LG Electronics is expected to launch a new mass-market NFC-enabled handset next month at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona, according to Korea’s ETnews.
LG’s “Pecan” should hit the market at under $200, and will run on Android 2.2, rather than the NFC-ready Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
LG comments to ETnews: “Though the Pecan has a somewhat downgraded display panel and processor, it will be a decent smart phone nonetheless, employing the Android 2.2 and NFC and enabling its users to browse the Web fast enough and enjoy social networking services to the full. It will beef up our presence in the popular market and help us win over high-end customers in the long term.”
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