Video: Sneak-peek of LG’s new IQ smartphone

LG Electronics Canada Inc. used a recent blogger event in Toronto to preview the IQ, the new smartphone the vendor will be launching later this year, exclusively on the Telus Mobility network.

Formerly codenamed the LG Monaco during development, the IQ features a Snapdragon processor and runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. It’s a touchscreen device with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and boasts a 2.3” WVGA display, as well as a 5MP camera.

LG has yet to announce a firm Canadian release date for the IQ, but says the phone will be launched before the end of the year, and in time for the holiday shopping season.

In this CDN video, David Sells, national sales manager, mobile communications for LG Electronics Canada, puts the IQ through its paces.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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