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LG Prepping Modular Touchscreen Smartphone

Gordon Kelly


LG Prepping Modular Touchscreen Smartphone

Around this time last year I wrote about the modu modular phone - a technology widely embraced as the greatest step forward in modern handsets. I wasn't convinced in the slightest however and described it as "a brave idea - but I'm certain history will also prove it to be a stupid one". Now once again this shows you have an astute news editor, so what about this...?

The 'VX9600' according to Howard Forums is an attempt by LG to make the modular mobile phone popular once and for all. My response? You guessed it - I call foul.

Despite featuring what appears to be a large touchscreen of unknown size and resolution, the VX9600 doesn't look to have a lot going for it. As a standalone handset it seems perfectly mediocre but trying to separate it from the pack is a modular QWERTY keyboard. Smart? I hear a significant number say NO. You either embrace the virtual keyboard or you do not and you make choice occasionally.

Never have I heard a BlackBerry owner complain about the lack of a touchscreen or the iPhone fanatic obsess about a Qwerty keyboard, so clearly someone is wrong. User feedback strongly suggests it is the concept of convenience but just how convenient will it be? Time and patience will tell...

Until then let's enjoy the impending Barcelona-eque world conference and pray this LG mess gets buried. Of course I could be proved wrong but I have a pretty good TR predictive track record and I say no chance.

LG prove me wrong. Do it!


via Howard Forums


January 28, 2009, 12:46 pm

maybe the phone is made of lego or something. or maybe the keyboard can come off


January 28, 2009, 2:31 pm

Articles like this remind me of the chat board or whatever it was called that came out for the Ericsson's of yesteryear.


January 28, 2009, 2:44 pm

@ilovethemonkeyhead - that's the whole point - the keyboard can come off and other accessories connected.


January 28, 2009, 3:21 pm

Yet it still has to hang the stylus with a little rope like some odd stick of lipstick tagging along for the ride :(


January 28, 2009, 6:13 pm

Erm... I think that's a wriststrap BinnsY.

Not that I can see why you'd want one of those either really - it's not a Wii remote.

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