updated 12:10 pm EST, Mon November 30, 2009
LG eXpo coming to AT&T with 1GHz CPU, projector
Wireless provider AT&T and LG on Monday said they will soon offer the first 1GHz smartphone in the US with the LG eXpo. The vertical slider has a full QWERTY keyboard and will support AT&T's 7.2Mbps HSPA network. The eXpo will also be the first phone in North America to support an optional pico projector from Texas Instruments that can throw up images as far as eight feet away.
Yet another unique feature is the Smart Sensor fingerprint sensor that secures the phone's contents without the need for passwords. The phone will otherwise sport Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional and a 3.2-inch touchscreen. Other software includes an RSS Viewer, podcast support and assisted GPS support.
There is also a 5-megapixel camera with a flash, and there is a microSDHC memory card slot for expanding memory by up to 16GB.
The eXpo will be available online through AT&T on December 7th, priced at $300 on a two-year plan with a minimum $70 monthly plan, though buyers will get a $100 AT&T Promotion Card as an equivalent to a rebate. The LG Mobile Projector will be released soon afterwards for $180.