New LG Cellphone to Offer Better Web Browsing Experience
LG has announced their latest phone, the LG Mini GD880, will use the Phantom Browser and could offer a better mobile browsing experience than current cellphones because it can handle the new HTML5 standard.
Most mobile phones can't access a wealth of Internet content because they can't view Flash animations and video, which includes about 70 percent of video on the Internet. The new HTML5 standard will allow phones and computers to see these types of media without Flash software .
In a press release, LG said the Mini is designed to give users the best Web experience in a compact device.
"We developed LG Mini to deliver the smartphone-like features that people want in a beautiful and compact package that is also user-friendly," said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
The Mini is the first HTML5-compatible feature phone, and it will also have a focus on social media integration. The Phantom Browser can have up to 10 browser windows open at once to give a browsing experience similar to that of a computer. The browser also supports many Google applications, such as Gmail, Calendar, Maps and Buzz.
The Mini is not exactly a smartphone; it lacks some of the functionality of traditional smartphones, such as the iPhone or BlackBerry phones, and will run LG's S-Class operating system instead of a full-fledged smartphone OS. LG categorizes it as a feature phone. The design of the Mini is definitely different than the average smartphone, too. It is a solid rectangle with hard angles and edges.
The Mini will have a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, Wi-Fi, GPS, and FM radio. It will be available in Europe this month with an unannounced U.S. release date coming soon after.