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.
ITProportal.com 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.