Posted by Mike Evans in CES 2010 on January 8, 2010

Ignroing the superphones that have been announced at CES 2010, LG has decided to go big – really big! Step forward the LG GW990, a new phone (at least I think you can call it that!) with a huge 4.8″ widescreen display.

So big is the screen, in fact, that you can fit three different apps side by side. Just check out the pic – contacts, calendar and map, all side by side.
LG GW990 smartphone MID thing
Unusually, it’s based on Intels Moorestown platform, and comes fully loaded with all the specs you’d expect:

  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • aGPS
  • HSPA
  • Compass
  • 3D gaming
  • HD video
  • Powerful 1850mAh batters
  • Multitasking
  • Attractive user interface

LG GW990 phone
The Moorestown platform is an interesting choice for LG. Based on Intel’s Atom processor, it’s been in development for a few years now. Originally intended for MIDs (i.e. bigger than phones, smaller than laptops, less useful than either!), it’s a complete system on a chip, complete with an Atom processor core, graphics and video engines.

It’s a powerful chipset, but it’s biggest advantage is super-low power consumption. How well it stacks up to the latest chip of the moment, the Qualcomm Snapdragon, we’ll have to wait and see.
LG GW990 phone

Equally, whether LG can convince us we all need a phone that won’t actually fit in our pockets is another question I’m dying to see answered!

[Source: Engadget]