The whole SureType keyboard thing isn’t restricted to the BlackBerry Pearl, because other smartphones can just as easily map two letters to each key. Case in point, check out the latest phone to survive the FCC, the LG GW600.
Powered by Windows Mobile, this smartphone seems like it will be making its way over to the AT&T to join other popular smartphones like the Nokia E71x, BlackBerry Bold, and Apple iPhone 3GS. That looks like quite some competitive company, no?
Aside from its Microsoft-leaning tendencies, the LG GW600 smartphone gets loaded with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, dual-band WCDMA, a resistive touchscreen, 20-key half-QWERTY keyboard, 3.1 megapixel camera, GPS, Bluetooth, proximity sensor, light sensor, accelerometer, gesture controls, and a microSD slot.
That sounds like quite the impressive set of features, especially since it is able to combine a (near) full QWERTY keyboard with a touchscreen display. There’s no word on pricing and availability just yet, but now that the GW600 has made its way through the FCC, we could be seeing it any day now. Maybe.