The world’s first dual-core smartphone, the LG Optimus 2x, is set to transform the mobile phone market upon its release, which is scheduled for early in 2011.
LG’s party trick -the 1GHz dual-core NVDIA Tegra 2 processor – will be showing what it can do on a 4-inch 800x480 pixel capacitive touchscreen. It also comes equipped with an 8 mega pixel camera (full HD, naturally) with 1080 pixel video recording capabilities. It also has a front-mounted 1.3 mega pixel camera to enable video calling.
There is also 8GB of internal memory on board, although this can be expanded up to 32GB with the addition of a MicroSD.
It would seem the only slight downside to this remarkable piece of kit, is that it is set to be released with the relatively laboured Google Android 2.2 operating system, or Froyo. Although, having said that, LG have already let slip that the Optimus will be updatable to the 2.3 Gingerbread OS in the near future, so we’ll let that little faux pas slide.
The handset was initially unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show back in January, and is already available in Japan, but it will hit the European markets in the coming months. With this in mind, now might be a good time to look into recycling mobile phones. Most of us own a few old mobiles which clutter up the house or the office, they just seem to shiny and important to throw in the bin, by selling a mobile online you can recoup some of the cash you paid for it – way back in the day when you thought your mobile was the absolute earwigs ankles! Have a look online and you'll be suprised how much your old handset can fetch.