The LG Arena was announced early, using LG’s new 3D S-Class user interface that looks suspiciously like an iPhone – but has had a few tweaks to keep the lawyers away.
The 3D rotating screens and adjustable icons set it apart from the iPhone, and you can’t dispute the vastly superior specifications on the Arena either – or the fast speed of operation.
LG GM730 Windows Mobile
Now, LG has announced that it has chosen Windows Mobile to be its preferred smartphone platform, and they have also ported the S-Class UI to the new GM730, giving it an all new look and feel (as with any other Windows Mobile device, the front-end does an excellent job of hiding the inadequacies of the operating, pre V6.5).
The UI offers up four customisable home screens and with the flick of a finger, you can turn the cube from one side to the next. This eliminates nested menus altogether, putting everything at easy reach.
Just 11.9mm thick, this is another media-focused smartphone to use the Windows Mobile operating system – which now includes Internet Explorer 6 with advanced browsing features.
It will go on sale in the first half of 2009 and more details will be released nearer the time.
Another touchscreen phone (was there anything but at MWC?) and another LG with the new look 3D interface. Once again, LG has managed to produce a phone that is similar in all but looks to a Samsung phone, this time the Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition, with a touchscreen display and a slide out keyboard – but unlike the Tocco, this is completely transparent.
The GD900 keypad has a great illumination in the dark, and is also touch sensitive. This enables you to use it to perform gestures on the phone, such as zooming in or out on a picture or website.
Like the GM730, more information on the specifications will be released later.
More info: LG Mobile