LG and T-Mobile partner with Sentio, dLite, and GS170

LG and T-Mobile get together for the first time with three new phones.

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LG Sentio, LG dLite, LG GS170
LG Sentio, LG dLite, LG GS170 LG

As surprising as it may seem, T-Mobile has never had an LG phone on its network, at least until this summer. The companies' first-time collaboration will be marked by three new phones: the LG Sentio, LG dLite, and LG GS170. The Sentio and the dLite will have T-Mobile's Social Buzz, an app designed to give an easy view and access to favorite social-networking sites.

The LG Sentio appears to have a 3-inch touch-screen display, a virtual QWERTY keyboard, e-mail, messaging, 3G, GPS, a 3-megapixel camera, an MP3 player, and visual voicemail. The LG dLite has an interesting hidden matrix display on the front, in addition to color LEDs along the side that are able to change colors and patterns according to your customizations. It'll also have a 2.8-inch main display, 3G, e-mail, and visual voicemail. The dLite will be available in "bubblegum" and "electric blue."

Last but not least, the LG GS170 is a basic clamshell phone with a VGA camera, Bluetooth, text and multimedia messaging, e-mail, and a speakerphone. All three phones will be available this summer, though pricing and exact launch dates are not yet available.