IFA 2007 is certainly off to a flying start in mobile phone aspect. LG KS20 was a pleasant surprise from the first day of the annual event held in Berlin. It is already clear that LG are focusing attention on touchscreen devices since only a few days after the KU990 announcement we now face another touch-based handset with a Prada phone inspired design. LG KS20 is a HSPA-enabled device meaning that it supports both HSDPA and HSUPA for achieving great speeds in downloading as well as uploading. LG has also thought of areas where 3G is not usable adding EDGE and GPRS to the network connectivity capabilities. The TFT touchscreen is as large as 2.8 inches with QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) resolution. The somewhat surprising news here is the presence of the Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional OS in the device, having in mind that its “smart” predecessor KS10 was based on Symbian 9.1 S60UI.
The LG KS20’s camera sports 2 megapixel resolution, autofocus, flash and video recording abilities – not bad for a stylish PocketPC. There is also a secondary camera used for video calls. Other multimedia features of the sleek handset are video and mp3 players as well as FM radio and TV out. The 90MB user memory is expandable through the microSD card slot.
Wireless connectivity is also taken care of by including Bluetooth v2.0 and Wi-Fi in the compact device. LG KS20 measures 99.5 x 58 x 12.9 mm and weighs only 99 grams, which is a great achievement for all the functionality included.
Unfortunately, there is still no word of the new LG family member’s price and availability.