Snapshot by Brad Kellett on Thursday August 02, 2007.
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Staying true to its name, Alltel's new LG Wave (AX-380) features a rolling design, hoping to mimic the curl of a wave, and this accompanied with deep colors fading to black make this feature phone quite the looker. The LG Wave is a mid-range device in Alltel's lineup, positioned as an update to the AX-355 already available on the network.
As far as features go, the LG Wave includes a 1.3MP camera and Bluetooth, which are standard fare for this class of device. External music controls and compatibility with microSD memory cards up to 2GB in size complement a fully featured MP3 player that is capable of playing MP3, WMA, AAC, and AAC+ format files, which should make the device more attractive to the younger demographic. A built-in GPS module also makes an appearance in the specification sheet.
As with most phones from the carrier these days, the LG Wave makes full use of its EV-DO high-speed data connection with a range of Alltel Axcess services. Compatible services include game and ringtone downloads through the Axcess Shop, Axcess TV, Axcess Search, and Celltop, in addition to normal web browsing.
The LG Wave is available now from Alltel, and with a launch price of US$79.99 with a two-year service agreement and US$50 mail in rebate, the handset could prove popular.
|Specifications for the LG Wave (AX-380)|
|Size||89mm x 49mm x 23mm
(3.50" x 1.93" x 0.89")
|Battery Life||140 hours standby time|
|3 hours talk time|
|Main Display||262k color TFT LCD, 176x220 pixel resolution|
|Sub-Display||65k color TFT LCD, 96x96 pixel resolution|
|Camera||Yes, 1.3 megapixel resolution|
|Video||Video capture/playback at QCIF (176x144) resolution|
|Memory||Unknown on board memory, microSD memory expansion|
Brad Kellett writes for MobileBurn from his home outside of Sydney, Australia.