LG Annouces 'Pop', Compact Full Touchscreen Mobile

LG has just unveiled the LG GD510, or more simply, Pop what they’re calling the most compact 3-inch full touchscreen phone ever made. The LG GD510 is the handset people who want a simple touchscreen phone have been waiting for. LG has designed the handset to include the key features that most users crave without the overhead of features they didn’t use.

“We gave the LG GD510 an optimized feature set which allowed us to concentrate on making the phone more compact and simpler to use,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Our high-end phones like the Black Label Series New LG Chocolate (LG BL40) may be getting all the attention but there’s a gap in the market for affordable touchscreen phones that we want to fill. The LG GD510 delivers all the essentials in communication, multimedia and entertainment and comes in a compact form factor as well.”

The handset’s feature set includes:

3-inch WQVGA touchscreen that extends almost to the edges with a narrow 4.8 mm bezel giving the illusion of an uninterrupted sheet of glass
3G ready with EDGE/GPRS
Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0 (micro)
FM radio
3 megapixel camera
8GB internal memory
The unit’s sleek design is accented by a single button on the face that functions as the menu, end and cancel keys, depending on the phone’s mode. A slim strip of light around the button shines either green or red to indicate the handset’s function. The LG GD510 is crafted from brushed aluminum which gives it that high-end sort of look. Though there's nothing officially mentioned in the press release, a couple of the press images show the handset with a solar panel battery cover. Interesting!

LG GD510 will be available beginning in mid-October in Europe, followed by other markets. Prices will vary country-to-country and will be announced at a later date so stay tuned. In the meantime check out the promo demo.

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