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LG goes to town with new mobile phone

South Korean electronics conglomerate Lucky Goldstar has launched a BlackBerry-esque budget handset, the LG Town C300.

The C300 tips up with a full Qwerty keyboard, a 2.4-inch screen in a light weight case with a curvy design. The device runs LG's own proprietary OS, which is laden with their own Social Networking System (SNS) widgets with a dedicated Facebook, Twitter and a MSN client - delivering real-time updates to the home screen.

There's also a 2 megapixel camera on-board, along with push email ability, a FM radio and an MP3 player in this consumer focussed handset.

The LG C300 now fits into LG's ‘town' family of handsets, where the slide out Qwerty keyboard LG Town GT350 is currently the only other mobile phone in the series - although there is likely to be more.

The GT350 lacked both 3G and also WIFI which didn't aid in its usefulness in providing a good data connection, where this new phone is set to repeat the trend by only offering up 2G EDGE.

The LG Town 300 is now available on pay as you go deals with Orange for £69, whilst it's due to arrive with Phones4U and Tesco in the near future.

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Rob Kerr
Rob Kerr

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.