I recently had a chance to play with the LG IQ aka the Monaco. Here’s the vitals: 1Ghz Snapdragon processor, WinMo 6.5, 3.2″ WVGA screen, 5 megapixel camera, slide out QWERTY keyboard, finger print reader, HSPA and an optional projector that mounts on the back. It also has LG’s S-class UI. If you don’t like it you can also use the WinMo 6.5 UI.
I didn’t really play with it enough to form a lot of opinions on it but here are some:
WVGA on a 3.2″ display is really crisp but it’s also pushing it unless you have a stylus (sort of like on the Xperia)
The projector is really cool. While not cheap at ~$150 it’s not horribly expensive either. I can see kids buying them and projecting ‘kick me’ on each other with it.
I’m not a fan of the S-class UI nor am I crazy about the LG apps. S-class is just weird and the LG apps (such as the phonebook, media player, photo app, etc) look kind of cheesy. That said they generally have nice big text which is good if you don’t like small text.
The 1Ghz Snapdragon processor is snappy.
I played with the LG Xenon a while back (a feature phone) and it had an excellent keyboard – the IQ also has an excellent keyboard.
Wanting to get as many new (almost in stock) devices launched before Telus and Bell turn on their new HSPA network, Rogers Wireless has launched the LG Eve. The LG Eve is currently listed on the Rogers website as “out of stock” but will retail for $49.99 on a 3 year term, $299.99 on a 2 year term, $349.99 on a 1 year term, and $399.99 without an agreement.
The Eves slick S-class interface lets you navigate your social networks, contacts, multimedia and Android Market apps seamlessly. Link your Facebook™ and Twitter™ accounts with your contact list so you can manage your social networks quickly and easily. The integrated 5.0 MP camera combines with a gorgeous media gallery and video editor to provide an unprecedented multimedia experience from your smartphone. Once youve discovered all the great features that come with the Eve, explore the Android Market for new and exciting apps to customize your LG Eve.
Head to you local Rogers dealer to purchase the LG Eve.
Enjoy a unique HTML browsing experience with the LG Versa™ and browse up to 3 web pages at one time. The LG Versa™ also features 3 home screens to personalize with contacts, widgets and multimedia for instant access.
The Versa is priced at $79.99/$179.99/$229.99/$279.99 (3 year term to no contract) and features:
3″ high-resolution touchscreen with 3 customizable home screens
Easily navigate with the intuitive 3D S-Class UI from LG
HTML browser for access to social networking sites
2.0 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and video capture
Bluetooth® technology for stereo and hands-free accessories
As we told you last week, Koodo Mobile will be releasing three new CDMA devices in the coming weeks. Looks like the LG Masterpiece and Motorola VE440 will launch on October 26th, according to our Koodo insider. Both devices were shipped out to retail locations Monday, October 19th-so they should arrive in time for the 26th launch date.
As stated in the previous post, each devices will set you back $125 or $0 with a 125 Tab. More information and specs will be published once the devices are officially launched.
The new compact LG KEYBO 2™ from LG puts a new spin on a proven performer. With up to 8 GB of microSD™ expandable slot and TELUS mobile music®, you can listen to your favourite tunes wherever you are. Looking for the best route to your next destination? With the LG KEYBO 2™ TELUS Navigator is always with you, either on the main screen or the even larger secondary screen. Want to send a message? Simply flip the screen up to enjoy the versatility of the full QWERTY keypad and keep in touch with friends and family via IM, Email or text message.
Click the “more” link for pictures of the LG Keybo 2.