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LG Mach introduced with 4 inch screen and side-sliding QWERTY

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LG Mach introduced with 4 inch screen and side-sliding QWERTY
At CTIA MobileCON 2012, the LG Mach has been introduced. The device will roll out this fall with a side sliding QWERTY. Like the physical keyboard on some newer phones such as the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE and the Motorola DROID 4, this QWERTY offers a dedicated numbers row. Speaking of the Motorola device, the LG Mach will be going up against its fellow side slider and without an idea of where Sprint plans on pricing the phone, we can't say for sure that there will be cannibalization. 

The LG Mach has a 4 inch WVGA display for your viewing pleasure and a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor is under the hood with 1GB of RAM aboard. A 1700mAh battery keeps the lights while the 5MP camera on back records video in 1080p. The VGA front facing camera is good for taking self-portraits and engaging in video chat. 8GB of native storage can be expanded using the mictoSD slot on board and the LG Optimus UI runs on top of Android 4.0. At .48 inch thick, the LG Mach is thinner than the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE.

If you do a lot of mobile typing, this could very well be your next handset. You can check out pictures of the LG Mach below.

source: Engadget

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posted on 09 Oct 2012, 22:54 1

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

i honestly like the design......really slim for a qwerty if LG would make one like this but "top notch" specs.......i would consider getting it.....mainly an HD screen is what i would like to see

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 23:22 13

2. JBurd3 (Posts: 11; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)

Am I the only person that still misses a physical keyboard???

posted on 09 Oct 2012, 23:52 6

3. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

if only someone would get serious about a qwerty phone and give it top specs, nice size battery and a really slim design.......could win alot of people over :)

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 02:41

4. 12013E12T (Posts: 37; Member since: 08 Sep 2009)

i know what you mean, i love qwerty keyboards... i almost bought the Motorola Photon 4G Q a while back, but i couldn't get it right away (still haven't). and now that i hear about this phone, i think i might just wait it out to see how this LG Mach turns out

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 06:22

7. ibap (Posts: 786; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)

No. You aren't.

And when you read posts full of typos and all in lower case, can you guess what type of device they were typed on? Though that's not the only cause of that kind of junk.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 12:36

10. ChangMin2012 (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)

People in my hometown back in Korea kinda dislike these Slideout qwerty boards cause it takes time for them to open the damn thing. That's why there are lesser phones with them keyboards.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 03:41

5. Naviiin (Posts: 14; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

Anyone know something about GSM compatibility? Or if it has a built in SIM like the Photon Q did? Would love to import this device and use it in Europe, it looks very nice.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 05:36

6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 418; Member since: 04 May 2012)

Back cover looks awesome :O

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 07:03 1

8. pankajgupta (Posts: 59; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)

Miss Sony's desgin.
Xperia Pro is awesome (i have it), but I would like a new Xperia Pro with Dual or Quad core S4 processor by Sony. :)
Xperia Pro already has 8MP awesome camera.. not even the latest ones have it in LG or Samsung..
Pls Pls sony.. release it :) call it Xperia Quad or Dual Pro.. :)
Would prefer a 4.0 inch or 4.3 inch screen. :D

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 10:10

9. Yaldabaoth (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)

I still use a Touch Pro 2 on US Cellular. [Waits for the laughter to die down.]

No matter the carrier, we need more 5-row QWERTY side-sliders with quality keys and responsiveness, top-of-the-line hardware specs, modern OS and software, LTE, etc. The LG Mach looks like it may fit the bill.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 14:15

11. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Yea this is pretty slim. Its only .02 inches thicker than the LG Viper, which is similar to this phone except no qwerty.

posted on 10 Oct 2012, 15:24

12. Stuntman (Posts: 840; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

That's two keyboard slider phones in the past month or so. I sure hope one comes available on Bell. I'm getting fed up with using a touch screen keyboard. I'm making so many endless amount of mistakes. I even accidentally deleted a whole conversation on FB because of misplaced touch. Oh how I miss my HTC Desire Z.

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