Hands-on with the LG eXpo GW820

Hands-on with the LG eXpo GW820
It’s not every day that you see a handset that is able to project an image or video onto a surface. There’s plenty of value in this kind of concept for any business oriented customer, but the LG eXpo GW820 throws an ample amount of neat features to keep you enthralled – especially its pico projector add-on accessory. Not only does it pack a 1GHz snapdragon processor that makes the Windows Mobile experience a bit more tolerable, it definitely comes further than the last WM handset we’ve seen offered by LG for AT&T’s lineup.

So far it seems like HTC’s devices have dominated the landscape of Windows Mobile, but LG managed to craft a decent looking smartphone in the eXpo – it’s definitely slimmer than all the HTC Touch Pro2 variants out there. Without the pico-projector attachment, its size is manageable without being too bulky. We can’t say the same once you place the accessory onto its rear – making it extremely hefty looking and causing a noticeable dent in the pockets.

In the short time we were able to check out the pico projector, we were initially impressed with its overall usability. It may not cater to everyone, but business users and media buffs may really see the benefit of this accessory. We’ll see if the 1GHz snapdragon processor and LG’s own integration of the S-Class interface can make an impact to the Windows Mobile front. Expect our in-depth review soon!

LG eXpo Specifications

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