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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The thin profile features a ribbed metal strip.
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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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We appreciate the 3.5mm headset jack and the micro-USB port.
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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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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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The GT540 features a virtual keyboard.
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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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The GT540 has a standard Android media player.
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The Phone dialer interface features large buttons with legible numbers and letters.
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The 3-megapixel camera lens rests on the rear face.
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The microUSB slot and camera controls sit on the GT5450's spine. The tapered ends give the phone a streamlined look.