Korean LG Electronics recently revealed their new wireless Pocket PC at ITU Telecom World 2003. The device is announced to includes a built-in 1.1 megapixel camera and uses a slider design to accommodate a traditional numeric keypad.
Beside this the features are more or less Pocket PC characteristic with a 400Mhz XScale CPU and 192MB of storage (which seems to mean 128MB RAM and 64MB ROM).
It also includes a memory card slot and has IrDA and USB ports. It uses a pretty small 2.8 inch 262,000 color TFT LCD (an xda uses a 3.5 inch screen and an iPAQ H5000 uses even 3.8 inch screens).
According to MobileBurn it is scheduled to be released into the Korean market at the end of this year.
I got two thoughts when I saw the device and the announcement:
- On the photo above you see Pocket PC 2002 instead of Windows Mobile 2003, okay - this might be because it is still in developing but I haven't noticed the antenna symbol in the top bar which is typically for Pocket PC Phone Edition devices!
- I hope, if LG is releasing this device, they will do it more seriously then before - with their first introduction of Windows CE based Handheld devices.
Some years ago I owned a LG Phenom Express (H220C32) Handheld PC which was a great H/PC but unfortunately LG decided to stop every support from yet to now and I wasn't able to buy any Windows CE upgrades or accessories for it anymore. That was a real bad experience I made with them!
Since it will be released first in Korea (Korea doesn't have any GSM networks but CDMA) it will takes some days to see it in the rest of the world too - if LG decides to bring out a GSM version anyway. So far nothing was announced about that.
Cheers ~ Arne
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