LG’s Android Phone Makes Social Networking Even Friendlier
LG’s first Android smartphone is made for social networking on the go
Singapore, 30 January 2009 -- LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications today announced the availability of its first Android smartphone, the LG GW620, in Singapore. The launch of this smartphone delivers on the company’s social networking vision of a new kind of mobile experience for the growing number of consumers who insist on having their social networking tools with them wherever they go.
“LG’s first Android phone, the LG GW620, was developed with social networking in mind from the start,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications. “Social networking has become ubiquitous and an important way for many of us to stay connected with friends, family and coworkers. Our smartphones are designed with the lifestyles of our users in mind and seamlessly integrating social networking features in our handsets will enable LG smartphone owners to be more accessible and better connected.”
The LG GW620 is perfectly positioned for the growing trend of mobile social networking. According to research firm Frost & Sullivan, “the combination of increasing smartphone sales and the insatiable appetite for social networking provides an ideal market for social networking smartphones to take hold.”
“Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are hugely popular in Singapore, both among the so-called Generation X and Y. With the increasing demand for connectivity on the go and excellent network infrastructure here, the LG GW620 is well positioned to capture a significant piece of the smartphone market in Singapore,” said Mr. Jeff Cheh, Managing Director, LG Electronics Singapore.
Integration of Popular Social Networking Sites
With the LG GW620’s Social Networking Sites (SNS) Manager, users can simply check a friend’s status, leave comments or update their own social networking sites remotely. The SNS Manager integrates all of one’s social networking needs in one convenient platform for the managing of multiple accounts while receiving real-time updates. Even when searching through the phone’s contact list, users can still view updates from friends and be taken directly to their sites if desired.
Unique to the LG GW620, the Auto Face-Tagging and Face To Action technology never forgets a face. So no matter where one goes, friends and family are no more than a touch away. Simply tag a friend’s face in a photo and one can easily execute a range of remote functions such as uploading photos to a favourite site or connecting through SMS, MMS or voice by simply touching the face on the display.
Connect with Comfort
As a social networking smartphone, the LG GW620 replicates the comfortable environment of the PC for a more convenient social networking experience. The finger-friendly, 5-line slider QWERTY keyboard coupled with one of the fastest web browsers around allows for speedy surfing and smooth streaming of video as well as the use of favourite Google applications close at hand.
The instant messenger, threaded SMS and real-time push email functions keeps one more connected than ever before. Feeling chatty? Just touch a name on the screen to see who’s logged on. One more touch and start chatting.
Create New Content for Sharing
The LG GW620 embraces the latest multi-entertainment features to deliver a rewarding, real-time create-and-share user experience. The crisp 5-megapixel AF camera and high-resolution video recorder capture content that can be enhanced with the phone’s fun editing tools to let users shoot, slice and splice together their own multimedia masterpieces. Once satisfied with the final cut, all it takes is another simple touch to upload and share experiences with loved ones.
The full studio of entertainment offerings includes a dynamic HVGA 3-inch LCD for true-to-life viewing of friends’ videos with DivX and Xvid support and the added convenience of a 3.5-mm audio jack for more enjoyable multi-tainment on the versatile device.
All Purpose Applications
LG GW620 users will also be able to download Google-verified applications directly to their phone with ease from the Android Market. This allows users access to more than 10,000 free applications to suit all their needs ranging from productivity suites to games. There are also many useful applications designed specifically for the Singapore market.
The LG GW620 is the first of a number of Android devices LG plans to introduce to the public this year. It is now available in Singapore at a recommended retail price of S$598/-.