LG announces its first dual-SIM phone in KS660

By on December 27, 2008 at 4:28 PM.

LG announces its first dual-SIM phone in KS660

LG has announced its first ever dual-SIM device. Featuring a 3″ WQVGA display and a 5 megapixel camera, the tri-band KS660 is being touted as a great business tool as it allows users to have access to both their business and personal lines with the same device – no battery pulling or fumbling with SIMs required. The major drawbacks to this phone are that it lacks both 3G and WiFi. Also, if you’re a stylus hater don’t even think about the KS660 because it has one tucked away on the right-hand side.

  • 105mm × 55mm × 14.9mm, 115g
  • Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • 3″ WQVGA (240×400) TFT touch-screen display w/ feedback
  • 5 megapixel camera w/ autofocus, flash, and video recording (720×480)
  • 50MB in-built memory
  • microSDHC
  • accelerometer

Not expected to be released for North America or Western Europe, the KS600 should drop in China, Russia and a few other Russian satellite states in Q1 2009.

[Via engadget mobile]

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Samsung M3510 to Include Accelerometer Gesture Support

By on July 7, 2008 at 10:52 AM.

Samsung M3510 to Include Accelerometer Gesture Support

Pink is the new black, FriendFeed is the new Twitter, and it looks like accelerometers are the new ‘thin form factor’. While the world became much more aware of accelerometers with the coming of the iPhone’s “mysterious” automatic screen rotation, the truth is of course that handsets have been packing accelerometers for quite a while. Some of the more popular accelerometer-sporting include a few Sony Ericsson models and of course the Nokia N95 which has seen an onslaught of accelerometer-based apps in development since last October. Samsung wants a piece of the action as well apparently as it prepares to drop the M3510 complete with shake-and-twist gesture controlls out of the box. Other specs include:

  • 2.5G GSM/GPRS/EDGE  connectivity
  • 2″ QVGA 262K color display
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • 20MB of user memory
  • microSD memory card slot
  • USB 2.0, Bluetooth, 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Dimensions: 109×46×9.9 mm

Meh, not terrible. It appears to be a music-centric handset that is likely intended to do battle with lower-end Walkman phones from Sony Ericsson. The unsubsidized price at launch will be somewhere in the mid to high $300s so carrier prices should be pretty competative. As for the possibility of seeing the M3510 stateside? Doubtful; at least not for quite some time.

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