Friday, May 15, 2009

LG Xenon Exotic Messaging Phone

What exotic gas glows blue when excited by an electrical discharge? Why, it's Xenon of course. Hence, the name for this cool new cell phone from LG Electronics. While that explains the clever moniker for the LG Xenon phone in blue, how does the red Xenon get its name? Wait, I know! It's so hot from messaging that it's glowing red hot. So hot, in fact, that it's cool.

Enough about the name. What's really interesting about the LG Xenon is that it is designed to be messaging-centric. That is of, by, and for those who are all a-twitter about messaging. You'll be text-enabled to the max with the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, with keys spread out to run the full length of the phone body. No more hunting for teeny-weeny little push buttons. You should be able to type a blue streak with this keyboard. Blue streak? Xenon? Maybe that's how it got its name. Hmmm.

The LG Xenon is also a touchscreen candybar style phone that easily slips in your pocket or bag with the keyboard retracted. It works great as a telephone when you aren't messaging. In fact, this could be called a world phone because it operates on all 4 international GSM bands: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900.

It's also 3G capable for the AT&T wireless network for blazing fast multimedia messaging and streaming multimedia. Streaming? Yes, you can use it for AT&T Mobile Music, XM Radio, Cellular Video and more with the appropriate plan options. There's also an MP3 player that lets you create and manage playlists for your MP3, AAC, AAC+ and WMA music files. Use an A2DP wireless stereo headset to get the most from this music player.

Photography hasn't been forgotten. You'll enjoy a 2.0 Megapixel digital camera that takes pictures good enough to print as well as share through messaging. You can record video messages up to 32 seconds or take video clips up to an hour. Expandable memory supports up to a 16 GB microSD Card for lots of music and picture storage.

That 2.8 inch touchscreen has tactile feedback. You'll feel a slight vibration to tell you that your command has been accepted. The screen also supports GPS services such as AT&T Navigator for turn by turn driving directions.

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