LG’s Arena touchscreen phone – a sweet talker

For mums who swim against the current, LG’s Arena KM900 is an appealing alternative to the ubiquitous iPhone. The ‘S-Class’ interface presents a 3D cube-like layout, with customisable home screens on four sides of the cube providing direct-touch access to the phone’s most used features, including contacts, messages, music, movies and photos.

It’s a 3G phone offering super-fast HSDPA 7.2 internet connectivity, Dolby Mobile for enhanced audio performance, Wi-Fi and Google Maps assisted-GPS.

The LG Arena costs $799 outright, and $0 upfront with Vodafone on $69 or $79 per month Internet Cap (on a 24 month contract). Optus and Telstra to follow.