October 08, 2003
LG Unveils Camcorder Smartphone
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.