Be Social With the New LG GW520 and GT505

9:48 AM Edited by Blony

. The KS360, the compact QWERTY slider mobile phone, was a big success for LG, however it was firmly aimed at the person who used their phone for leisure purposes, both in terms of features and design. This business-shaped hole in LG’s range has now been filled, as at the end of last week the company launched two new phones, the GW520, a more mature-looking touchscreen handset with a sliding QWERTY keyboard, and its non-QWERTY friend, the GT505.

Unusually for a Korean phone these days, the GW520 doesn’t have a pretty name, but what it does have is a strong line-up of features, espeically for a phone occupying the mid-range. Obviously, the keyboard is going to be great for messaging, so LG have included push notification for social networking sites (although they remain coy about exactly which sites) and Microsoft Exchange, plus IM, email and of course, SMS. Additionally, there’s a 3 megapixel camera, HSDPA and an accelerometer for auto-rotation of the 2.8″ touchscreen.

The GT505 is a touchscreen mobile phone, but instead of a QWERTY keyboard, it increases connectivity by adding Wi-Fi and GPS. Again, the phone is a 3G handset with HSDPA but it gains a 5 megapixel camera over the GW520’s 3 megapixel, plus an increase of 0.2″ screen size, bringing it to 3″. All the push alert systems found on the GW520 are also reprised on the GT505 too. Pricing has yet to be announced on either of these social networking mobile phones, however both will be available during the coming month.

Via Dialaphone