LG may find it difficult to compete with the Apple products but the Korean company is well aware of how to design a budget messaging handset. The manufacturer previously released the Xenon and the WebSlider both of which are affordable landscape sliders. LG now releases the Craze which follows the foot path of these two handsets. In fact, LG is the king in manufacturing the prepaid landscape sliders at present. This handset is especially recommended for kids. This is an affordable handset that is mainly focused on the youth and teens.
Display: TFT color touch screen, capacitive, 240 x 320 pixel resolution, 256 K color support
Camera: 2 mega pixel resolution,
Memory: 80 MB internal memory, micro SD expansion card slot
Connectivity: Bluetooth, USB, HSDPA
Networks: GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Data Services: HSDPA, WAP, EDGE
Dimensions: 49.9 x 15.3 x 103 mm (W x D x H)
Weight: 119 grams
Colors: Red, Blue
Battery: 4 hours of talk time, 380 hours of stand by time
The Craze is a landscape slider handset that is very affordable. It is a great handset for messaging and it falls within the budget. As mentioned earlier, the Craze follows the foot path of the previous models such as the WebSlider and the Xenon. Both these handsets are also landscape sliders with QWERTY keyboards. These handsets have achieved a lot of support from the young customers. The Craze is also of the same form factor. The handset makes use of the QWERTY keyboard for the input of text. It is equipped with a web browser and some Java applications. The handset also supports video calls. There is a built in media player that supports audio files with the WMA, MP3 and AAC+ formats and video files with the H.264 and MPEG 4 file formats. The messaging menu supports the SMS, MMS, email as well as the instant messaging features.
The Craze measures around 49.9 x 15.3 x 103 mm in dimensions and it weighs around 119 grams. It is definitely not the lightest handset. The display size of the handset is not mentioned. The display is known to be a touch screen one with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. It is expected to support 256 K colors. The touch screen display allows the dialing of phone numbers and the menu selection just from the capacitive touch screen directly. The other inputs can be handled by the QWERY keyboard that has a well designed joystick. There are four physical keys along with a circular shaped directional pad below the display. The camera lens is housed at the back side of the handset. The handset will be available in a couple of colors such as red and blue respectively.