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LG Town GT350: LG takes teens to funkytown

LG hopes to be the talk of the town with the LG Town GT350, a touchscreen phone with a slide-out Qwerty keyboard that will take you all the way to chatville

LG has gone to town on texters with the LG Town GT350, the first in its new 'town' range of phones targeted at social butterflies.

The Town GT350 is a touchscreen phone with a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, which includes cryptically labelled shortcut keys that you can set up to open your favourite social-networking sites.

You can also get your updates on the 76mm (3-inch) home screen with a widget that shows a live social-network feed. We hope it's more informative than the mocked-up Facebook widget shown in this press photo, but we'll have to wait and see until we get the Town GT350 in for a full review.

There's a basic-looking 2-megapixel camera on board, and photos can be shared over your social networks, email or MMS. We're happy to see Wi-Fi on board, which should keep you connected when at home or work, especially on a phone we expect will be cheap as the proverbial chip.

The Town GT350 will come to town on 1 July. And the name? That refers to users' "communities or 'towns' of friends and social groups", according to LG.