LG Electronics was reported at the end of last year to be planning on releasing to the market around 125 new mobile phones this year. The Korean phone maker is currently preparing the launch of about a dozen new devices, so it might reach that number by the time 2009 ends.
For the time being, some of the devices
that will reach the shelves during the ongoing year have been already spotted at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, among which we were able to see handsets like LG Arena
KM900, LG GM730
or LG KT770, yet other mobile phones are also in the works, and they didn't receive the same attention as the aforementioned ones, maybe due to the fact that they are mid- and low-end devices.
Included in the categories seem to be about five new devices
from the phone maker. The first of them would be the LG GM310, a nice looking music phone with a sliding form factor, a touch-sensitive navigation bar and Dolby technology meant to leverage the audio experience.
The LG GM310 also includes GSM tri-band (900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz) and dual-band HSDPA (900 / 2100 MHz) connectivity, a 2.2-inch QVGA TFT display, 3.2MP autofocus camera, 3.5mm headset jack, Bluetooth 2.1, 1GB of internal memory, and a Micro SDHC memory card slot that supports up to 32GB of additional storage capacity.
The second device in the list would be the LG GB250, a clamshell that sports tri-band GSM connectivity (900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz), plus HSDPA 2100, a 2-inch internal TFT display that can deliver a 176 x 220 pixel resolution, a 1-inch external monochrome screen, Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, 1GB of internal memory and MicroSD memory card slot for up to 4GB of additional storage space.
Another clamshell in the list is the LG GB220, only that this device
does not feature 3G capabilities and only includes 512MB of internal storage. The rest of the features are reported to be the same as those of the LG GB250.
The fourth of today's handsets is the LG GB130, which comes as a basic slider. The device includes dual-band GSM connectivity (900 / 1800 MHz), a 2-inch TFT display that provides a 120 x 160 pixel resolution, MP3 player, FM radio, and 64MB of onboard memory.
The last of the devices is the LG GB102, a candybar phone that comes with dual-band GSM connectivity, a 1.5-inch CSTN screen that delivers a 128 x 128 pixel resolution, SMS capabilities and 32MB of internal memory.
For the time being, there are no details regarding the availability of the new devices, but they should come to the market in the not-so-far future.