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RUMOR: Could this be LG's expected Windows Mobile Smartphone?
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 27.08.07 - 16:12:41 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 35359x
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Do you remember our earlier posting about LG's expected Windows Mobile 6 Professional smartphone?
Well, we told you, that - according to information we've received - this smartphone might looks similar to LG's Prada phone and the same sources told us now, that this Windows Mobile smartphone (which still has no official name) looks quite similar to LG's recently announced KU900. Just as a reminder, according to our sources, this device will sport Windows Mobile 6, is expected to feature GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as UMTS while HSPDA is still unconfirmed.

If our rendering above is correct, we can also expect a WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) screen which would makes perfectly sense. Furthermore we have heard now, that the Windows Mobile version "of the KU990" will definitely not sports a 5 megapixel camera.

Anyway, a recent article from BusinessWeek seems to confirm the rumor, that LG is heavily working on a Windows Mobile smartphone.

"Several [manufacturers] have been pushing Broadcom and Microsoft to build this development center," says John Starkweather, general manager of mobile communications at Microsoft. He adds that, later this year, a major manufacturer will release a Windows Mobile device based on a Broadcom baseband chip. Neither company would identify the handset maker or say how much they're spending on the design center. But Starkweather says Korea's LG Electronics asked Broadcom and Microsoft to work together and that Microsoft is spending as much on the center with Broadcom as it has on comparable efforts with TI and Qualcomm.

Again, all the information are still completely unconfirmed but the sources seems to be quite trustworthy.

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by Frosty on 27.08.07 - 17:48:12

All is good as long as LG improves the Windows Mobile GUI to make the touch screen nicely working. I have the Prade phone and I'm simply amazed how good this GUI is.
I've also tested the HTC Touch and compared to the LG Prade, the Touch is so yesterday.
But why no 5 megapixel camera? sad

Posted by youstillknowwho on 27.08.07 - 21:17:44

AFAIK the screen is WQVGA (240x400) not WVGA.
Expect to see it from Vodafona who are ranging EVERYTHING that reminds of an iPhone

Posted by Surur on 28.08.07 - 01:55:11

Isn't this LG's real WM Phone? … p;Itemid=4

No Mock-up needed.


Posted by Michael1 on 28.08.07 - 13:52:47

wow these photos look great. I would consider buying one of these, the form factor and design looks fantastic. But the screen resolution looks like it is QVGA right? this would be deal breaker for me.

So I'm better waiting for HTC's (hopefully soon released) VGA-Models.

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