3/19/2007 10:34:00 AM
Mobile previews LG Prada
Mobile has obtained a first look at the hotly anticipated LG Prada phone.
Hazel Pearson at Transcom Communications spent an afternoon acquainting herself with the device, which so far even Carphone Warehouse only has a dummy version of.
The Prada welcomes you with four main picture icons, from which all the sub menus can be accessed; a phone icon for calls and messages, a clapper board icon for media content, a calculator/ clock icon for organiser functions and a cog wheel icon for connectivity and handset settings.
It doesn't come with a stylus, an unusual concept for a touch screen phone, and Pearson reports that it won't work with one even if you try. 'The menu systems are incredibly easy to use though, and very simplified', she reports.
The 2 megapixel camera, with a Schnieder Kreuznach lens displays 'spot on pictures on the 3 inch screen', she reports. The camera features a flash, and a timer that can be set from between five and 15 seconds.
One of most unique stand out features is the world clock, which actually features a spinning globe that can be zoomed in and out of.
Despite having a price tag of nearly £400, Pearson rates the Prada as a beautiful handset and well worth the money. 'Looks wise, its not a million miles from an ipod with its black body and silver trim', she says. 'The touch screen and the icon layout is a really fresh approach to a handset. I can see high end users who want something different really going for this'.
The Prada comes boxed with a range of accessories, including a 512MB memory card, a Prada branded carry case made from the same leather as their signature handbags and a cleaning cloth. It is due out later this month.