LG KP106B economy handset in India

The LG KP106

B candy bar has been launched in India.

Specs and features at a glance:

• 1.5-inch LCD screen
• 65k display
• 128×128 pixel resolution
• 123x115x64 mm, weighs 63 gms
• 16 polyphonic ringtones
• One touch FM key
• Supports both English and Hindi keypads
• Built-in hands free Continue reading “LG KP106B economy handset in India”

LG KC 550 – 5 MP camera for a budgeted price

LG is out with a new 5 megapixel camera phone – the KC550. The handset is just 14mm thick.

It has a Schneider-Kreuznach auto-focus optics with an Image stabilizer.

This slider is a Tri-Band handset that comes quite well equipped for various media functions like a media player, FM radio, video and image editors and even motion sensitive games that work with the KC550’s integrated accelerometer sensor. Continue reading “LG KC 550 – 5 MP camera for a budgeted price”

Three New Handsets For India – LG KF510, LG KP320 and LG KP110.

LG have announced that they will be launching three new models in our markets. The three models would be LG KF510, LG KP320 and LG KP110. They would be additions to their fairly popular music oriented series, the Dynamite series and the low end editions which they have plethora of devices actually.


The KF510 which seems to be in the limelight is actually a music oriented handset. It has a 3MP AF flash camera along with red eye reduction and image stabilization. It has GPRS EDGE for connectivity and Bluetooth and FM radio. Also present is MPEG-4 player and dedicated MP3 player. Besides all this the fruit on the cake is that it can record video in QVGA resolution and also play back.

Targeted at style oriented customers, the 10.9mm thick KF510 is also equipped with a touch sensitive navigational keypad. Its 2.2-inches 240 x 320 pixels LCD display is covered by tempered glass and features a light sensor on the front in addition to power-saving auto-luminance control.

The new member to the Dynamite series clan, LG KP320 features a 3 megapixel camera with auto focus, video-recording, speaker phone, document viewer, email and Internet capabilities and high internal memory with TV out feature. Targeting the youth and mainly young women, the phone measures 107 x 46 x 13.5 millimeters and weighs just 81 grams. Moreover, the phone has 2 inch TFT display with 262k colors back up, music and video player, FM radio and Bluetooth.

The primary features of the LG KP320 are these:

  • Triband GSM (900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • 2 inch QVGA 260K color display
  • 3 megapixel camera with autofocus lens
  • Bluetooth, TV out, and built-in FM radio
  • 900 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • 80MB of built-in memory and microSD card support

The low end newcomer, the ‘extremely lightweight’ KP110 is an expansion of LG’s Bullet Series, which saw tremendous success amongst first timers and college students. The phone targets first-time phone buyers inclined towards music. Additional features of the phone includes MP3 player, FM radio on speaker phone; the ability to store around 500 phone numbers and 500 SMS messages, expandable memory up to 2GB; GPRS and WAP connectivity; and battery life up to 4 hours of talk time, 400 hours standby time and many others.

Continue reading “Three New Handsets For India — LG KF510, LG KP320 and LG KP110.”

Insurance for LG Mobiles

Now here is help for those who have a tendency to forget their mobile phones on counter tops in stores or on public transportation.

LG Electronics has tied up with United India Insurance Co. Ltd. and is offering a Mobile Theft Insurance Plan for its customers at no extra charge.

All LG GSM handsets bought on or after April 1st 2008 will be insured against theft for a period of one year from the date of purchase.

Anil Arora, Business Group Head, LGEIL, “Loss of mobile due to theft is a major concern for handset buyers. Customers stretch their budget to purchase latest handsets, and cannot afford to lose them. LG Mobile Theft Insurance plan would provide a perfect solution to this. We not only guarantee for providing the best phones in the market but also guarantee to safeguard customer’s interest in case of mobile theft.”

The buyer should lodge an FIR within 24 hours of losing the handset, block the SIM card with the respective service provider and send the information to the insurance company within 7 days. Continue reading “Insurance for LG Mobiles”

Stylish LG KF300 flip phone launched

A Fashion phone that is bound to make waves in the mobile phone circuit, the new LG KF300 has good looks…although it does look like it is aimed exclusively at the ladies.

