Monday, 25 January 2010

GC900 Phone & Features

I finally sold my trusty Sony-Ericcson P900 and iPod touch and got a convergence device.

This is the LG GC-900.

There are fairly obvious features:
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • 720x480 video
  • 3 inch touchscreen (800x480 pixels)
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • MicroSD-expandable
All of this means that instead of a camera, an iPod and a GPS unit (still got my TomTom) I've got a single device.

However, I discovered after mucking around in the menus that there are a bucketload of hidden features:
  • 120 frames per second high-speed video (slow-mo)
  • 8 frames per second low-speed video (Benny Hill mode)
  • 3GP video support up to 720 pixels wide (DVD resolution)
  • MS Office document support
  • Support for Flash games
  • Integrated email
  • 1.5 GB built-in memory, up to 32 GB memory card
  • Second video camera
  • Digital FM tuner
  • In-camera video editing
  • Multitasking (multiple apps in memory)
I had the P900 for five years. It looks like I'll have the GC900 for about that long too.