LG’s Shine has just landed on American soil (at least in fully-subsidized carrier-branded form), but the product line has been enjoying significant success on the international scene. LG announced that over 5 million Shines have been sold since the handset’s October 2006 debut. That’s a lot of phones, people! It’s easy to get worked up about 1 million iPhones here, and another million HTC Touch’s there, but 5 million handsets in just over a year is no joke. Congrats, LG. The better news, at least for those of us here in the US, is that AT&T is now pushing their very own HSDPA-capable Shine. Life’s Good, right? Right.

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.