updated 12:50 pm EDT, Thu August 9, 2007
7.2Mbps LG SH150
The Korean headquarters of LG -- under its Cyon brand -- has announced the SH150, a rarity in that it is one of the few phones that supports 7.2Mbps HSDPA. Even in its home country, testing of 7.2Mbps services is just beginning. Aside from broadband capacity, however, the phone is otherwise standard for the region, boasting features such as satellite DMB reception, a two-megapixel still camera, and a VGA front camera likely to be used for video calls. The screen is a 2.2-inch QVGA display with 262,000 colors; talk time is rated at 2.5 hours, while it can sit at standby for 150. It should launch in the next few weeks at a cost of 500,000 won ($541).