Viewty 2 in development, Renoir goes 8GB

Viewty 2 in development, Renoir goes 8GB
Competition in the cameraphone segment of the market has always been tough, but since Nokia has also joined in with an 8MP device at the MWC, the others will have to try even harder in order to keep their established positions. LG stands firm on its place as a manufacturer, which provides excellent cameraphones, and as such, it has already begun preparing something fresh to offer its users. According to newmobile, LG has showed the direct successor of the LG Viewty, the GC900 (or as they call it, the Viewty 2), which, as the source says, very much resembles the LG Secret, but without the sliding numeric keypad. The development process seems to be far from finished and we might have to wait for awhile until it gets officially announced. However, some of its key specs have been revealed. To begin with, it will incorporate the ARENA’s 3D S-Class User Interface, along with a 3-inch touch-sensitive screen with a WVGA resolution, according to the given specs, but newmobile informs that it may actually have the more modest WQVGA resolution. The camera will again be an 8-megapixel one, equipped with a Xenon flash and options for Face Recognition, Smile and Blink Detection. The Viewty 2 will also pack HSDPA, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.

Fortunately, the manufacturer will not leave us just waiting for its next great camera phone. GSM Helpdesk informs that LG has released a new version of its high-end camera powerhouse, the Renoir. What it adds is a vast 8GB built-in memory, instead of the original Renoir’s 130MB one. The only other difference is the black color solution, which is also available with the other incarnation of the device, the KC910i. However, we aren’t sure if the new Renoir 8GB Black and the KC910i are different handsets, or we are talking about one and the same device here, since we just cannot make out why LG would release two separate editions.

source: newmobile and GSM Helpdesk (translated) via SlashGear

Viewty 2 in development, Renoir goes 8GB



1. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

God, I hate having ATT, we have the crappiest phones out of all the wireless carriers. Best phone we have is the Eternity.

2. surethom

Posts: 1614; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Does the user interface run on win mobile to make it a smartphone or does it run on lg’s own os like the Arena making it a Dumbphone because there will be virtualy no third part software available. The same goes for the Renoir it runs on LG's own os, WHY, why pay a huge amount for a phone then be unable to install sat nav software like garmin, or other software, if the os was Win mobile there are thousands of third part applications/games you can install.

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