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Specs and features at a glance:

• 2.2-inch QVGA display
• 1.3-inch TFT screen outside
• 128 x 160 pixels External screen
• 240 x 320 pixel 256K colours internal screen Continue reading “Stylish LG KF300 flip phone launched”

2007, a Blockbuster year for Mobile Phones

2007 was a blockbuster year for Mobile phones. Apprx. 1 billion mobile phones were sold in the year 2007. 2007 also saw some unique launches with Nokia launching their N Series devices followed by Apple launching the iPhone, which created ripples in the mobile phone industry. Continue reading “2007, a Blockbuster year for Mobile Phones”

LG KF700 for the all round web experience

A fully loaded handset with a web browser integrating Google Search, Gmail, Maps and YouTube, the LG KF700 unveiled at the MWC 2008 is an HSDPA phone that also makes video calls possible.

The USP in the words of LGE’s Press Release – “The world’s first phone with three separate input methods, the LG-KF700 itegrates a 3-inch touchscreen, alpha-numeric keypad and Shortcut Dial. Each of these input methods is assigned to the tasks at which it is most efficient, making LG’s highly intuitive interface possible. With its user-optimized navigation, all of the phone’s functions and features are instantly accessible.”

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Specs and features include:

• Triband
• 3 MP camera with auto focus
• MP3 player
• MPEG 4 video player
• Bluetooth
• MicroSD expandable memory
• 3 inch 262 K colour touch screen
• 240X480 pixels

The handset will be available in markets around Europe by April 2008

The LG KW838 Chocolate

I am a Reliance user and have been meaning to upgrade my handset for a very long time. I have a Nokia 6325 which is a neat handset, but lets face it, in the world of 3-5 megapixel cameras, MicroSD memory card options, Bluetooth, GPRS, GSM etc, this handset is antiquated.

But Reliance has few upgrade options that along with features, look super chic too. I don’t want a Black Berry, LG Chocolate hasn’t enough features, and the Nokia handsets by Reliance are just not good looking enough.

And then I come across this news item:

The latest LG Chocolate Phone KW838 can handle both CDMA and GSM cell phone signals. Continue reading “The LG KW838 Chocolate”

LG Viewty in India

India is touted to be the world’s fastest growing mobile marketplace. To prove that the company is serious about India’s status, LG launched its Viewty model in India.

We had covered LG Viewty’s debut in select Asian and African markets.

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To update our readers on the handset’s features, it has a 5 mega pixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens. It is YouTube enabled and carries a DivX certification. Continue reading “LG Viewty in India”

LG to introduce mobile technology for medical purposes

Mobile phones do a lot these days. They are serving every purpose known to man to keep him informed and updated and to enable him to keep track of his appointments, commitments etc. Mobiles also help you keep connected.

Now mobile phones will also do much more. Nokia revealed the Eco Sensor concept a few days ago, which is a mobile phone and a sensing device that will help monitor your health and environment as well.

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LG and a team of Canadian Researchers (from the University of Edmonton in Alberta) are busy inventing a system that will enable you to record your vital signs, such as temperature, heart rate and blood pressure, and then transmit them, through your cell phone to your doctor or medical assistant.

Incredible I would say! Continue reading “LG to introduce mobile technology for medical purposes”

2 Hot New Music Phones for music buffs

Music buffs across the world have two hot new models to grab, as Sony Ericsson and LG announced their latest models.

We bring you the inside information on both models as the expected Indian launch for both handsets is slated to be early 2008.

Sony Ericsson W890 Walkman Phone

Sony Ericsson launched its walkman model W880 a few months ago. It has now launched W890, its successor, with additional features. This handset is designed for entertainment and boasts features such as music, video, 3D games and high-speed web access.

We covered the handset a few weeks ago. For more pictures click here.

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Specifications:

• W890i UMTS/HSDPA 2100, GSM/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
• 240×320 pixels
• 262K TFT, QVGA
• 28MB user free memory
• External memory- Up to 4GB with Memory Stick Micro (M2)
• Java™ Platform 8 (JP-8) Continue reading “2 Hot New Music Phones for music buffs”

LG launches Shine Titanium

Although LG Shine in Titanium was launched worldwide way back in July 2007, the handset was formally introduced in India on November 4, 2007.

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The LG Shine Titanium is claimed to be the only mobile phone in the market with a Titanium finish metal body.

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The model has been launched in both the bar and slider models.

Features:

• 2 megapixel camera
• Expandable Memory up to 1 GB
• 2.2-inches LCD screen
• GPRS and EDGE compatible
• Bluetooth (with A2DP)
• USB connectivity Continue reading “LG launches Shine Titanium”