Inspecting gadgets

ACN rounds up the latest and greatest executive gadgets, from electronic book readers to the latest in touchscreen mobile phones.

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By  Imthishan Giado Published  February 7, 2009

LG KC780

Another day, another slider from LG. At least this one hasn't been bestowed with some ludicrous moniker like Cookie or Renoir - but KC870 does not exactly roll off the tongue either.

The phone is notable for what it doesn't do - namely data, as it lacks both Wi-Fi and 3G. Don't get lost either; the KC870 lacks GPS. You won't be downloading any external applications to fill in the software gaps, because there are no smartphone capabilities.

What the handset does do very well is take pictures with its 8 megapixel autofocus, Schneider-Kreuznach certified camera. LG has thrown in the usual grab-bag of photo features: smile and face detection, lowlight compensation, and the ability to shoot some reasonably decent video. You'll need an MicroSD card for real picture-taking ability though - the KC870 comes with a paltry 140Mbytes of storage.

Truth be told, we can't see this LG becoming a massive breakout hit. Its sober looks and regurgitated features offer nothing to consumers looking for a proper snapper, while the lack of software options mean that enterprises do not have many reasons to consider it either.

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