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LG's KG910 Renoir Smartphone Officially Launched Ahead of Nokia's Xpressmusic 5800

So LG finally chose to release its Renoir Smartphone on the day Nokia unveiled its Nokia Touchscreen Tube handset, probably not the best marketing tactic. readers will remember that the phone is named after a renowned French painter and that it has been designated as the successor to the LG Viewty.

As for most cutting edge smartphones, the Renoir carries an 8-megapixel camera plus comes with a long list of impressive specifications: Geo-tagging, HSDPA, 3G, WiFi, Assisted GPS, a 3-inch Touchscreen, Dolby Mobile for Music, Schneider-Kreuznach certified optics and a Xenon flash.

Like the Viewty, with which it shares a number of other features, the KG910 comes with a proprietary LG OS with an Adobe Flash user interface.

But it is sorely lacking some oomph as there's no 3.5mm earphone connector and it only supports up to 8GB microSD cards. LG's press release also mentions that it has a virtual motion sensor inbuilt which could be useful to play the games that are bundled in there.

LG will also release another super slim 8-megapixel handset this month, the KC-780, which will almost certainly be a slightly cheaper and less able version of the Renoir.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.