LG GW990

The LG GW990 was featured at Intel’s CES keynote and boasts to be incorporating Intel Moorestown platform with Linux-based Moblin 2.1 operating system. The LG is a Mobile Internet Device (MID) with a 4.8-inch full touchscreen display and resolution of 1024×480 pixels.


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LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, was featured in Paul Otellini’s Intel CES keynote, with the world’s first demonstration of the LG GW990.

The LG GW990 is based on the Intel Moorestown platform and represents a new generation of powerful smartphones. The Linux-based Moblin 2.1 operating system paired with the Moorestown platform provides a highly-responsive rich user interface. LG and Intel had previously announced their collaboration early last year at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

LG’s GW990 is an innovative mobile internet device that combines the high performance and rich internet capabilities of a PC with the mobility of a smartphone. The 4.8-inch full touchscreen display with a 2.13:1 aspect ratio offers a compelling mobile viewing experience. The display runs at a resolution of 1024 x 480 pixels and provides a full screen to display web content without the need for scrolling. The device is expected to come to market in the second half of 2010.

The user experience on devices such as the LG GW990 will continue to improve as faster broadband speeds emerge with 4G deployments. While the version that was demonstrated in the keynote was based on HSPA, LG indicated that the GW990 is extensible to support Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks and the company has plans to add this functionality in the future. The LG GW990 roadmap gives LG a unique opportunity to bring its leadership in LTE chipsets to market.

Source: Korea Newswire