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Does LG Have a Gem in Store for Alltel?

A HoFo member scooped an advertisement showcasing what looks like it will be a helluva pickup for US carrier Alltel. In terms of appearance the LG Glimmer, as it has been dubbed, is a very good-looking cross between a Shine and a Viewty; a sleek and sexy touchscreen slider with the familiar LG-styled keypad tucked behind a 2.8″ 240 x 400 pixel touchscreen. The spec-highlights, Jeeves:

  • 2.8″ 262k color touchscreen with 240 x 400 pixel resolution and haptic feedback
  • Metal casing
  • 3D Graphics support for gaming
  • Bluetooth 1.2 with A2DP and OBEX
  • Music player with customizable EQ and Background Music Mode multitasking support
  • 128 MB internal memory, microSD slot
  • 2 megapixel camera with flash and video recording support
  • Support for Axcess TV, Axcess Web, Axcess Shop and Alltel Navigation
  • EVDO

Hot?! We’re still in rumor phase here but word from an Alltel store rep is that the Glimmer should hit store shelves in April. Others say it could be as soon as mid-March. The Glimmer might be missing a qwerty keyboard and a smart OS, but this handset looks like it’s got the goods to back up the design.


Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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