updated 03:20 pm EDT, Tue April 1, 2008
LG Vu Official at CTIA
With its phone mentioned only briefly by AT&T and Rogers, LG today formally revealed details of the Vu. The handset is AT&T's first full-touchscreen phone since the iPhone and makes its selling point its mobile TV feature; AT&T subscribers with a Mobile TV plan can view live, over-the-air TV anywhere coverage is available. It also delivers 3G access with up to 1.4Mbps download speeds in the real world on AT&T's HSPA network.
With an interface that shares roots in the Prada, Viewty, and other recent LG touchscreen phones, the device also supports some of AT&T's specific features, including eMusic and Napster downloads, downloadable games, and streaming Internet music and videos. The phone offers a 2-megapixel camera with autofocus and relies on microSD alone for media storage. LG hasn't announced AT&T's pricing, but says the American provider will start carrying the phone in May, shortly after the launch of Mobile TV itself.