Would LG tarnish the Viewty name with a 2 megapixel camera?

By on August 28, 2009 at 3:18 PM.

Would LG tarnish the Viewty name with a 2 megapixel camera?

The Viewty name has always been reserved for LG’s megapixel heavyweights, so seeing it associated with the unannounced and previously unseen GW300 has us seriously confused. One theory floating around is that the GW300 will bolster up the low-end of the Viewty line, but that still doesn’t make much sense considering even the most basic phones these days are pushing well past the 2 megapixel mark. Here we have a phone with a full-QWERTY keypad, QVGA display, Bluetooth, 10MB of internal memory and a microSD slot, and it’s going to sully the Viewty name instead of launching as a budget messaging phone? Of course it is possible that this just an early internal name and the GW300 will be given some random name like the LG Daguerreotype at launch. Actually, that would be rather fitting for a phone with a 2 megapixel camera, would it not?

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LG's Viewty II (almost) gets official with a new nickname in tow

By on April 15, 2009 at 8:37 AM.

LG's Viewty II (almost) gets official with a new nickname in tow

While LG may have shown off the Viewty II at a trade show or two, it’s actual existence had never been officially acknowledged by the Korean company until now, as the handset has been officially featured on LG’s German blog. Although the company did reveal some very nice photos of the device which has also been given the nickname Viewty Smart, very little was mentioned in regards to the specs of the phone itself. However, since its spec sheet was captured by an eagle-eyed trade show attendee a few months back, we know the following:

  • 12.4mm thin, 90g
  • S-Class 3D UI
  • 3-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) touchscreen display
  • Quad-band GSM, HSPA, WiFi, aGPS
  • 8 megapixel Schneider-Kreuznach camera, Xenon flash
  • 32GB storage
  • DivX playback

Find it odd that the company would provide such a small amount of info on its blog? Yeah, it looks like there was a bit of a mix up as the post in question has since been pulled — though the bright side is that the blog now states more info will be available in a few days. Perhaps then we’ll get a better idea of pricing and release timing as well.

Hit the jump for a few more pics of the sexy handset.

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LG Viewty II might be slated to drop in June

By on April 9, 2009 at 8:05 AM.

LG Viewty II might be slated to drop in June

The arrival of the LG Viewty’s successor is rumored to take place some time this June, but only for our good friends in the UK. Jealousy would be an issue towards Orange subscribers across the pond because this iteration packs an 8 megapixel camera with a host of picture/video options, new S-Class 3D user interface, WVGA touchscreen, A-GPS, DivX, Dolby sound, 32GB expandable storage, 7.2 Mbps 3G speed and Wi-Fi. Phones of this capacity seem to be increasingly standard fare these days, but we’re still excited when they launch. If you’re looking to dodge crazy crowds and frantic lines this summer, maybe, don’t let this one slip under your radar.

[Via Electric Pig]

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LG Viewty II gets viewed

By on March 9, 2009 at 9:32 AM.

LG Viewty II gets viewed

It’s no mystery that when LG puts its game face on, it means business. LG can churn out a sexy handset with the best of them and those currently exploring the 8 megapixel camera phone market might just want to hold off until the world gets a better look at LG’s upcoming Viewty II. Sure, it looks just like every other dime-a-dozen touchscreen-dominated handset out there but you know what they say about judging a phone by its case…

  • 3-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) touchscreen display
  • 8 megapixel Schneider-Kreuznach camera, Xenon flash
  • Quad-band GSM, HSPA, Wi-Fi
  • S-Class UI
  • DivX playback
  • aGPS

As you can see, the limited specs we have thus far paint a pretty nice picture — assuming the price is right of course. You can also expect 30 fps video capture along with a plenty more camera-centric bells and whistles, no doubt. Hit the jump for a shot of the back.

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LG Viewty shows up in white, HTC Touch Diamond goes rainbow

By on October 7, 2008 at 8:27 AM.

LG Viewty shows up in white, HTC Touch Diamond goes rainbow

Some older phones get some fresh colors. For those of you who don’t want to upgrade to the LG Renoir but want to spice things up, you can grab yourself an LG Viewty in white. You will have to hit up your favorite importer as the snow white Viewty is only available in Korea. If white is not your style, then you can check out the HTC Touch Diamond in a rainbow of colors spotted at Phone & Phone’s website. Hit the jump to catch a glimpse of the colorful Diamonds that the French seem to fancy.

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