LG GW620 "InTouch Max" hits the UK market with Android in towAaron Baker - Director, Content and Partnerships
Sure, it's running Android 1.5 and has a resistive touchscreen, but after my brief hands-on look at CES 2010, I can say that the LG GW620 is a decent mid-level Android device - particularly given that it's LG's first foray into the Android market.
The LG GW620, branded as the "InTouch Max," has landed on Virgin Mobile and T-Mobile in the United Kingdom, where £20 (approximately $32.50) monthly and a two-year T-Mobile agreement will net them the device for free. Virgin Mobile is offering the device for free with a £22 monthly bill and an 18-month agreement.
Head over to T-Mobile UK and Virgin Mobile for more information, including pricing and availability. Whether it will arrive in the States or not is anyone's guess (I could see this taking off on Virgin Mobile USA), but the low to mid-level device category is one that Android needs in order to be successful. The fact that devices like this are hitting the market is a positive sign for Android's long-term viability.