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LG goes modern

LG's Open House at Mobile World Congress was held at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion. Though not the original structure, the rebuilt pavilion faithfully echoes the architect's modernism.

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LG Mini GD880

The Mini is a slim touch-screen phone with a 3.2-inch display. With its sharp angles and clean lines, it fits well in the modern setting. Shortcuts sit at the top of the display, and a calling control is at the bottom right.

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LG Mini GD880

The virtual keyboard is comfortable, with a fair number of shortcut controls. The display is bright with sharp colors.

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LG GD880

The thin profile features a ribbed metal strip.

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LG GD880

The back of the phone has a smooth face. You can spot the lens for the 5-megapixel shooter at the top right corner.

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LG GD880

We appreciate the 3.5mm headset jack and the micro-USB port.

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LG GT540

The GT5450 runs Android 1.6. Like other Android handsets, you can populate the display with shortcuts. The physical buttons and two touch controls sit below the display.

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LG GT540

The main menu features icons for the different features. While on other Android phones where you access the menu through a tab at the bottom center of the display, the GT540 uses the arrow touch control at the bottom right corner.

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LG GT540

The GT540 features a virtual keyboard.

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LG GT540

Android 1.6 brings a few changes to the Android Market interface. The white background is cleaner and easier on the eyes.

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LG GT540

The GT540 has a standard Android media player.

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LG GT540

The Phone dialer interface features large buttons with legible numbers and letters.

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LG GT540

The 3-megapixel camera lens rests on the rear face.

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LG GT540

The microUSB slot and camera controls sit on the GT5450's spine. The tapered ends give the phone a streamlined look.

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LG GT540

On the phone's top end is the 3.5mm headset jack.

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