LG preparing low-end L343i for O2's i-mode

A brushed metal case and Bluetooth are all well and good, but the 160 x 128 display and VGA camera make LG's L343i clamshell reek of low-end -- not that there's anything wrong with that, of course. Besides the aforementioned Bluetooth, O2 customers opting for the spartan handset will get i-mode support, speakerphone, MP3 ringtones and, well, not much else. Occasionally -- occasionally -- simplicity can be refreshing. No official word on pricing or availability, but signs point to the L343i dropping in the UK shortly, and we have to believe it'll go for peanuts.