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Telus has launched a new Android smartphone in Canada, and it’s getting ready to introduce yet another one soon.

The smartphone that’s been launched is the LG Shine Plus (available in the US via Verizon as LG Ally).

The Shine Plus seems to run Android 2.1 and features a 3.2 inch WVGA touchscreen display, full QWERTY keyboard, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, 5MP autofocus camera, and MicroSD card support.

Telus’ LG Shine Plus can be yours for prices ranging between $69.99 (with a 3-yr contract agreement) and $299.99 (no contract).

The Android smartphone (that’s coming soon to Telus) is the Samsung Galaxy Apollo.

Also running Android 2.1, the Galaxy Apollo has a 3 inch HVGA screen and features 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Swype virtual keyboard, Bluetooth 3.0, and 3.2MP autofocus camera. The price of the Galaxy Apollo from Telus is not known. (unwiredview)

LG enV Touch Android

Yesterday we brought you news that LG’s next iteration of their enV Touch would be running the Android OS, and today we’ve got even more info on that device for you.  A tipster speaking with Boy Genius Report has said that the device will end up being called the LG enV G and that it will sport a hinged, dual touchscreen form factor and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor.  The source also said that LG will be releasing a mid-range full touch device this holiday season, and that it will be running Android 2.1.  Known internally as “Thunder,” the handset will allegedly be released on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Metro PCS.  Finally, BGR‘s tipster described a Windows Phone 7-powered LG handset, likely the C900, that will be released when the OS is finally launched.  Samsung and HTC will also be contributing one handset each, says the source, although LG’s will be the only one with a keyboard.  Maybe the Cetus and the Schubert?

This is definitely a lot of news to digest at once, but I’m glad to see LG putting together so many smartphones.  I’m pretty surprised that they plan to take one of their most popular messaging devices (enV Touch) and turn it into a smartphone, but perhaps they have a new messaging phone to replace it with.  It would also be great to see them push out a device on all four big carriers along with Metro PCS, but it is kind of disappointing that the device is described as mid-range.  Which device sounds best to you, readers?

(phonedog)

LG GS170

Posted: August 12, 2010 in LG
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  • Compatible carriers: T-Mobile
  • Manufactuered by: LG

Network :

  • Data : Edge,GPRS

Size/Design :

  • Antenna : Internal
  • Dimensions : 3.6″ x 1.9″ x 0.7″ (91 x 48 x 17.8 mm)
  • Keyboard/Buttons : Standard 12 button
  • Phone Design : Clamshell
  • Phone Type : Basic
  • Side Keys : Yes
  • Weight : 2.8 oz. (79 g)

Battery :

  • Standby Time : 552 hours (23 days)
  • Talk Time : 7.5 hours (450 minutes)
  • Type : 900 mAh

Display :

  • 2nd Display : 96 x 64 pixels 1.04″ , 65K
  • Colors : 262K
  • Resolution : 176 x 220 pixels 1.8″
  • Type : TFT,TFD,LCD (Color)

Camera and Video :

  • Megapixels : VGA

Data Messaging :

  • Instant Messaging : Yes
  • Predictive Text Entry : Yes
  • Text Message Templates : Yes
  • Text Messaging : MMS,SMS

Music and Multimedia :

  • Music Player : Yes,MP3
  • Speaker Phone  : Yes

Connectivity :

  • Bluetooth : Yes, v2.1 + EDR Supported Profiles: HSP 1.2, HFP 1.5, OPP, FTP, DUN, BPP
  • E-Mail Client : Yes
  • Java Applications : Yes
  • USB Port : Yes
  • Web Browser : Yes

Organizer :

  • Alarm : Yes
  • Calculator : Yes
  • Calendar : Yes
  • To-Do List : Yes
  • Voice Recorder : Yes

Phone Book :

  • Capacity : 1000
  • Multi Numbers per Name : Yes
  • Photo Caller ID : Yes
  • Ringer ID : Yes
  • Ringer Profiles : Yes

Other Features :

  • Flight Mode : Yes
  • Hearing Aid Compatible : Yes,M3,T3
  • Multiple Languages : Yes
  • Vibrate Alert : Yes

(via phonedog)