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LG GW990 is a BBW: Big, beautiful web

Forget dropping the post-Christmas pounds, LG is working the chunk with the tablet-like LG GW990 smartphone.

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Forget dropping the post-Christmas pounds, LG is working the chunk with the LG GW990 — a phone so big it's pushing into tablet territory.

Big is beautiful, LG's GW990 with its 4.8-inch screen. (Credit: Engadget)

The GW990 uses Intel's new CPU, codenamed "Moorestown", which powers the phone's marvellous multitasking skills. Not only do apps run in the background, they run simultaneously in the foreground — LG demonstrated the GW990 running three apps at the same time on its epic 122mm (4.8-inch) screen.

That huge screen packs in 1024x480-pixel resolution, which should make it a great movie-watching and web-browsing phone. It also has 16GB of memory on-board with room for more thanks to a microSD expansion slot.

There's a 5-megapixel camera on the back, and Wi-Fi and HSPA support for fast web surfing over 3G.

We're still waiting to find out whether the GW990 will have a price as beefy as its body, but we should know before it arrives on shelves in the second half of the year.

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