CNET First Look
LG Encore (AT&T)The LG Encore may have a good set of features, but its poor touch screen and lagging performance prevent us from recommending it.
I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for CNET.com and this is a first look at the LG Encore for AT&T. It is a simple touchscreen feature phone. On the front here is a nice 3-inch display. There are up to 3 customizable home screens, one for your contacts, one for different widgets, and one for your favorite shortcuts. For the widget screen, you have to tap the little arrow on the bottom that will bring up the widgets tray and then you can drag and drop the widgets to and from the home screen. At the bottom row, you get shortcuts to the phone dialer, the contacts list, the main menu as well as the messaging inbox. On the back is the 3.0-megapixel camera lens. Features of the LG Encore include the usual text and multimedia messaging. You also get AT&T's social net that provides instant access to Facebook and twitter. You also get the usual music player on here as well as the aforementioned camera and camcorder. Other features include mobile e-mail and web browser as well as GPS with AT&T Navigator. The LG Encore is available for $49.99 with a new two-year service agreement with AT&T. I'm Nicole Lee, this has been a first look at the LG Encore.