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LG announces new LG Mini smartphone

Ultra slim, lightweight touchscreen phone unveiled

LG Mini

LG has announced the LG Mini (also known as the LG GD880). Measuring 10.6mm in depth and weighing just 99g, LG claims that the Mini is the ‘smallest and slimmest 3.2-inch full touchscreen phone on the market’.

LG also claims that the Mini is the world’s first feature phone to support 3-Way Sync service, called LG Air Sync. This means that it continually syncs useful information over the air.

LG Mini GD880

The sync works in three ways. First, through the History Sync function, the web browser on the Mini is automatically updated with the 100 most recent websites that you’ve looked at on your PC. Then, through the Personal Information Manager (PIM) Sync function, the contact details and daily plans in the LG Mini are synchronized to a PC. So if you lose your phone, you can still access this information on your computer.

The third feature of Air Sync is the R-Click function, which enables you to instantly transfer pictures and information from your PC to the LG Mini with just a simple click of the mouse.

LG Air Sync

Similar two- and three-way syncing functionality has been available for BlackBerry handsets and iPhones for a while now, but the LG says that its Air Sync technology marks the first time it’s been made available in a low-cost feature phone.

The LG Mini boasts a 5Mp camera, HSDPA (3.5G) and Wi-Fi connectivity, a music player, FM radio and GPS.

Price and network availability for the LG Mini have yet to be confirmed although we expect to see it in the shops in April.

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