spend a little more time with it in order to give a definite thumbs up or down.

next to its predecessor - the FUSIC
next to its predecessor - the FUSIC
next to its predecessor - the FUSIC
next to its predecessor - the FUSIC

next to its predecessor - the FUSIC


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