updated 11:30 am EDT, Tue March 11, 2008
LG Glimmer Official
Unusually announcing a phone for a carrier ahead of the carrier itself, LG has stepped forward with the unveiling of the Glimmer, leaked flyer and reveals a design which is positioned as the best of both worlds. While a 2.8-inch, finger-driven touchscreen is normally the only interface for the phone, a slider reveals a full number pad underneath. The Glimmer is now known to have a microSD card slot that holds up to 4GB of AAC, MP3, and WMA music as well as related video formats. LG's familiar Flash-based software from the Viewty remains on top of the device.
The Korean company also supplies the phone with a 2-megapixel camera that supports digital autofocus, Bluetooth, and assisted GPS that hooks into Alltel's Navigation service. The phone is customized for the American provider with links to the company's web portal and mobile software store. Neither Alltel nor LG has disclosed the price for the Glimmer, but LG promises a release in twelve days, which would see the phone available online and at Alltel's retail locations on the 23rd.