Up until now two major things have evaded AT&T
: an Android phone and Snapdragon
If you're unfamiliar with the second, Snapdragon is a new mobile CPU
that can be clocked as high as 1GHz, and the phones based on that CPU
are understandably quick. Starting this week, AT&T will at least be
able to say that it stocks a 1GHz smartphone (that sounds funny just saying it!), as LG
Mobile's eXpo has made its debut on the US carrier.
phone is a real workhorse, and it sports a few really unique features.
For starters, it supports AT&T's growing 7.2Mbps HSPA network,
which is the fastest form of 3G on AT&T. Moreover, it's the first
phone in America to support an optional integrated pico projector.
That's right, this phone is available with a snap-on projector! In case
you've missed out on the first wave of pico projectors, you can now get
your next phone and your first pico projector in one fell swoop.
The G Mobile Projector snaps onto the back of the device and allows users to share presentations, slideshows and even online videos straight from their mobile phone, and while it does add some bulk, it weighs just 1.8oz. and is extremely mobile considering that it's a full-fledged projector. It can project images as far as eight feet.
more technology? This phone also supports fingerprint recognition from
AuthenTec, and the Smart Sensor complements the touchscreen user
interface of the eXpo by also providing precise cursor control for text
editing, 4-way menu navigation, and AuthenTec’s unique turbo-scroll
feature for rapid browsing of long emails, contact lists or websites.
The LG eXpo is powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional, and it
boasts a 3.2" touch screen, a QWERTY keypad, 5.0MP camera, GPS and a microSD
slot. It'll be available to enterprise customers and for purchase
online at www.att.com/lgexpo for $199.99 after mail-in rebate starting
on December 7th.