AT&T prepping LG Xenon as 3G text messaging handset for holidays?

LG Xenon for AT&T

LG Xenon for AT&T

With all this talk of high-end smartphones forcing themselves into the limelight recently, it’s easy to forget that the bulk of the mobile market is comprised of feature-based handsets (dumbphones, if you will) with a focus on usability and affordability. LG, however, hasn’t forgotten that their bread-and-butter market lies in the mid- and low-range markets.

The LG Xenon has popped up on our radar as a text message-oriented QWERTY slider aimed at keyboard-loving messaging-fiends with a need for high-speed wireless data. AT&T is said to be testing the LG Xenon’s quad-band (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM/EDGE and dual-band (850/1900Mhz) UMTS/HSDPA 3G radios, and could go live with the LG Xenon before the holiday shopping season.

With a large 2.8-inch display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera capable of VGA video recording, aGPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, accelerometers, a proximity sensor, and full 3G support, the LG Xenon definitely doesn’t skimp in the features-department. Here’s a rundown on the AT&T LG Xenon feature-set:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Dual-band UMTS/HSDPA (850MHz/2100MHz) for 3G data
  • aGPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 240×480 2.8? LCD
  • 3 megapixel FF +VGA (VT)
  • 950 mAh battery
  • It’s physical size is 105.5 x 53.5 x 15.8 mm
  • 100MB of memory with microSD support up to 16GB
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • USB 2.0
  • EMP U330 Lite Chipset

But, all those pretty little features come at a cost. The LG Xenon isn’t likely to be offered for free with new contract. More on the LG Xenon as we hear it…

[Via: BGR]

  • yourmami

    does this one have a touch screen?

  • jack

    I am assuming so. There are no navigation keys.

  • Zstar

    YEs it is a touchscreen,

  • Sam

    Do you think it’s a smartphone?

    Is there a possibility that it ISN’T a smartphone?

  • Ben

    Ok if this phone actually comes out I would be so happy.of course it Is a touchscreen look at it!! There is a possibility that it isntva touchscreen but the only thing I could find on that subject is that it is one, sorry.anyway…this is gonna be a beast phone and if it actually comes out I am getting it for Christmas :) :) peace

  • diego

    yes it does if u go on youtube and type in lg xenon u could see how it works!!!!!

  • Lisa

    Hey does this phone take a sim card

  • annie

    can i go on myspace and youtube with this phone?

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