April 15, 2008

Mobile Experience Asia: LG Viewty

As mentioned earlier, Jakarta is a pretty big/advance mobile market. In a given shopping mall, I will find a Nokia, SonyEricsson, LG and 3rd party wireless stores occupying the same floor.

One particular phone, the LG Viewty (aka KU990), seems to be a big hit here. On the outside, this phone looks very similiar to an iPhone or the LG Prada phone. Even the menu/touchscreen have a similar look and feel to it. I don't think I've seen this phone before, another one of those Asia/Europe exclusive product offering.

On the feature front, it boasts a 5MP Schiender spec digital camera w/ video recording capable. The phone supports tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 and 3G 2100 (non-US 3G). While the design, music, photo and video features are admirable, the lack of WiFi and decent storage size (meager 100MB internal memory) will make this phone a bit difficult to justify. It's nevertheless, a cool looking smartphone that caught my attention.

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