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November 20, 2008

AT&T And LG Announces Incite Global 3G Smartphone

By Anamika Singh, TMCnet Contributing Editor

AT&T (News - Alert) Inc. and LGElectronics  MobileComm U.S.A. Inc. announced the availability of the LG Incite, a Windows Mobile device with 3G network . The Incite is available in the U.S. to AT&T customers.



 
The LG Incite has wireless communications technology, with domestic and international 3G capabilities, built-in aGPS, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth 2.0. It is also loaded with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, Microsoft (News - Alert) Office Mobile and Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5. It also offers Windows Media Player 10.
 
LG Incite has a sophisticated, sleek design, 3-inch touch screen, a 3.0 megapixel camera and camcorder. It gives a choice of on-screen virtual keyboards, QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode and a 20-key keyboard in portrait view with haptic keys for vibration feedback. A configurable, drag-and-drop favorites menu is also provided.
 
The Incite has AT&T Navigator, powered by TeleNav (News - Alert), with turn-by-turn voice and on-screen directions with colorful 3-D moving maps that can be used in vehicles or while walking. AT&T Navigator also features traffic alerts, re-routing and other location-based services. It also allows e-mail access through Microsoft Direct Push and AT&T's Xpress Mail service, instant messaging and AT&T Mobile Music service.
 
Songs can be stored with the microSD Memory Port with up to 16GB of support. Bluetooth 2.0 capabilities provide wireless access to music. The Incite also features AT&T Video Share live video over wireless devices.
 
"LG Mobile Phones has done an outstanding job in its first offering in the U.S. smartphone arena with the LG Incite, and AT&T is pleased to the be first U.S. carrier to offer an LG smartphone," stated Michael Woodward, vice president, Smart Devices for AT&T's wireless operations. "It is a great looking smartphone with powerful capabilities that will provide our customers with a new and outstanding choice in our Windows Mobile smartphone portfolio, which is the broadest in the industry."
 
Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president of Marketing and Product Strategy for LG Mobile Phones, commented, "LG is excited to offer a phone with a different capability than anything we've offered in the U.S. thus far. As a leading provider of handsets, LG constantly looks toward the future and strives to incorporate the newest technologies as they become available to our consumers."
 
The Incite also provides Microsoft's System Center Mobile Device Manager (News - Alert) 2008 for managing and protecting Windows Mobile 6.1 phones. Mobile Device Manager provides with software updates and applications over the air.
 
The Incite functions on AT&T's 3G BroadbandConnect network. Also, the Incite is designed to connect seamlessly with AT&T's nationwide EDGE network.

Anamika Singh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anamika's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jessica Kostek







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