Sep 7th, 2009

The Android world is set to have an insane holiday season but LG Electronics has been somewhat missing in action from these discussions. Not any longer – at the IFA Trade Fair the folks at German website Chip Online (translated to English) spotted the company’s first Android Phone – named LG Etna – at the Vodafone booth.


Very few details were shared about the device but we’re told its a 3-inch screen, 5MP camera and has Bluetooth and USB. Obviously you can tell the form factor is touchscreen with Full QWERTY slideout and the keyboard itself looks nice and spacious. I’m a little curious about the front – it appears there is a DPad but I don’t see any hardware buttons so that should be an interesting development.

Here is the original article translated to English:

LG Etna: Vodafone shows Android phone

Mobile phone maker LG Electronics will introduce in the near future appears to be his first Google Android phone, called Etna.

At the IFA trade fair stand of Vodafone, our editors will spot the Android phone from LG was first to inspect. The Etna has next to the Google Android operating system, a 3-inch touchscreen and a sliding QWERTY keyboard. For further equipment details include a 5-megapixel camera and Bluetooth wireless and a USB interface.

Will be when and at what price to have the phone on Vodafone, currently is not fixed yet. (sg)

More details on the LG Etna as we get them!

UPDATE: Remember back in February when we first heard about a phone called the LG Etna – an affordable texting phone with a touchscreen and slideout QWERTY? We did… although Android was never mentioned. Interestingly enough, the video showing off the LG Etna has been removed by its user… hmmmm. It was originally headed to AT&T when discussed in February and it was officially announced and made available as the LG Neon (GD365). So is this LG Etna really the LG Neon 2? Pardon me, but speculating is so much fun!

[Thanks Dominik!]

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