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LG_InTouch_Max_GW620_closedLG has launched the InTouch Max GW620, the company’s first handset using Android mobile. “By launching onto the Android market, LG is bringing apps to the masses by allowing its users to benefit from an enhanced mobile phone experience,” said an official statement from the company.

The LG InTouch Max includes:
* A 5-line QWERTY and touchscreen keyboard
* Auto Face-tagging, which automatically recognises your friend’s face on a tagged photo
* Face-to-Action, allowing you to call, SMS, MMS or join your friend’s social networking site simply by touching their face in a picture
* 5-megapixel camera
* 3-inch touchscreen
* 1500mAh battery.       

LG said the phone is ideal for people who want to stay connected and up-to-date with their friends. “With a Social Networking Manager built-in application (Linkbook), you can also go straight to your friend’s social networking profiles from your contact list,” the company added.

The LG InTouch Max GW620 has launched on two network providers:
* T-Mobile: phone free on £20 a month, 24-month contract (with unlimited data)
* Virgin Media: phone free on £22 a month, 18-month contract (with unlimited texts and data)

John Barton, sales and marketing director for LG’s mobile division, described the launch as “symbolic” launch for the company as it signalled “the end of expensive and exclusive applications and the start of applications for everyone”.

“Many people don’t actually know that the Android market offers an impressive 20,000 plus applications which are easy to download, and of which 65 per cent are free,” he added.

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