updated 11:05 am EDT, Wed September 24, 2008
LG Xenon coming to AT&T
A new LG media phone has been spotted, and will be out on the market by the end of the year, according to a BGR report. The LG Xenon handset sports a 2.8-inch, 240x480 LCD screen, which slides over to unveil a full QWERTY keyboard. It is apparently going through testing at AT&T, which will be the exclusive provider of the handset. The quad-band phone features 3G UMTS and HSDPA data support as well as assisted GPS and Wi-Fi.
An accelerometer and a proximity sensor are also said to be onboard. The sensor, in addition to the lack of a visible dedicated keypad, would indicate the LCD is a touchscreen, with the proximity sensor turning off the touch screen as users lift the handset to their ear, like with Apple's iPhone. Photos or videos captured by the integrated three-megapixel camera can be stored on the 100MB of internal memory or on a microSDHC card.
The handset interfaces with computers and gets charged via a USB 2.0 port. Bluetooth 2.0 is part of the spec-sheet, although it will not support wireless headsets or headphones.
There is no word on pricing information.