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LG Unveils First High End Dual Sim Phone

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LG Unveils First High End Dual Sim Phone

While LG tends to be at the cutting edge for most mobile phone related techno tomfoolery this is one area it was playing catch-up...

Finally focusing its considerable might in the direction of dual sim functionality the South Korean monolith has come up with the 'KS660' a supremely impressive first stab crammed with high end bells and whistles.

Most obviously, those sharing home and work mobiles will likely be chuffed to see the large 3in WQVGA (240 x 400) display and positively giddy to hear it is backed up by a 5MP camera with autofocus, flash and 720 x 480 video recording. An accelerometer should also help make navigation rather intuitive and the microSDHC expansion slot means the somewhat piffling 50MB of native memory won't prove a problem.

On the other hand there's a stylus (*screams*) meaning no capacitive touchscreen here and the lack of both 3G and WiFi is also troubling. If fast data access isn't important to you for some reason (call yourself progressive with your dual lines?!) then the 105 x 55 x 14.9mm dimensions and 115g weight could be a clincher. A Q1 2009 release date is mooted in Russia and the Far East for the KS660 and if it proves popular expect a Euro version to be knocked up faster than you can say:

"Shut up honey, I've got my idiot boss on the other line...

Honey? Hello Honey?

...Idiot Boss? Yes sir, it's me. I'll get my things."

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via mobile 163.com (Google Translation)

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Ohmz

December 29, 2008, 6:43 am

No capacitive touchscreen? With phones like this, Apple and Google will ride easy into 2009. The competition still doesn't get it do they?

ThaDon

December 29, 2008, 2:08 pm

I'm actually glad to see they're wading into this area; at the moment the highest-end manufacturer i know making dual-sims is Samsung, with its Duos D880 and Duos D780. Decent phones, but only useful if you're a texter and a talker and occasional MMSer. Not built for fast internet access. Something to do with stuffing TWO battery-munching 3G radios into the handset. Heck, even the Samsungs only allow tri-band on one sim and dual-band on the other. Aesthetically, this is actually progress lol!

ThaDon

December 29, 2008, 2:14 pm

Correcting myself VERY quickly, a dual-3G set has been launched (TR covered the article - don't know how i missed it!), and Samsung even have a dual-sim touch-screen (D980) but still no 3G on a dual-sim touch-screen. Matter of time methinks...

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