LG has announced the European availability of its HSDPA-enabled LG-KF700. According to the company, the new multimedia phone “combines three input methods to create an amazingly intuitive user interface and provides instant access to features.” Input methods include a 3-inch touchscreen, alphanumeric keypad and Shortcut Dial.
“LG has already established itself as a leader in phones with touch technology with Chocolate, the Prada Phone by LG and Viewty, and the LG-KF700 continues this legacy,” said Skott Ahn, president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications, in a statement. “We realize that touchscreens are a wonderful advancement, but they are not the solution for every problem or every user. We looked beyond just touch when designing the LG-KF700 and studied how people actually use their phones. The LG-KF700’s three separate input methods provide unmatched convenience and mean that users don’t have to give up anything to gain a touchscreen.”
Along with its innovative input methods and HSDPA, the handset includes an MP3 player, MPEG4 video player, 3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth.
On availability, the company did not give specifics, just that it “is now available in Europe and will become available in other markets in the following months.”