LG announced today the debut of their LG Town GT350, a phone with a focus on social networking. Featuring a 3-inch WQVA touchscreen and a full QWERTY keypad, it’s the first phone in LG’s new Town Series, all of which focus on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter by using a custom interface that features a live social network feed. Other specs include a 2MP and WiFi support. It’ll be available in four colors — aqua blue, purple, light silver and black.
The LG Town GT350 will be available in Europe this month, with more regions to follow later. Pricing is currently unavailable.
MAXIMIZE YOUR SOCIAL NETWORKING EXPERIENCE WITH LG TOWN GT350
Perfect Integration, Optimised Social Networking Platform and QWERTY Keypad Makes for the Best Social Network Phone Yet
Berkshire, 1 June 2010 — LG Electronics (LG) today announced the launch of the LG Town GT350, a QWERTY keypad-equipped messaging phone optimised for social networking integration.
The LG Town GT350 is the first phone in LG’s new Town Series, with its special focus on social networking services (SNS). With its effortless connectivity and instant access to SNS sites, LG’s latest phone range is the perfect platform for users to maintain their very own communities or “towns” of friends and social groups.
“The LG Town Series is the result of our effort to provide consumers with an exciting on-the-go social networking experience with better connectivity and easier access to the people who matter the most to them,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Starting with the LG Town GT350, the series will offer instant access to a multitude of social networks, providing users with the kind of smart, smooth integration they have told us they want.”
The LG Town GT350’s user interface was specifically designed to make it easier than ever to enjoy real-time interaction with friends on popular social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. A live social network feed appears on the phone’s 3-inch WQVA touchscreen and a quick tap of the refresh button brings up the latest updates instantly.
LG, which is long known for its outstanding mobile phone QWERTY keypads, spares no expense when it comes to the LG Town GT350. The phone’s four-row QWERTY keypad offers a spacious layout that reduces mistyping and customisable shortcut keys provide direct access to optimised interfaces for each network.
Screenshots and photos taken with the phone’s 2-megapixel camera, can be uploaded to multiple social networks or shared through MMS or email. The LG Town GT350 offers Wi-Fi support2 for faster internet access.
Even with a fully optimised touch interface and a wide 3-inch display accompanying the slide-out keyboard, the LG Town GT350 manages to maintain a slim 15.9 mm profile. The stylish design of the phone is enhanced by its grip-friendly rounded edges and availability in four colours; aqua blue, purple, light silver and black.
The LG Town GT350 will be available in the UK from 1 July 2010. Pricing will be announced nearer the launch.
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About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
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