LG GW550 WM6.1 QWERTY smartphone with triband UMTS

LG have announced a new QWERTY smartphone, and it looks as though they've been cribbing some design ideas from Nokia.  The LG GW550 runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and has a 2.4-inch QVGA display, 3-megapixel camera and 7.2Mbps HSDPA / 2Mbps HSUPA with support for the 850/1900/2100MHz bands.

Otherwise there's quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, stereo speakers and a 1,300mAh battery.  Up front there's a VGA-quality camera for video calls, and the whole thing measures 116.3 x 61.5 x 12 mm.

No word on when we could see the LG GW550, nor for how much, and nor indeed where – LG are keeping such details to themselves.  However given the OS we'd presume it'll be launching sometime soon, over the summer, before Microsoft release Windows Mobile 6.5.

[via Boy Genius Report]