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LG to launch an affordable “Cookie”

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We had reported earlier that LG is working on a lite version of its KC910 Renoir phone, the KP500. Today, we find out that it is code-named Cookie. However, unlike Renoir, the video recording and playback have been maimed. So, the video recording will only support 12fps and QVGA resolution, while the playback version will not support DivX or XviD.

Today, we also found out the price which is very decent at $228 (€170). The phone is slated to arrive in time for Christmas, though no launch date is confirmed.

[Via GSMArena]

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October 20, 2008 at 7:15 am

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LG officially launches the KC780

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Hot on the heels of launching the KC910, Renoir 8Mpxl camera phone, LG today announced the launch of the KC780 phone, its super slim slider with 8Mpxl camera.  LG is heavily focusing on the camera of this phone by adding not only a Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens but also number of features like face-enhancing, Smile Detection technology, shot modes that help make people look their best, just like the Renoir. In fact, LG is calling this phone the ‘potrait phone’. The key features for this phone are:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity
  • 140 MB of internal memory
  • a microSD expansion slot
  • light sensitivity up to ISO 1600
  • DVD-resolution video using D1 Video recording

LG-KC780 will go on sale in November 2008, in Europe, later expanding to CIS and Asia, including India, Thailand, Hong Kong and China. Pricing was not announced, neither was US launch dates.

Written by dvdand

October 9, 2008 at 7:22 am

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LG officially launches Renoir

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LG today launched its Viewty successor, the KC-910, Renoir. This phone is a full touchscreen phone with 8Mpxl camera. It is clear that LG is focused on making the camera the best in its class as it comes with Schneider-Kreuznach certified optics, a Xenon flash, auto and manual focus, sensitivity up to ISO 1600 and geo-tagging. The camera can also take VGA video at 30fps and super-high-quality 120 fps slow-motion video or to compress longer events using five frame per second time lapse recording. The camera also has additional features like Touch Spot for focusing on an object by touching the object on the screen and Beauty Spot to remove imperfections from subject’s face and also make them look brighter. It runs on quad-band GSM, UMTS (HSDPA 7.2 Mbps) and Wi-Fi. It also comes with Dobly Music for Mobile.

The camera phone will launch in Europe in October of this year, Renoir will come out in Asia, Latin America and CIS in November, the Middle East and Africa in December and China in January of 2009. The 13.95 mm Renoir will be available in titan black and other color options depending on operator. Sorry, no mention of US launch.

In October, LG will also launch its super slim 13.70 mm slider, the LG-KC780. This phone will have a number of built-in features that make it a great on-the-go companion for taking portraits

Written by dvdand

October 2, 2008 at 7:24 am

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Samsung M8800 Brennan announced

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Samsung is launching a new touchscreen phone with 8Mpxl camera called the M8800 Brennan to compete with LG’s KC910 Renoir. The phone will have quad band GSM with tri-band HSDPA support which means that it might primarily targeted for Europe. It runs on a Qualcomm MSM6281 chipset running native Samsung OS. The phone has a large 3.2″ 240×400px TFT Display touch screen and as mentioned above, will have a 8Mpxl camera with VGA video recording at 30 fps. It is also equipped with FM Radio with RDS, built-in accelerometer, 100MB of user memory and microSD card slot. Here are some photos from mobil.mail.ru (Smape) via UnwiredView.

There is also a promo video of the phone.

Written by dvdand

September 25, 2008 at 9:20 am

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LG Renoir sighted

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The new LG Viewty successor, KC910, which now has a name, the Renoir, has been sighted and here are some photos of it courtesy of IT168.com. Just to remind ourselves of the features, it is a quad-band GSM with HSPDA, 3 inches WQVGA touchscreen, 8Mpxl camera, aGPS, Wi-Fi. Feast your eyes and keep a lookout for it in a store near you in October.

[Via BoyGenius Report]

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September 21, 2008 at 9:09 am

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