The slimmie also comes with a 1,3 megapixel camera which swivels 180 degrees to take self portraits as well as normal photographs . The keypad bears an uncanny resemblance with the Motorola RAZR. Strange that every clamshell cell phone that there is has to be in some way taking inspiration from the V3. Truly, the V3 is class by itself when it comes to slim clamshell handsets.
The LG U8990 will operate on a quad band GSM frequency - 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 Mhz and is even UMTS compatible. The handset bears support for Bluetooth (ver 1.1) and has a USB port (USB 1.1) for data transfers. In addition to the built-in 128 megabytes of memory, the user also has option of going for a Micro SD memory card.
Probably the most important feature that LG has denoted for this handset is its music functionality. The device supports a host of files which include MIDI, MP3, MPEG4, AAC and WAV. Literally covers all the popular formats if you ask me. The sound is then pumped out through stereo speakers and it is easy to control the music player by the music dedicated keys at the outside of the handset. The integrated camera comes with flash support.
The U8990 is expected to be available within a few months on the 3 network.