Rogers Wireless Launch LG Eve (GW620/Etna) Android Phone

Rogers Wireless have today announced the launch of the LG Eve, the first Android powered handset from LG Electronics.

The LG Eve (also known as the LG GW620 and LG Etna), was first spotted at a German trade show back in September, but up until now hasn’t been associated with any mobile carrier or release date.

LG Eve Android Phone

Featuring a 3-inch touchscreen display, 5 mega-pixel camera, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the LG Eve is designed specifically for social networking, and will allow users to easily connect and manage their social networking profiles from  any location.

The ultimate smartphone for social media enthusiasts, the LG Eve features a special application called Social Network Services (SNS) Manager, which brings together a user’s Facebook, Twitter and Bebo networks into one place, letting them check status updates in real time. The SNS Manager takes social networking to a new level by connecting the contact list to provide an easy to read log for each contact, so the user can see the contact for each friend, whether that be via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter or on a call.

LG Eve Features:

  • Threaded SMS, which groups SMS texts by sender and displays them like a message board for easy-to-follow reading
  • A 3D gallery for viewing and sorting photos, with the ability to quickly and easily find photos by tagging favourites or using the filtering tool to sort photos by tags, face recognition or date
  • 5 line QWERTY keypad
  • Advanced Video Recording and Playback, which allows a user to play videos or make their own videos using built-in editing tools, which can then be uploaded onto social networking sites or sent to friends via email.
  • Video Recording: MPEG4,H263@QVGA24fps
  • Video Playback: MPEG4, H264 @ HVGA 24fps, WMV, DviX
  • Advanced Camera Features:
  • 5 Mega Pixels AF (with LED Flash)
  • Audio Codec:
  • MP3, AMR, AAC, AAC+, WAV, WMA
  • Data Connectivity
  • USB 2.0 HS
  • Micro USB
  • Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

The LG Eve is a Rogers Wireless exclusive and is available for $49.99 as part of a 3-year voice and data contract.

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Full Press Release:

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO and TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Nov. 3, 2009) – LG Electronics Canada and Rogers Wireless today announced a world first: the LG Eve, a new Android OS-based smartphone designed specifically for social networking, is now available exclusively at Rogers. The LG Eve provides customers with the freedom of mobile social networking, making it easier to stay connected anytime, anywhere.

The ultimate smartphone for social media enthusiasts, the LG Eve features a special application called Social Network Services (SNS) Manager, which brings together a user’s Facebook, Twitter and Bebo networks into one place, letting them check status updates in real time. The SNS Manager takes social networking to a new level by connecting the contact list to provide an easy to read log for each contact, so the user can see the contact for each friend, whether that be via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter or on a call.

Additionally, the LG Eve features push email, which keeps users constantly in touch by alerting them if a new message arrives to a personal email account, such as Gmail.

“The LG Eve is the smartphone that social networking fans have been waiting for, and we’re so happy to bring it to Canadians before any other market,” said Colin Bettam, vice-president marketing, LG Electronics Canada. “Whether it’s managing your Facebook page or downloading one of the thousands of applications, the LG Eve lets you connect to your world, your way.”

“As a company with a long history of bringing best-in-class handsets to the Canadian market, Rogers is delighted to be the first carrier in the world to offer our customers the LG Eve,” said John Boynton, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Rogers Communications. “The LG Eve is a smartphone customized for people who love to social network and browse the web. Coupled with Rogers’ HSPA network, the LG delivers a truly phenomenal web experience. Another first, only from Rogers.”

The SNS Manager leverages social networking by putting a person’s address book contacts as the central reference and launching point for a variety of social media tools.

Also designed for easy social networking are the 5 MP camera for taking high quality pictures that you can view and edit on the LG Eve’s 3-inch touch screen, and the 5-line QWERTY keypad, which is ideal for email and messaging. Additionally, the LG Eve features a Face Recognition application which means that once a person is tagged in a saved photo, the device will automatically recognize the person’s face and tag him or her in other photos. Once a person is tagged in a photo, a click on their photo will allow for instant communication with that person via text, email, phone or chat.

Other key features of the LG Eve include:

- Threaded SMS, which groups SMS texts by sender and displays them like a message board for easy-to-follow reading

- A 3D gallery for viewing and sorting photos, with the ability to quickly and easily find photos by tagging favourites or using the filtering tool to sort photos by tags, face recognition or date

- 5 line QWERTY keypad

- Advanced Video Recording and Playback, which allows a user to play videos or make their own videos using built-in editing tools, which can then be uploaded onto social networking sites or sent to friends via email.

– Video Recording: MPEG4,H263@QVGA24fps

– Video Playback: MPEG4, H264 @ HVGA 24fps, WMV, DviX

- Advanced Camera Features:

– 5 Mega Pixels AF (with LED Flash)

- Audio Codec:

– MP3, AMR, AAC, AAC+, WAV, WMA

- Data Connectivity

– USB 2.0 HS

– Micro USB

– Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

The LG Eve will officially launch at the newly opened LG Experience Zone at the Air Canada Centre on November 3rd, prior to the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game. The LG Eve is available at Rogers for $49.99 with 3 year voice and data activations.
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  • johnkzin

    I’d love to have this phone, on T-Mobile-USA.

    Esp. a 4.1″ screen version of it.

  • Kaz

    @johnkzin – Then grab a motorola cliq, it released in october. Its not a 4″ but from what I’m reading here sounds like the LG Eve is copying it pretty closely. The cliq’s motoblur interface sounds just like the Eve SNS, also has a 5mp camera, 3.5 jack etc etc.

  • StarfishPrime

    Thank god I found this phone after looking for a G1 replacement down the road. If someone doesn’t let Motorola and others know that the giant “D-pad” on the droid and other new phones is a design nightmare, Im going to shoot myself. What a waste of a fantastic phone Moto ;-( GO LG!

  • http://www.wirelesskeyboardwithtouchpad.org Alane Bertorelli

    Let me start by saying excellent page. Im unsure if it has been addressed, but when using Chrome I can never get the whole post to load without refreshing many times. Maybe just my laptop. Appreciate your work

  • Claude Michaud

    Hello,
    I just got a LG EVE wireless phone, from Rogers.

    Where can I find a complete user’s manual on the Internet ? In French maybe ?

    Claude Michaud
    Thank you

  • Jackie

    Claude, Did you not get both an english and french manual when you bought the LG Eve? I was also wondering where to get a manual online for this specific phone and it seems that there isn’t a website that I can download it from. I look forward to hearing from you. :)

  • http://www.talkandroid.com stacey

    Can someone tell me where I can get the manual for the lg eve?my phone didn’t come with a guide and I’m looking for one online. Someone please help me lol

  • sonam

    hey I have a LG GW620 that is locked asking for the google user name & password which I cant remember because of too many Pattern attempts.
    I have mailed LG who say it is my mobile operators problem to help me. My mobile operator says it is goolge who can help me unlock the phone?? It is only 1 week old so I dont mind doing a factory reset but I cannot seem to find out or be able to do this??? Help please

  • samantha

    I’ve been haveing the same problem it’s not takeing my password, DDid you ever figure out how to reunlock it because mine keepys saying too many attempts and toh google account i made one but its still not working,Do you know what i could possibole do to unlock my phone?

  • samantha

    I’ve been haveing the same problem it’s not takeing my password, DDid you ever figure out how to reunlock it because mine keepys saying too many attempts and toh google account i made one but its still not working,Do you know what i could possibole do to unlock my phone?

    my email is- samiej2@hotmail.com or little-samie-123@hotmail.com

    Please send me an email back if you know anything or how i can fix it, thank you for ur time