On the surface this looks like it going to cut it in the market place, but please the supported video formats are weak to say the least. N97 may have some lag, it remains to be seen if this LG does, but formats supported does not make this phone a contender with the likes of the X10 or the N900. No DivX, Xvid or H.264 support please. Try again LG
This phone has more than 1000 entries (contacts) , i have tried importing a CSV file to gmail and sync with the handset .
I have word from someone who has had this unit in testing, that it's in fact capacitive not resistive.
According to the cnet france live pictures, this phone has an impressive 1500mah battery
This phone seems like a nice alternative to the N97 mini; it's probably going to be cheaper or at least the price will fall quickly, knowing LG, and it's smaller in size. I hope the battery is good though.
i think Etna is a business oriented phone. That's why, gw520 is more enjoyable. Besides that, Etna is LG's first android based phone, so they prefered not to include S-class. I'm so sure, someday, when they include s-class on their next amdroid phones, it will be more enjoyable.
As someone who is yet to use Android, this is the handset I will choose as my first. The design is very HTC-esque, which in my book is a win. It looks like they sliced the front off a Magic and the back off a Touch Pro2 and welded them together. That keyboard will definitely be a pleasure to type on, and I think for someone who needs a QWERTY plus wants Android, this will be a definite short-lister. I'm actually glad to see a resistive screen on this, as I find these screens much easier to use than that on my iPod Touch 2G. Capacitive screens can be a little too responsive? That's just my 2c of course, and each to their own. But I am very much looking forward to this. Cheers.
Kieran, 06 Oct 2009okay,people need to take a look at how ridiculous a lot of them sound. I'm seeing several comp... morehtc's wm phones that run 6.1 hv to use resistive touchsreen since wn 6.1 requires a stylus and doesnt support capacitive. however look at htc hd2, their winmo 6.5 phone, it also has a capacitive touchscreen. htc r shifting towards more capacitive touchscreen whereas lg had several capacitive touchscreens before this but decided to make this resistive. they r taking a step back! resistive has several disadvantages over capacitive:
1) not as responsive (dont argue, accept the facts)
2) currently does not support multitouch (and probably never will)
3) must be made of a cheap flexible plastic layer. the more flexible this layer, the more responsive (usually) but this also means its very easy to scratch and looks cheap.
4) since it uses several layers of plastic, colors can appear more faded out especially under sunlight.
im still a bit saddened that no company has made an optical touchscreen phone besides neonode, but capacitive is the next best alternative.
Listen-about these resistive and QWERTY keyboard touch screen phones, i'd say get the phones with the touchscreen and the QWERTY keyboard. If you want to keep your screen without any fingerprints, buy a cover to put on it to keep it clean.
If your planning on getting a touch screen phone with a QWERTY keyboard, i'd buy the LG GW520... its already out and fun to use. It loooks better and the ratings are much further up than this one. I have it and i really enjoy using it and its definately good for its price. This phone looks like a waste of money the ratings are low and it looks like it will just break.
okay,people need to take a look at how ridiculous a lot of them sound. I'm seeing several complains at it being a resistive screen. As far as I am aware, pretty much all HTC's WM are Resistive screens. Admittedly both their Android's so far are capacitive, but take a look for a minute. The Magic is riddled with faults...well growing pain's I'd say. Yes, the Hero is much better but it misses out the QWERTY keyboard and it STILL isnt perfected. if its a complaint with the Aesthetics of the GW620, then fine, thats your opinion. however, You have to decide what you consider more important. Capacitive screen or QWERTY keyboard. PLUS resistive screens CAN be very good, look at the likes of the Samsung S8000 Jet, that resistive rivals some capacitives on reactivity.
There is a 3,5 mm jack!
I don't know why this phone is so underrated,its so nice,it can compete with the Motorola DEXT,but I think that people on this site,really hate LG,just because a resistive touchscreen display O_________O