LG reveals Android handset

20 January 2010 — 3:43 PM

LG has revealed its first Android handset, the GW620, which will be made available to consumers in the UK through T-Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

Consumers looking for a handset that offers internet on the go could trade in their old mobile phone to get the hands on the smartphone, which promises fast web browsing and video streaming.

Social networking fans may be pleased to hear that the operator has tailored the product to their needs keeping it in mind "from the start" of its development.

Dr Skott Ahn, president and chief executive officer of LG Electronics Mobile Communications, said: "Our smartphones are designed with the lifestyles of our users in mind and seamlessly integrating social networking features in our handsets will enable LG smartphone owners to be more accessible and better connected."

LG suggests that the GW620 is the first of a number of Android devices it plans to release this year.

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