Yesterday LG announced a new business-oriented smartphone at CommunicAsia 2009, the GW550
. The handset comes in a candybar form-factor and features front-facing QWERTY keyboard. Its overall design reminds of the Nokia E71x,
but the similarities end here. The LG GW550 runs Windows Mobile Standard and has a non-touch-sensitive 2.4-inch display with QVGA resolution. Other features of the smartphone include 3MP camera, stereo speakers, HSDPA 7.2Mbps (HSUPA 2.0Mbps) connectivity and 1300mAh battery. The GW550 will be a quad-band GSM with global 3G support, but unfortunately, information on release dates and pricing has not been provided by the manufacturer.