The yet-unnamed netbook will feature built-in 3G connectivity, a 160GB hard drive, and integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam. All these run on Windows XP, backed by an Intel Atom 1.6Ghz processor and 1GB of RAM. Line-in and line-out, at least one USB port, and VGA out also seem to be part of the package.
Definitely not a portable gaming powerhouse, but netbooks were never about high-level framerates on-the-go anyway. And the use of XP makes this gadget a great performer for “low-intensity” tasks like surfing, presentations, typing out reports, and the like.
(image and source: shinyshiny.tv)
During the Mobile World Congress 2009, LG jumped on the eco-friendly bandwagon, unveiling a mobile with solar panels on the back, set for release in Europe by the end of this year. Packaged with this announcement was a reminder about LG’s HFB-500 Bluetooth solar car kit, and the use of recyclable-friendly packaging for newer models.
From all appearances, the phone in the official picture above reminds me of the LG Secret; is it safe to assume that this yet-unnamed solar-powered phone will feature the same functionality as LG’s slender black slider? Updates to come as they become available. In the meantime, feel free to continue reading and see the entire press release for yourself. Read more
For better or worse, Nokia is still the king of cell phones. The Finns’ stranglehold on the perfect balance of reponsiveness, portability and functionality continues, despite the assault of hype-driven competitors like (sigh) the iPhone 3G. Hard to believe? Just look at the sales figures for Q2 2008.
Anyways, one company that should take a cue from the dominator is LG. Lately, they’ve made some inroads into Europe and Asia with their style-driven offerings. But this kind of focus limits the potential for success. Read more
Amazingly, no one has definitely reported on the unboxing of an LG KF700, which is a definite waste! Philippine affiliate took the Korean manufacturer to task for making their packaging look too good:
Damn it LG, we hate you. Unboxing the LG KF700 was a traumatic experience, because everything’s put together so nicely that it seems like such a waste to remove everything from the box. It’s like looking at a beautifully-made cake and not wanting to eat it.
Click here to see more pics of the unboxing on Technograph.
LG’s attempt to climb back into mobile relevance has produced results, primarily in the European and Asian markets. The company is also pretty realistic about their prospects; instead of publicly declaring an overthrow of Nokia, they’re more interested in trying to unseat the Finnish giant’s lesser-ranked competitors first.
Part of their approach should be to make their cell phones’ software available online. Most of LG’s newer phones come in smaller models, which necessitates the packaging of a mini-CD, instead of a normal-sized one, in the box. Read more