LG reinforced its aggressive strategy in smartphones by announcing the first Android mobile device which will give LG a broader position in this expanding market.
The announcement of LG's first Android-powered smartphones comes only a week after the world?s third largest mobile phone company announced that it would be introducing three new Windows Mobile smartphones in the next few weeks.
The new LG-GW620 features a 3-inch full touchscreen and slide out QWERTY keypad. The LG-GW620 benefits from an operating system that was created from the ground up to take advantage of the many mobile applications and services developed by Google.
"The LG-GW620 will appeal to first-time smartphone customers by offering a new and different kind of user experience," said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "Our objective is to provide a wide selection of smartphones to satisfy the diverse preferences of today's consumers. This Android phone is just one of many smartphone models we plan to introduce worldwide in the years ahead."
In addition to the Android model, LG announced in early September that it will be introducing a minimum of 13 new smartphones over the next 16 months that utilize Microsoft?s Windows Mobile. The newest release, version 6.5, was announced just last week.
The LG-GW620 will be available in the fourth quarter of this year in the European market.