LG Mobile and AT&T have announced the upcoming launch of LG eXpo (GW820), the first 1GHz smartphone in the United States to support an optional integrated mobile projector (projection distance as far as 8 feet), featuring AuthenTec’s Smart Sensor that complements eXpo’s touchscreen UI by also offering precise cursor control for text editing, 4-way menu navigation, as well as AuthenTec’s unique turbo-scroll function to quickly scroll through a long emails, contact lists or websites.

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“LG eXpo adds to our growing portfolio of smartphones that operate on the latest upgrade to our 3G network and offer customers a great choice,” said Michael Woodward, vice president for Mobile Phone Portfolio at AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “As we move to HSPA 7.2 technology, it is crucial to provide our customers innovative and future-proof smartphones.”

Unique features of LG eXpo (AT&T):

  • Sophisticated slider design with a full QWERTY keyboard
  • Large 3.2-inch external touchscreen display (800 x 480 pixels) with 16M color
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with built-in auto flash
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional lets users stay more connected with email, calendar and Microsoft Office Mobile
  • Supports optional LG Mobile Projector for displaying Web pages, documents, photos and videos up to 40-inch screen size onto any surface while on the go
  • AuthenTec’s “Smart Sensor” fingerprint recognition to protect sensitive email and other personal information
  • Compatible with AT&T’s High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) 7.2 Mbps technology
  • Supports RSS Viewer, Podcast and A-GPS
  • microSD memory card slot (support up to 16GB)

“LG eXpo is the perfect balance of mobile innovation and design,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president for product strategy and marketing at LG Mobile Phones. “Enabling users to meet their professional and personal computing needs from the palm of their hands, LG eXpo makes on-the-go communication an effortless luxury.”

LG eXpo smartphone which measures 4.45” (H) x 2.24” (W) x 0.648” (D) and weighs just 1.8 ounces is scheduled to be available online through AT&T for $199.99 starting December 7, after a $100 mail-in rebate with a 2-year service contract. And the LG Mobile Projector is expected to be available in the coming weeks for approximately $180.

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