LG and AT&T have launched the first device in the U.S. that is powered by the 1GHz Snapdragon processor, the LG eXpo. The handset is the first in North America to offer an integrated pico projector that allows the user to share presentations and even downloaded movies can be shared by a few people. Sporting Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional, the eXpo has a 3.2
inch touchscreen with support for 16 million colors and a full sized QWERTY keyboard that slides out in Landscape mode. There is a 5MP camera on the device and a microSD slot allows for as much as 16GB of extra memory. The price for the handset is $199.99 after a $100 AT&T promotion card received from a mail-in rebate, and your signature on a 2 year contract with a minimum monthly plan of $69.99. The projector will be $179.99 when it becomes available in the coming weeks.
The LG eXpo will support AT&T's upgrade to HSPA 7.2. Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&TMobility and Consumer Markets said, "As we move to HSPA 7.2 technology, itis crucial to provide our customers innovative and future-proofsmartphones." AT&T plans to start up HSPA 7.2 in Charlotte, Chicago,Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and Miami by the end of the year. Thetechnology will be in 25 of the nation’s 30 largestmarkets by the end of 2010, and to reach about 90 percent of itsexisting 3G network footprint with HSPA 7.2 by the end of 2011.LG eXpo Specifications