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Hands-on with LG’s new Android phone, the GT 540

January 11, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Hands-on with LG’s new Android phone, the GT 540

The LG Eve is no longer LG’s only Android phone. At CES, LG unveiled the LG GT 540, an all-touchscreen Android device soon to be released in Europe and Canada. LG made a few noticeable differences to the user interface, which seems to run Android 2.0 based on the lockscreen but I can’t say for sure since the no one in the LG area seemed to know anything about it other than it’s likely going to be released in Canada on Swift and Europe for other unknown carriers. [Ed. note: The booth attendees said Swift but I'm unaware of any such company existing in Canada. Perhaps they meant Wind?]

The phone supports DivX and Windows Media Video playback, comes with a 3.0 megapixel camera, and has been spotted so far only in a white/silver, pink, or dark gray colors. Various areas of the user interface, including both the homescreen and the gallery app, have been customized by LG. Below is a hands-on video conducted with a little help from c0z of AndroidGuys and KnowYourCell.