LG announces the touch-driven Wink, Wink style and Wink 3G

02 August, 2010

LG may seem all focused on the Korean market lately but today it showed that it hasn't forgotten about the rest of the world either. The company released a whole new series of touch-operated mobile phones, called Wink. The LG T300 Wink, T310 Wink style and T320 Wink 3G are all mid-range handsets with a distinct youthful appeal.

Update August 4:Well, it turns out those phones will be available under the Cookie name in Europe and as Wink everywhere else. Outside of Europe they may even have Wi-Fi (it's carrier dependent).

As the naming suggests, the LG T300 Wink is the most basic of the trio. It offers a 2.4" touchscreen (of QVGA resolution, presumably) and a body resembling the good old LG KP500 Cookie. The T300 Wink also sports a 3.5 mm headphone jack, FM radio and a microSD slot (those three features are common for the whole series).

LG Wink
LG T300 Wink

Next comes the LG T310 Wink Style, which upgrades the display size to 2.8-inch. The Wink Style obviously has distinct design as one of its key assets and will come in a variety of bright colors.

LG Wink
LG T310 Wink Style

Lastly we take a look at the LG T320 Wink 3G. It doesn't take a genius to understand that UMTS is the best it can put on the table. LG didn't even mention HSDPA so don't get your hopes too high.

LG Wink
LG T320 Wink 3G

Unfortunately LG pulled off one of their trademark moves and announced the new phones without sharing most of their specifications. Not even basic stuff about the physical dimensions, the network support, the built-in cameras (if any) or anything like that. We just wonder how long will it take for their PR department to stop those amateur publicity stunts and start doing things the normal, sensible way.

Anyway, the LG Wink Series will be available in Europe and the Middle East starting in mid-August followed by Latin America, CIS and select Asian countries, including China, in the third quarter so we should find out more details about it soon.