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LG Glimmer on Alltel Now Official

It looks like the ad that leaked on HoFo a few weeks ago was indeed the real deal. Alltel hasn’t announced it just yet but LG has posted a press release on its Korean site making the device official. LG’s Glimmer is one smooth mofo; a slim profile, metal case and sleek styling cues make it a nice step forward in the Black Label series. A recap of spec highlights from our last post with a few additions:

  • 1900/800 MHz dual band CDMA connectivity, High Speed EVDO data
  • 2.8″ 262k color touchscreen with 240 x 400 pixel resolution and haptic feedback
  • 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
  • 800 mAh battery for 3.5 hrs talk and 7 days standby time
  • Dimensions: 4″x2.05″x0.59″
  • Weight: 4.48 oz

The touchscreen / slider combo is awesome, especially when you stuff it into a device that is well-designed. Alltel continues to see success in the number five slot amongst US carriers and handsets like this may go far in attracting even more attention. As an aside, take a closer look at the image above that has been chopped up from the official press announcement on LG’s site. Maybe LG can use a phone model with a slightly more recent manicure next time…


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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