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October 08, 2003

LG Unveils Camcorder Smartphone

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LG Electronics has announced that it will soon be releasing a smartphone with a built-in 1.1 megapixel digital camera, and a camcorder feature that allows users to record video for up to an hour.

In August, LG shocked the market by introducing the first camcorder phone to break the 1-hour recording barrier. The IMT-2000 was also equipped with 96-MB of memory, and streaming video-on-demand capability.

The new device trumps the IMT-2000 with 192-MB of memory, and is powered by Microsoft's smartphone operating system, giving it advanced PDA functions. A slide-out numeric keypad complements the MS smartphone touchscreen-hardbutton user interface.

Expected to debut in Korea at the end of 2003, LG estimates pricing at the equivalent of $700.

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Comments

Does the keyboard bit at the bottom of it slide in an out?

If not it will be abit chunky

Posted by shaggy at October 10, 2003 03:56 AM

Yes, the keyboard bit at the bottom is supposed to slide in and out. Much nicer than some of the other PocketPC keyboard designs that have come out recently.

Posted by Sam at October 10, 2003 10:10 PM

Streaming video-on-demand capability = watching streaming video? OR does it mean streaming video from the built in camera?
I've was waiting for the network in the US to do video confrencing on the go. Now I'm just waiting for the hardware.

Posted by andrew at October 11, 2003 09:00 PM

Based on LG's other phones, I'd say this new phone is capable of both.

Posted by Sam at October 12, 2003 05:54 PM

Is the LG SC8000 available in the U.S., through Verizon Wireless or another company? How much is it?

Posted by Mark at April 18, 2004 07:05 AM
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