Summary: LG is known for making attractive, easy-to-use messaging phones like the and . But, until the late last year, the company had not released a full-fledged smartphone in the U.S. But the Incite is a mixed bag.
Conclusion: The LG Incite is a decent smartphone, though certain hang-ups, like the relative heavy-handedness required when using the stylus and AT&T’s slow 3G web browsing, keep it from taking any crowns. The current introductory price of $99, however, makes it worth a look.
Pros: Affordable introductory price; easy to use; excellent camera
Cons: Okay browsing capabilities; touchscreen requires heavy-handedness; cumbersome contact book
Excerpt: LG brings us the Incite as their first smartphone for the US, which happens to be a mid-level Windows Mobile device. Sporting a sleek mirror-like reflective design, the Incite is the only Windows Mobile phone to sport a proximity sensor, like the iPhone.
Excerpt: The LG Incite CT810 is a premier five-star smartphone in the U.S. marketplace. It is a rocking success due to its incredible fast connectivity and performance. A friend of mine in London has the Incite and I could hardly wait to get my hands on it.
Conclusion: In the end, we wish that AT&T had picked up the Samsung Omnia or HTC Touch Diamond rather than the LG Incite. But The CT-810 does add variety to their lineup (the Diamond might have been redundant with the Fuze), and it is small and light.
Pros: Very sharp screen with excellent colors and better than QVGA resolution. Love that proximity sensor. Very small and light. Good software bundle including NetFront, MS Voice Command, Sprite Backup and Picsel Viewer for PDFs. Can finger scroll anywhere in the OS. Has a standard 3.5mm stereo headpho...
Cons: Phone looks plasticky. Requires a stylus more often than HTC's TouchFLO 3D phones, yet there's no stylus silo so you've got to hang it from the included tiny lanyard. The UI isn't very polished in terms of successfully overlaying Windows Mobile or in being finger-friendly. Camera images so-so.