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YouTube coming to LG mobiles

People will be able to upload videos from phones

LG Electronics has announced it’s joining forces with YouTube to bring the online video site to its mobile phones.

The deal will allow phone users to view videos and easily upload them directly to the YouTube site.

The phones will have a new facility for easily accessing and uploading video content and should be available by the end of 2007.


LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company President Dr. Skott Ahn said: ‘This new service will connect people like never before. For the first time, LG customers will be able to film, upload and view videos on YouTube using their mobile phone just as they would be able to from their home computer.

‘With this agreement, LG is continuing to drive forward wireless internet services as well as consolidate its technology leadership in the mobile industry.’

The move follows LG’s announcement that it was going to pre-install Google’s services on its handsets.

It recently launched the LG-KS10, which features Google search, Gmail for mobile, and Google Maps for mobile.

Which? researcher Jon Barrow said: ‘At the moment there’s no information about how much these phones will cost, or what other features they’ll include. However this is an exciting new technology and one we look forward to seeing in action.’

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