LG X170 netbook controls your phone, adds SmartPOP to the lexicon

Darren Murph
D. Murph|11.08.10

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LG X170 netbook controls your phone, adds SmartPOP to the lexicon
We're guessing that this newfangled SmartPOP feature works a lot like Lenovo's Constant Connect (or perhaps LG's own Air Sync?), but either way, the feature set is still fairly innovative. On the surface, LG is today introducing its X170 netbook -- a 10.1-incher with an Atom N455 (or N550), 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics. But it's the accompanying SmartPOP feature that's really worth a second glance; purportedly, the system utilizes Bluetooth 3.0 in order to connect to your LG phone (supported models haven't been made public thus far) and do all sorts of things. Syncing your files and email is just the beginning -- once you're in, you can send an SMS, view contacts / files and dial a phone number from the comfort of your PC. We're guessing that future uses will be somewhat more impressive than existing ones, but you've got to start somewhere, right? Word on the street has this one going for just under $700 in South Korea, and we're definitely hoping that mobile there is included for that price.
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