Following a successful model with its upgraded version is a very common practice in the mobile phone market. Over the years, all manufacturers have tried to woo their customers with additional features and upgrades of existing ones. However, every follow up models are not necessarily success stories like their predecessor. One of the main reason of their failure to make any major impact since the goodwill earned by their earlier model is the intense expectations of customers.One of the few mobile phones that has been successful as follow up model is the LG U890. Immense popularity enjoyed by LG's earlier 3G clamshell – the LG U880 has been instrumental for the evolution of the LG U890 . Although the LG U890 retains the same clamshell form, and to an amount the same feature list, the new offering sports a cooler design with flat keypad. At 99 grams, the LG U890 is a tad heavier than the earlier model, but is quite slim at 17.5 mm for a 3G clamshell. 3G capabilities of the LG U890 includes video calling and high speed data transfer. Triband GSM connectivity along with data connectivity tools like GPRS, Bluetooth and USB makes the LG U890 a strong tool of communication.
The LG U890 is equipped with a 1.3 megapixel built in camera module for you to capture your life's pleasant and surprising moments. The camera features a 180 degree rotating lens to add twist to its superior imaging skills. Apart from high resolution images of 1280×960 pixels, the LG U890 can shoot videos as well. The handset features a media player compatible with different audio and video formats including MP3, AAC and MPEG4. You can enjoy the high definition sounds on your headphones or the extremely powerful, built in dual stereo speakers. 68 Mb of shared memory and external memory card support allows you to carry any number of your favorite tunes with you.