LG to introduce first Android smartphone in Q4

LG Electronics is the latest handset maker to commit to Google's Android mobile OS, announcing it will issue its first Android smartphone in the fourth quarter. The LG-GW620 features both a three-inch full touchscreen and slide-out Qwerty keypad in an effort to meet demand for mobile social networking and messaging capabilities--according to LG, the device should appeal to first-time smartphone customers, and promises also to take advantage of Google's myriad mobile applications and services. The LG-GW620 will initially roll out in Europe--pricing details were not disclosed.

LG's announcement follows on the heels of confirmation it will introduce three new Windows Mobile devices in the weeks ahead, with plans to release a total of 13 WinMo devices over the next 16 months.

For more on LG's forthcoming Android device:
- watch this slideshow
- read this release

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