It was time LG held back their growing sentiments towards its South Korean home market. However, the announcement of 'Wink series seem to predict a different tale, may be that of re-kindling their friendship with the European & Middle East buddies?
The Wink series of phones; namely LG T300 Wink, T310 Wink style and T320 Wink 3G are initially slated for European and the Middle East market, followed by Latin American and CIS countries. Later on, in the third quarter they may be available in 'select Asian countries'.
According to the LG press release the phones are targeted at 'Generation Z', probably for teens below the age of 20. All three debut handsets feature a virtual QWERTY, an accelerometer, instant messaging, email, 3.5-inch headphone jack, FM radio and microSD slot. Follow LG Press Release for more information
LG Wink first touch phone series for Generation Z
Seoul (Korea Newswire) August 02, 2010 04:40 PM -- LG Electronics (LG) announced today the release of the LG Wink Series, a collection of vibrant colored full-touch phones designed to match the unique lifestyles of young "Generation Z" mobile consumers looking for great style and great connectivity.
The LG Wink Series consists of three full-touch handsets: Wink, Wink Style and Wink 3G, all suitable for younger users or first-time touch phone users. Tailored for the distinctive needs of today's youth market, the LG Wink Series provides more versatile texting functionality, enhanced music options, wider social networking support, and a customizable, user-friendly interface and design.
Just as a wink is an affectionate means of communication between close friends, LG Wink Series was designed primarily for young mobile users who enjoy expressing themselves in unique and stylish ways whether by phone or one of today's most popular social networking tools.
All the Wink phones offer an intuitive and easy-to-use virtual QWERTY keypad allows for easy texting without the bulk of a physical keyboard.. The keypad can be switched from portrait to landscape mode, providing young users with a much more convenient texting method.
The LG Wink Series makes social networking much more enjoyable thanks to its dedicated user interface optimized for just this type of activity. Users can also keep in touch with their friends through instant messaging and email that support threaded viewing for easier conversations.
The LG Wink Series also includes a 3.5-inch headphone jack, FM radio and microSD slot for enjoying and easy sharing of music and movies. Add to this a stylish two-tone design and the fun cartoon-styled user interface and the LG Wink Series easily stands out in the full-touch handset market.
Designed to fit perfectly in the palm of a hand, LG Wink is the most compact phone in the line-up. LG Wink is proof that touch phones don't all look alike. LG Wink's compact form factor slips easily into a pocket or purse but still manages to include a generous 2.4-inch display.
LG Wink Style
LG Wink Style is the stylish phone in the series with a 2.8-inch LCD display and boldest design. Wink Style is available in a variety of color options with accents on the front button panel, making it one of the most fashionable full-touch phones on the market. The phone's colorful mix-and-match design will appeal to the young mobile generation's desire for self-expression.
LG Wink 3G
LG Wink 3G allows for faster connectivity and data transmission, always keeping users connected to friends and family. Its advanced e-mail feature utilizes the latest in push-delivery technology, instantly alerting users when messages are sent to any of their e-mail addresses. LG Wink 3G is a perfect choice not only for Generation Z but also for digitally active people who cannot compromise on network connectivity and design.
The LG Wink Series will be available in Europe and the Middle East starting in mid-August followed by Latin America, CIS and select Asian countries, including China, in the third quarter.