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LG Shows CU320 for Cingular's 3G Network


Product Launch by Michael Oryl on Tuesday January 10, 2006.

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Last week at CES in Las Vegas, LG was showing off their new CU320 handset. What makes the CU320 special is that it will be one of the initial two handsets to be offered by Cingular for use on the company's newly rolled out WCDMA/HSDPA network. While it does not support the faster HSDPA spec, its dual-band 850/1900Mhz WCDMA support means that it will support 3G connections on all of Cingular's networks in supported cities, even if that also means that it will not work on the UMTS networks found in the rest of the world that run on the 2100Mhz band. But since the CU320 supports GSM/GPRS/EDGE on the 1800Mhz band used in much of the world (as well as 850/1900Mhz in North America), there is still some ability to roam in other countries.

The CU320 weighs about 122g (4.3oz) and measures up at 97mm x 48mm x 24mm (3.8" x 1.9" x 1"). It has a 262k color capable display with a 176x220 pixel resolution that, as you can see, is packaged on the top half of a slider form factor. Inside you'll find a 1.3 megapixel camera that rotates. The camera can record still photos as well as video clips, and the CU320 also supports Cingular's newly announced video on demand service.

For those into music, a TransFlash/microSD card allows you to add storage for loading up the stereo capable CU320 with MP3 files.

We expect to see the LG CU320 available later this month on Cingular's network. You'll find more live CES 2006 photos of the LG CU320 on the following page.

 

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