LG announces GW820 'eXpo' smartphone w/ 1GHz processor and optional projector

lg-expo-landscapeLG has announced a new Windows Mobile 6.5-based smartphone, the eXpo. But unlike other 6.5 smarties on the market, the newest member of the LG family is packing just about everything but the kitchen sink including a 1GHz processor, a built-in fingerprint sensor, and an optional Pico Projector. Maybe they should have named it the LG SwissArmy Knife Phone.

That’s right. You can add a Pico Projector (sold separately) to this badboy that will “project images, video and Web pages up to a 40″ screen size onto any surface.” Unfortunately, LG has not offered any further details on the cost or availability of said add-on projector at this time.

But besides the optional projector, powerful Qualcomm (speculated to be Snapdragon) processor, and James Bond-like fingerprint scanner, the GW820 also features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2″ 800×480 touch screen display, 5MP camera w/flash, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, accelerometer, proximity sensor, and an FM radio among other things.

The device measures 4.5″ x 2.24″ x 0.65″ (sans projector), has a 1500mAh Li-polymer battery, and, according to Phone Scoop, will initially be made available to AT&T enterprise customers for $200 (after MIR and new contract) on December 7.

Here’s a complete list of the eXpo’s features (via the official datasheet – PDF link):

LG eXpo™ Specifications
Smartphone Features:
• Network: GPRS/EDGE Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz),
UMTS/HSDPA Tri-band (850/1900/2100 MHz)
• Camera: 5.0 MP autofocus, digital 3x zoom with built-in flash
• Dimensions: 4.45″ H x 2.16″ W x 6.3″ D
• Memory: 512 MB ROM + 256 MB RAM
(expandable 16 GB microSD™)
• Display: 3.2″ 16M color WVGA (800×480 pixels)
• Battery: 1500mAh Li-polymer
• OS: Windows Mobile® 6.5
• Bluetooth®: v2.1 with A2DP
• Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g with WPA2 security
• Email: Outlook®/Direct Push, POP, IMAP
• Messaging: Threaded SMS, MMS, Email, IM
• Keyboard: Side-sliding QWERTY
• Processor: Qualcomm 1 GHz
Highlighted Features:
• Integrated Pico Projector (sold separately): Allows users to project
images, videos and more on a screen up to 40″
• 5.0 MP AF camera with built-in flash
• Simultaneous voice and data with multi-tasking
• Touchscreen Windows Mobile 6.5 – the new Windows Phone
• Innovative 5-way navigation fingerprint sensor
• Turn-by-turn directions with AT&T NavigatorSM (sold separately) and
built-in GPS
• Access to your favorite AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots with built-in Wi-Fi
• Vivid display with 16M color high resolution display
• 3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps broadband data speeds
Email, Messaging, Productivity and Internet Solutions:
• Access work and personal email accounts
• SMS, MMS, IM (AOL®, Windows Live™ and Yahoo!®)
• Microsoft Office® Mobile including Word®, Excel®, PowerPoint®
and OneNote®
• Internet Explorer® Mobile
Multimedia Tools and Services:
• Windows® Media Player
• AT&T MEdia™ Mall, MusicID, XM Radio™, MobiTV® and Games

[via PCMag]