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LG Launches Sub £100 3in Touchscreen Handset

Gordon Kelly


LG Launches Sub £100 3in Touchscreen Handset

Got the big touchscreen urge, but not the cash to back it up? LG sympathises...

It has announced the 'GD510' or 'POP' as it will be more commonly known, which throws a fair dollop of features at you for just £99.99 on pre-pay.

Most noteworthy - and noticeable - among these is the 3in 400 x 240 pixel touchscreen display which is backed up by a 3.2MP camera, Bluetooth, microSD expansion slot and decent battery life of up to 360 hours on standby. The handset also weighs just 87g (incl. battery) despite dimensions of 97.8 x 49.5 x 11.2mm. How is such a weight possible? Predictably because at £99.99 on pre-pay there isn't a lot else inside. There's EDGE, but no 3G, no WiFi, no GPS, no accelerometer and no camera flash. It also uses LG's fairly basic widget driven OS. None of this should come as a surprise though, nor should the handset's choice of a resistive touchscreen.

Still, you can feel environmentally friendly about choosing the POP since it is made from hazardous-free components (including PVC), the packaging uses recycled paper with soy ink printing and it will beep when fully charged to help conserve energy. Furthermore, LG will sell a separate solar powered battery cover.

The LG POP goes on sale immediately at the Carphone Warehouse. For the money it's difficult to see how you can do much better...


LG POP Product Page


November 6, 2009, 10:40 pm

I can't quite put my finger on it, but I really like the way this phone looks. Perhaps it's because it has very simple, clean lines to it. It has a decent feature list for the moderate price they're offering it for. If I was on PAYG, then I'd probably consider it, depending on how well the touchscreen worked, and if it had a basic web browser or RSS reader, just for text.


November 8, 2009, 3:20 am

or you could buy the viewty with 5mp camera xenon flash 3g hsdpa for £25 pounds less

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