New LG Kf310

By: Darren Evans

LG KF310
The LJ KF310 Internet Phone really could use a shorter name, but aside from that this phone looks solid. The KF310 features a slide out keypad, tri-band (900, 1800, 1900) GSM, EDGE, GPRS and UMTS support as well as a 2 Megapixel camera, MicroSD slot, Bluetooth 1.2 and music playing capabilities.


  • Did I mention that it is an Internet Phone? This LG has built in support for MSN messenger as well as a Google Package including Gmail, Google search, and Google Maps. Additionally, it supports POP3 and IMAP email.


At 3.8 x 1.9 x 0.7 inches (97 x 48 x 17 mm) it's not overly bulky and the 2.0 inch 176x220 pixel, 256K color touch screen is easy to read and use. However, the large front face buttons probably could have been pared down to allow for a larger screen.
From what I have seen of the unit it does not appear to be innovative or groundbreaking but just another in the long line of iPhone-like handsets coming to market.

The phone has a sleek black finish around the front screen with silver highlights and a matte white body for the main unit. The Micro SD slot is located on the upper left side above the volume up/down buttons. On the right side in the same location is the headphone jack and what might be the charging jack as well. Both ports have snap-on covers to keep dirt and your car keys out of the jacks.
The tri-band GSM combined with the UMTS should allow you to use the phone just about anywhere you can find signal. Meanwhile the Micro SD slot supporting up to 2GB of memory lets you stockpile a good amount of photos and music on the unit so that you can leave your mp3 player at home. But the small 2 Megapixel camera is too weak to allow photo enthusiasts, tourists and even backpackers to leave their digital camera at home for even the shortest of trips. Though if you don't care about a camera in your mobile then it is not a major concern.
Looking at the phone's interface one will find 12 cramped icons in what looks to be a busy menu system that could do with some cleanup. The phone isn't yet available and has yet to announce the release date. It looks like it will show up in Europe first from the model seen recently at the Mobile World Congress 2008 in Barcelona then probably spread to Asia and America after some time.
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