The LG BL20 fits the bill

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The LG BL20 has since its release, become one of LG's most prized possessions. This impressive slider phone offers a futuristic styling that befits a modern age mobile phone. Incorporating an impressive level of functionality encased within an aesthetically pleasing casing has ensured its success. The unit is relatively compact at only 106 mm x 50 mm wide, whilst it is only 12 mm thick and weighs 115 g. It is comfortable to hold and use and is extremely responsive to touch.

One of the key features of this handset is its 5.0 megapixel camera, which alternatively is able to take QVGA quality video recording at 15 frames per second. The cameras ability to take quality imagery is enhanced by the fact that it utilises Schneider-Kreuznach optics. In addition, auto focus and an LED flash, for illumination purposes are also provided as standard.

Internet access is available with this handset through its HSDPA connection, which offers web surfing access speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps. In addition, both blue tooth and USB connections are provided as well as class 12 versions of GPRS and EDGE. An integrated microSD card slot is also provided, which can be utilised to expand the memory from the internal 60 MB, up to a more creditable 16 GB.

The handsets display screen, offers excellent colour reproduction by virtue of the fact that it can display up to 262,000 colours within the confines of the pixel screen size of 240 x 320 pixels. The overall screen size of this particular display screen is 2.4 inches. The front face also includes a variety of touch sensitive navigation keys, which are hidden, yet responsive to touch and effective.

The LG BL20 Chocolate Purple provides a variety of entertainment options which include an FM radio, a variety of games, with the option to download further games and MP4/MP3 media player, which supports all major audio and video file formats comfortably. In addition an organiser and voice memo facility are provided, which offers the opportunity to keep abreast of important information as well as take vocal notes while on the move. The unit provides vibration and ring alert types, with the option to download polyphonic and MP3 ringtones as well as providing a speakerphone and photo call feature.

The Chocolate Purple LG BL20 is a new colour variant of this particular favourite, which also comes in a black version. The unit is an impressive mobile phone with a multitude of functionality and is eminently usable.

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