With all eyes on the Apple iPhone it seems Google is about to pull a nice publicity stunt with the launch of a Google Phone from LG.
To be available in Europe the Google phone is pretty much an LG Chocolate with Google apps integrated.
Google’s strong search services are just one click away with our phone as we put a hot key that directs users to Google services in a fraction of a second,” LG official Choi Je-wook said.
“In addition, the phone provides other Google services such as e-mail (G-Mail) and map-viewing (Google Earth). We hope this will be a grand slam,” Choi said.
- Simlar to the LG Chocolate
- Price £200
- Google search hot key
- 3 Google major applications, search, email and maps, incorporated into phone
- MP3 player
- 2 megapixel camera
- Video phone
The device sports a red-on-black color scheme not unlike LG’s popular Chocolate phone, but it’s larger, sporting a 2in widescreen LCD, the better to view Google’s web properties, accessed through a fast 3G connection.
The KU-580 has an FM radio and an MP3 player – controlled with dedicated playback keys – along with Bluetooth stereo and 3D sound enhancement. LG even said it has a song-writing app for budding musos. There’s a two-megapixel camera on the back and a smaller snapper on the front for video calls.
Via Reg Hardware