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LG adds mobile TV to Shine series

Chris Ziegler

Let's be honest, a pretty phone can only take you so far in life before you start getting bored; wouldn't it be great if you had some telly handy for just those very moments? LG's got ya covered -- if you're in South Korea, anyway -- with a pair of new models in its fashion-friendly Shine series that sport DMB tuners for mobile TV reception. The SB630 (alias KB6300, alias LB6300) is the more familiar slider form of the Shine, featuring a 2.2 inch QVGA display, 1GB of internal memory, and a 2 megapixel cam -- very much like the original with the addition of a lil' antenna for DMB reception. The clamshell equivalent, then, is the LB2500; you lose a half gig of that precious storage space, but the remainder of the spec sheet lines up pretty evenly with its slider sibling. We don't expect either of these to come even close to our neck of the woods, but if you can make do without TV, the VX8700 should make a decent proxy when it hits Verizon.

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