LG GW620 – an Android handset with full QWERTY keyboard

LG GW620 – an Android handset with full QWERTY keyboard
It seems like all big manufacturers (except Nokia) are going to enroll the green robot into their ranks. LG has announced its first handset with Google's operating system - LG GW620, before Sony Ericsson's Xperia X3 which has only been rumored so far. The Korean manufacturer is making a move similar to the one Samsung has made, by  releasing a device with no personalization of Google's platform interface and specifications typical for a middle-class Android smartphone. LG GW620 has a 3-inch screen (most likely with HVGA resolution), side-sliding QWERTY keyboard and 5-megapixel camera. The phone is expected to be released in Europe in the last quarter of this year but pricing remains unknown. US availability of LG's first Android handset has not been mentioned so far.

LG is obviously just adding another operating system to implement in its future smartphones. The manufacturer remains loyal to its close relations with Microsoft and will emphasize on Windows smartphones, promising to release 13 new Windows Mobile handsets in the next 16 months.

LG GW620 preliminary specifications

source: LG


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4 Comments

1. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

am thinking of buying hero and having seen a few youtube clips, after the upgrade rom is installed, hero is now one of the few best phones in the market... the upgrade's taken hero to the next level...(hoping the upgrade is coming around soon after it was officially released for the nordic countries a week ago).... will this LG stand a chance, not really ? at launch rumors said google's app market doesnt support hero as its not "google" branded, can anyone confirm ?

2. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Where did you see that they upgraded the ROM?

3. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

try this linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRPr4K_mpkM orhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm0O7hWXsaY... the upgrade firmware itself you can go htc site, make sure you select country Denmark and go into Support, afterwards in the dropdown menu choose htc hero... you can see the upgrade file... may not be downloadable for countries outside the scandinavia...

4. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

it looks like lg wants to compete with htc by adding the 5 row keyboard and with android. adding android was a good step up, but it still cant compare to the touch pro 2.

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