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LG's new phone resembles with Apple's iPhone

LG soon will start selling a new mobile phone that incorporates a buttonless touch-screen resembling the much-hyped iPhone from Apple. The LG Prada Phone, alias the KE850, features a no-button interface with the entire phone face covered by a touch-sensitive screen. Like the iPhone, this phone too, is super-thin; it's just 12 millimetres thick, which is only about 0.4 millimetres thicker than the iPhone.

LG's phone, priced at $US780 ($1100), will go on sale in Europe next month and in Asia from March. Apple's iPhone is set for US release in June and will cost $US599 ($NZ860) for the high-end model with 8Gb of internal memory. Also like the iPhone, the LG Prada Phone can play most popular digital music/video formats, and has a two mega pixels camera.

However, unlike the iPhone, the LG phone's memory can be expanded with the help of cards. Other features of this new phone include: MP3 player, video player, document viewer, music/messaging multitasking capability, Bluetooth, and USB 2.0 port.

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