Hands-on with the LG WiMAX and KS20 - CES 2008

Yep, somehow this one got by us earlier. LG has a WiMAX version of the KS20, which is the Windows Mobile version of the Prada phone. Got that? Good, let's move on.

Let's start with the WiMax. It runs on Clearwire (they who recently broke up with Sprint) but is only tri-band GSM (900/1800/1900), so it'll need a revamp before it will work in the US. It feels just as sexy as the HTC Touch, but in a boxy sort of way.

As for the KS20, we don't really have too much to say. It's a quad-band Windows Mobile 6 Pro device with a 2mp camera and WiFi. Essentially it's an HTC Touch-alternative. There is a newish implementation of the today screen that's slightly more thumb-able than the default, but it certainly doesn't hold a candle to TouchFLO.

In other words, we're a little disappointed in ya, LG. We know you have the chops to make great phones (ref. the LG Chocolate), we just wish you'd try a little harder with Windows Mobile.

Gallery after the break!

WC Staff