LG launches 2 new Social networking Handsets


LG has just announced the launch of two new handsets the LG GW520 and LG GT505. These two new handsets are designed to offer users more than simple means of communication with push updates from social networking sites and both business and personal email.

The GW250 is what I would call the LG KS360’s big brother. The LG GW520 and the LG GT505 are the first LG phones to offer push social networking updates allowing consumers to receive alerts from multiple social network sites as they are posted. Users now have the ease of use and functionality to update their own statuses, personal pages or photos. Both new models support push email for personal accounts and have Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for business accounts.

“Mobile communications have been about more than just voice based calls for a long time, but consumers are now demanding more than just SMS and IM services. They want the kind of messaging and social networking features previously the preserve of high end handsets on a wide range of models, and that is what LG is offering. We recognize the demand for mobile devices that enable quick and easy interaction with social network sites as a growing market. LG aspires to be at the forefront of this with the launch of these great mobile phones”, said Jeremy Newing, head of marketing, LG Mobile UK.

The LG GW520 is a mobile made for messaging, be that via social networks, email or SMS and IM. It enables users to connect to their communities and grow their social life on the move. It also features –

  • 2.8-inch touchscreen
  • slide-out QWERTY keypad
  • 3G with HSDPA 3.6
  • Voice instruction
  • MicroSD card support
  • Bluetooth with A2DP
  • 3 megapixel camera

This handset also includes LG’s LiveSquare feature which enables the consumer to see those friends that you talk to most often appearing as an animated character on the homescreen. These characters enable quick and easy access to a contact at the click of a button.

The second handset – the LG GT505 allows easy navigation using Wisepilot for LG. This handset comes preloaded with a 30-day free trial of WisePilot for LG, a turn-by-turn navigation solution, which offers voice instruction and a choice of 2D and 3D mapping to guide users to their destinations.


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