LG Amundsen GW880 Android phone for China Mobile review

The LG Amundsen GW880 is named after the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen who was in the party of five that was the first to reach the South Pole. As for the LG Amundsen GW880 is an Android based smart phone that uses China Mobile’s Open Mobile System version of the OPhone operating system and should be available in markets now. The LG GW880 Amundsen is a high-end phone with lots of features and capable of competing with any other high end smart phone available in the market today such as the Nexus One or Motorola Droid.

OPhone is based on Android and developed by China Mobile along with 20 other major companies including LG Electronics, Motorola, Philips and Dell for smart phones that use TD-SCDMA, the 3G mobile communication standard used in China.

So the LG GW880 Amundsen cellphone is 3G capable and its other features as listed in the technical specifications include a 3.5″ WVGA touchscreen, accelerometer, CMMB (China Multi-Media Broadcast) Mobile TV support, a 5 MP camera with autofocus, Bluetooth, GPS, microSD slot and microUSB.

One of the great new features of the Open Mobile System featured on the OPhone based LG GW880 Amundsen mobile phone is that it can have up to 24 different program shortcuts/icons on the home page so that you do not have to scroll to locate the program you desire.

An app store is also available for the Open Mobile System so that you can find new applications and widgets to run on your LG GW880 Amundsen smart phone.

Admittedly, the LG GW880 Amundsen cellphone lacks Wi-Fi which phones like the Nexus One and Droid do have and the LG GW880 Amundsen mobile phone also has a 624 MHz processor, considerably slower than the Nexus One which runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz processor.

But, the overall package provided by the LG GW880 Amundsen smart phone is great and considering that China Mobile intends to add app compatibility for Symbian as well as Windows Mobile to the Open Mobile System.

If this does happen, Open Mobile System phones such as the LG GW880 Amundsen will have a great advantage over others as they would have the benefit of running applications from two different mobile platforms and their separate unique market places.

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