El Marica, 01 Sep 2015Jeez! I thought I was the only one who felt that when losing a phone!It felt tragic dude :(
Erick, 30 Aug 2015The LG KU990 Viewty championed the idea of a camera phone very well back then whilst the LG KP... moreBy 2009 I was rocking a 5MP HQ video recorder on a phone compared to everyone else. I recorded so many great moments until 2010. And to be honest, by 2010 I remember some high end phones like the Motorola Droid Samsung Galaxy Blackberry Torch and iPhone 4 had 5MP cameras but were incapable of the 120fps rate for fluid slow mo like the LG Viewty and LG Renoir could. Or the fluidity and cleanness of the video recorder.
Albert, 30 Aug 2015Oh my, my first touchscreen phone. LG Viewty! Everybody was blown away by its design and camer... moreI second this. I had for a long time picking out a smart phone. Neither Android or iOS appealed to me at first. They are much improved now, but the Viewty had such a uniqueness to it. Held that bad boy for two years
OMG the LG Viewty!!! haha this phone I got in 2008. My older brother asked me, what phone do I want, and I got the LG Viewty from the UK, even though it was not available in the US and it only worked with T-Mobile under its EDGE. First off, loved the design!! So handsome and bold black!! (a lot like the iPhone 4S, or the Blackberry Z10). The touchscreen while it was resistive was pretty neat! Loved the little fish, and the black theme. Also loved the Muvee Maker. Loved how you could edit videos, and upload them to YouTube as it was all built in. Main thing was playing movies by connecting them to your TV!! In its own right the Viewty was a powerhouse. The Picture Camera was disappointing.. that being said, I captured many good pix from 2008 - 2010. The video camera was excellent!! I captured so many great moments all in HQ!! Seriously was in love with this phone! I unfortunately made the mistake of playing with its java, and I placed the iPhone iViewty themes.. which with one mistake on my part proved to be a costly none reversible error. My Viewty bricked.. I wanted to CRY haha.. I felt a big loss like if someone died.. :(
Also I did get the LG Renoir in 2010 and then the LG Arena in 2011 and dude while the Camera was a downgrade from the LG Viewty and the Renoir on the Arena (and Viewty Smart), the Arena was awesome in its own right!! Felt so complete! I hold a special place in my little GSM heart for Arena Renoir and Viewty. To be honest.. those phones the Viewty Arena Renoir and V-Smart, they all felt very innovative despite not being smart phones. They had built in features that made them so good!
I remember being hesitant about a smart phone as I knew while iPhone was pretty cool. it did not feel as productive as a Blackberry since I was an avid Text/IM/email junky and it lacked a lot of the built in features that LG had on these phones. Android did not spark my interest either. And in fact most smart phones just felt.. bleh compared to the Viewty and the rest of the LG gang. But eventually by 2012 I settled to get a Blackberry, later my brother handed me down a cooler Blackberry Torch and my brother got me an iPhone 4S when it came out...
But GSMArena, thank you very much for covering the LG Viewty. That is one phone I had mad love for.
What is this all? So terrible T-Mobile super late at bringing out a new phone. Never trusted them. Verizon have an overpriced issues an the only option is AT&T.
The LG KU990 Viewty championed the idea of a camera phone very well back then whilst the LG KP500 Cookie popularised the touchscreen with the youth market very effectively.
The Nokia 3G Booklet was a good netbook, but seriously overpriced compared to for example Asus netbooks. The poor Lumia 2520 was doomed from the beginning by running Windows RT, which already had a poor reputation (somewhat undeservedly, I think) when the 2520 was launched.