Atom-powered LG GW990 rocks the smartphone world

08 January, 2010 | Comments (186) | Post your comment

Tags: LG, Touch UI

The LG GW990 was the star of the company keynote speech at CES this year. The full-touch device makes a brave attempt at resurrecting the MID class of devices by introducing specs well beyond the reach of any contemporary smartphone.

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LG GW990 at the LG keynote speech

The LG GW990 is built around a 4.8" display with a resolution of 1020 x 480 and packs an 45nm Atom-core Pineview CPU of unknown clock speed. The high network data transfer rates are assured by 7.2Mbps HSDPA and 5.76Mbps HSUPA.

We had our doubts if it's a phone at all, but LG officially called it "a smartphone" so we think, that should be clear now.

LG GW990 also offers a 5 megapixel camera, HD video and GPS. The operating system for this new powerhouse is a skinned version of the Linux-based Moblin OS, which looks virtually identical to the LG proprietary S-class UI.

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LG GW990 live shots

An extra effort has been done to create a handset that is really power-efficient, consuming 10 times less electricity than last year's Atom chipsets. That should help the 1850 mAh battery last for quite a while even with a screen of this caliber.

Here is a brief demo video of the LG GW990 so you can get to know the handset better.

There is no information about the availability or the pricing of the LG GW990 just yet but we suppose it won't be coming until late 2010 at best.




Atom-powered LG GW990 rocks the smartphone world - reader comments

  • Anonymous

Considering the reaction time I think Windows is already in it! Will they ever understand that software has to be snappy? See Google, Apple ...

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  • 2010-06-24 19:36
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  • Andy1968

when and where can i buy the LG GW990

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  • 2010-03-24 05:57
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  • Bret

My stock charts require java which is why I ask. Will it tether?

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  • 2010-02-10 13:04
  • kxH2