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
- 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…