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LG Intros Android Phone

Momentum is growing in the Google Android-based mobile device arena, with LG Electronics becoming the latest handset manufacturer to intro an Android phone.

The LG-GW620 will launch in Europe in the fourth quarter, and expand availability from there. The company hasn’t released detailed specs for its first Android-based device, but we do know that it will have a 3-inch touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keypad.

“Our objective is to provide a wide selection of smartphones to satisfy the diverse preferences of today’s consumers,” said Skott Ahn, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile, in a statement. “This Android phone is just one of many smartphone models we plan to introduce worldwide in the years ahead.”

HTC was the first to launch Android-based smartphones, followed last week by Motorola’s announcement of the CLIQ phone, based on the Android OS. Several more Android-based models are expected to enter the marketplace in time for the holidays.


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