LG Eigen Plays Catch Up with Omnia


You'll be forgiven for wondering why LG is bothering with the Eigen, aka the GM730, since its competitor, Samsung, seems to have already been-there-done-that with the original Omnia. Still, we're more than happy to see LG finally jump head-first into the Windows Mobile pool after spending so long dipping their Prada-loving toes in the shallow end. What's that? You want the specs instead of a history of LG's relationship with WM and our thoughts on the future of said relationship?  Fine.

  • Windows Mobile 6.1.4 Professional
  • Touch Screen
  • 3G
  • WiFi, GPS, FM Radio
  • G Sensor
  • 5 mp Camera
  • 528MHZ msm7201A from Qualcomm
  • 256ROM/128 RAM
  • 200x400 screen

ETA and price are, of course, completely unknown, though the press release points to the second half of the year. Two more views and the press release after the break. (You can get more at http://mwc.lge.com/. Careful, it was giving Firefox fits.)

LG Electronics (LG), a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, today announced LG-GM730, its newest handset in LG’s smartphone line-up, which makes advanced smartphone features easy to use. This, the first smartphone to use new version of Windows Mobile OS integrated with LG’s advanced 3D S-Class User Interface, will be on display at the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona from February 16-19.

LG Electronics steps forward to the smartphone market making statement that users don’t have to outsmart to their smartphone.

The LG-GM730 is the newest phone among LG’s easy-to-use smartphones line-up to come. The company has recently signed a special contract with Microsoft, allowing them to be the first manufacturer of a phone with the new version of Windows Mobile. On top of Windows Mobile, the LG-GM730 will provide LG’s dynamic, direct and intuitive S-Class User Interface.

 “The combination of Windows Mobile and our new 3D S-Class User Interface will make the LG-GM730 the most functional and easiest to use smartphone ever created,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “This phone is a springboard for us. We will launch a number of smartphones this year; most of them will follow this same winning formula.”

Built-around a 3D cube layout, S-Class User Interface provides four customizable home screens. The simple flick of a finger instantly turns the cube from one side to the next. S-Class User Interface eliminates nested menus wherever possible, providing more direct access to features and applications. Even setup for e-mail is simplified, requiring just one click. Internet Explorer 6.0 enhances the web experience.

The LG-GM730 also incorporates LG’s signature style, with a slim, seamless profile and smooth, stylish rounded edges. At just 11.9 mm it is the perfect on-the-go. Despite its small size, it still manages to pack in all the essential productivity software, with room to spare.

More technical specifications will be announced soon and the LG-GM730 will be available for purchase in the first half of 2009.

Phil Nickinson

Phil is the father of two beautiful girls and is the Dad behind Modern Dad. Before that he spent seven years at the helm of Android Central. Before that he spent a decade in a newsroom of a two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist newspaper. Before that — well, we don't talk much about those days. Subscribe to the Modern Dad newsletter!