The LG KS360 is being pushed as a texter’s dream because of the ever so slightly conspicuous bright bleeding read QWERTY keyboard that slides out from under the phone. While the keyboard is kept under lock and key the phone looks like a touch screen device similar in form to the iPhone but it conceals (well, not so much conceals, more sort of brashly advertises) a secret.
In all honesty, aside from the pillar box red keyboard and phone highlights, the KS360 is a pretty basic phone with basic features. It has a 2MP camera with no flash. It has basic browsing capabilities, a basic music player, and several other basic features. Hopefully, this will all be portrayed in what we expect will be a basic price tag accompanying it when released at the end of the month.
Entering a market to compete with the iPhone, the Nokia E71 and several other new models is a brave move under any circumstances and while the KS360 is likely to be the cheapest option it is almost certainly one of the weaker options available – and that’s ignoring the subtle keyboard that I think we might have already mentioned somewhere along the line.