LG's second Android based smartphone, GT540 Swift, rolls out

08 January, 2010 | Comments (39) | Post your comment

Tags: LG, Android, Touch UI

It's time for more news from Las Vegas. The CES isn't only about mobile phones but there are still enough premieres to make it to our headlines. One of the numerous promising devices announced during this year's CES is the LG GT540 Swift. This is LG's second smartphone based on Android (after the GW620) but apart from that it's just another phone born to feed up the social networking service mania.

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The nice rounded design of LG GT540 (image source)

The Swift rounded design seems kinda inspired by Sony Ericsson's W595 but fortunately LG's newborn looks way better (especially its textured ivory-like back). As seen on the images above there will be various color versions of the GT540 available. The phone front is taken by the 320 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen while on the back there is a 3-megapixel autofocus camera.

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More images of the GT540

The Android UI on the GT540 seems a vanilla one save for the four S-Class-like buttons at the bottom. When it comes to the social networking part, the GT540 has a dedicated SNS Manager to take care of Facebook, Twitter, and Bebo.

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A closer look at the GT540 UI

The LG GT540 supports 3G with HSDPA as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetoth. It will have an integrated GPS receiver and will carry along all the Google mobile services you can expect from any Android smartphone. So, you'll have access to Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, etc.

The smartphone packs native support for DivX and WMV video files and will have a Motion UI player (don't really know what that is) and a standard 3.5mm audio jack. The microSD card slot is ready to accommodate cards with up to 32GB of capacity.

And here is a short video of the LG GT540:

The LG GT540 will hit the stores across the globe this April but the price is still a mystery. However, the phone is expected to be quite affordable since it was meant to be its owners' first touchscreen equipped smartphone.




LG's second Android based smartphone, GT540 Swift, rolls out - reader comments

  • jagadish

why new apps are not compatible in gt540 market(play store).?

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  • 2013-03-11 17:36
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  • Anonymous

is whats app available on this phone model ?

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  • 2011-07-25 04:37
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  • d d

kindly provide us with the lg gt540 pc suit or the software. i have checked and checked on the net but still to no avail. its unfair. it is making us difficult to use or get access to our pictures that we have snapped.

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  • 2011-03-24 14:09
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