updated 09:20 am EDT, Mon May 24, 2010
LG Fathom packs 1GHz chip, Win Mobile 6.5.3
Verizon started off on Monday with its second LG smartphone this month. The previously hinted LG Fathom is a close but upgraded relative of AT&T's eXpo and carries a 1GHz processor, but it now uses Windows Mobile 6.5.3 with an "improved touch experience;" whether that involves capacitive touch isn't known. It's also rare in Microsoft-run phones through its support for 802.11n Wi-Fi alongside the usual 3G.
The design centers on its 3.2-inch display but hides a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. While designed for workers, it claims a 3.2-megapixel camera and media playback from microSDHC cards.
The Fathom's launch comes early for workers first, as business buyers get access to it first on May 27. Regular buyers get access on June 3rd, and both pay $150 on contract after getting back a $100 mail-in rebate.