The LG eXpo is a WM6.5 phone with 1GHz processor and projector

The LG eXpo is a WM6.5 phone with 1GHz processor and projector
AT&T has just unveiled a new WM6.5-powered smartphone for its lineup – the LG eXpo (which we have actually heard of as the LG IQ for Telus). The LG eXpo will be a strictly business-oriented device, not only because of its operating system, but also because of some additional features that we do not see in cell phones very often. First off, it will sport an “optional integrated pico projector”. Basically, the gadget can be installed on the back of the phone to allow you to carry out presentations, share videos and so on. For a higher security level of the information you keep inside the LG eXpo, there will be a fingerprint recognition sensor on the front side. In addition, the sensor can also be used as a directional pad.

Finally, the eXpo should also be good enough when it comes to performance, as it will be powered by a 1GHz processor under the hood. Other important specs include a 3.2-inch screen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5MP camera and GPS. Look for the LG eXpo in AT&T stores, starting December 7 for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract on a minimum $69.99 plan.

source: AT&T


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11 Comments

11. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

good bye crapple iphone. congrats at&t.

9. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

now if LG& ATT made a REAL smarthpone, it would be able to dispense a cold six pack of beer...

8. 21mac

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

Idk what happened to LG. their phones used to be great! Now there just horrible and there touch screens suck!! It’s pretty sad :(

7. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Guys keep in mind that it's optional, just that the phone is compatable for use w/ it. If you go to the LG website, they only show the phone and has the projector as an accessory...

10. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

97.3% of the people on this site are far too dumb to comprehend that. Glad you made the cut for the other 2.7% that have a clue!!

5. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

at&t did it again hehehe

3. HeadAcheJoe

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 01, 2009

This will certainly make watching pron a lot more enjoyable on my mobile! In all seriousness, I agree that this would never become my all-in-one device to replace a laptop+projector for business, but I would like to see the pico projector tech develop further. I could see this type of thing being more useful for setting up a slideshow at a family gathering, reunion, wedding reception, etc. But, definitely more for casual use, rather than business. Though, talk about reinventing the elevator speech-- you can now add ppt presentations!

2. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

Well, it's good to see AT&T finally have a phone worth bragging about besides the Iphone.

1. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Who wants or needs these features? Anyone with a need for a projector for presentations will have a projector for presentations, and if he needs to keep his files ultra secure, he willl have some type of encryption or an encrypted USB key, THAT HE WILL PLUG INTO HIS LAPTOP!! No body is going to completely eliminate his other gear for a "Does it all" cell phone. AT&T are starting to remind me of the Lions. You kept "drafting" for show and not getting what you actually need (Android). You dropped the ball again boys. That will be right in the dog pile of other devices that never panned out and us employees will have to eat those costs. At least the projector is removeable. For a second I was thinking, How in the world will you store this thing? No pouch will hold it with that huge "extended battery" design sticking out of the back. Which would have meant an expensive proprietary carry case. This is one of those "look at what we can do with technology" items. I'll bet LG never expected any carrier to actually pick this up, let alone subsidize it. They're back at home popping expensive champagne going WOW! Who would have thought we'd sell THAT thing, huh? AWW who am I kidding? I'll get it, then I can download a bunch of movies and show them on a 19" projected (washed out) image to my tech geek friends and yell "Let me see your precious iPhone do that!"

4. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

i agree with you... this phone would have been stellar. jaw dropping. or phenomenal 2 years ago. the finger print recognition is basically a jocked idea off google that was going to be the unlocking mech on the android OS before it was scrapped... 2 years ago... who needs a projector? my pro 2 has a tv out capability to plug into any tv ( or office projector) that takes the aux cables (the red white and yellow things on every tv) with out draining my battery any sooner then it would nornally and it only has a 4 row key board i will not go back to anything less then a 5 row.... knowing LG and the quality products they build, this phone sounds like it could be good and appeasing to those that dont need a cutting edge phone. just a phone with some pizaaz...

6. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I guess this is what someone was saying when cameras first started showing up on cellphones... Yoou can throw the projector into the same box as netbooks, there's not a major need for it, but there will always be someone finding use in it. I can think of some situations where it would come to good use- not really good use for the suit and tie crowd, but good use for artists, designers wanting to throw out some last minute concept ideas to a small group. Uhm, you could have your own delivery business, and say a customer is bitching about the contents of their delivery or w/e, you could pull up their exact order from your phone, get an empty table, project their order request you got from your email, point out what they wanted is exactly what you delievered and tell them to stfu..small things.

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