LG KF600 reads your mind

At GSMA 2008 Mobile World Congress, LG Electronics shows off the LG KF600 cell phone with an interactive touch pad.

LG KF600
LG KF600 LG

In addition to the LG KF700 , LG Electronics debuted the LG KF600 at GSMA 2008, another touch-screen cell phone--hmm, I'm detecting a theme here. Not to be outdone by its bigger brother, the KF600 has plenty of flash of its own and is actually the GSM cousin of the LG Venus, which we reviewed earlier.

The upper half of the phone consists of a 2-inch, 262,000 color non-touch screen, while there's a 1.5-inch touch screen on the lower half. The latter is actually called the InteractPad and displays your main menu items as well as certain controls depending on what application is in use; for example, music controls for the media player, or image-editing options when you're viewing photos. This seems to be an increasing trend as we've seen similar interfaces with the Samsung Soul , which was also announced at GSMA, and the Motorola Rokr E8 from CES 2008. And for those who aren't ready to make a complete jump to an all touch-screen phone, luckily, there is an alphanumeric keypad for dialing and texting.

The tri-band (GSM 900/1800/1900; EDGE) KF600 also has a 3-megapixel camera/camcorder, an MP3 player, Bluetooth 2.0, 25MB of internal memory, and a microSD expansion slot. As usual, the lucky Europeans get first dibs on the phone while we'll have to wait and see if the KF600 arrives at a GSM carrier here in the States.

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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