by CIO Staff

LG Shine Cell Phone to Make Int’l Debut at CES

Jan 03, 2007 1 min

LG Electronics will give the successor to its popular Chocolate cell phone its international unveiling at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

LG Electronics’ Shine Cell Phone
LG Shine Cell Phone

The Shine handset is a slider-type phone that has been available in South Korea since October. It features a 2-megapixel camera and is priced in South Korea at about 600,000 won (US$656). LG has said the phone would be available internationally in the first quarter, so the launch at CES is in keeping with that forecast.

LG was expected to sell about 6 million Chocolate phones in 2006, and it will be hoping to repeat that success with the Shine. The Chocolate launched in Europe in May and in North America in August.

The company is expected to unveil the phone at a news conference in Las Vegas on Sunday at 8 a.m. local time.

-Martyn Williams, IDG News Service (Tokyo Bureau)

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