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LG set to unveil iPhone-like 3G handset

LG set to unveil iPhone-like 3G handset

LG Electronics has unveiled its second iPhone-like handset and this one packs several important features the iPhone doesn't: 3G and high-speed cellular data networking.

The LG-KS20 bears a strong resemblance to the iPhone thanks to a shiny front-face that is devoid of almost all buttons.

The phone is compatible with 3G WCDMA (wideband code division multiple access) networks, the 3G standard being deployed by most operators around the world. That means it will work in countries like Japan and South Korea, where the iPhone won't at present.

It also means faster data networking. WCDMA supports speeds of around 384k bps (bits per second) in its basic version and the LG phone will also work on networks that have been upgraded with HSDPA (high-speed downlink packet access) data networking at speeds up to 3.6M bps. That's significantly faster than the EDGE (enhanced data rates for GSM evolution) data network on which the iPhone operates.

Like the iPhone the LG handset also packs wi-fi.

Other features include a two-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 and an MP3 music player. It's 12.6 millimetres thick, which makes it about a millimetre thicker than the iPhone.

However the LG handset is missing one feature that some customers will consider of utmost importance: Apple's OS X operating system. The LG handset runs on Windows Mobile 6.0 and despite advances from previous editions, the software is still often criticised for being harder to use and clunkier than the Apple operating system.

The LG-KS20 is getting its unveiling at the upcoming IFA electronics show in Germany.


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