Moorestown-based LG GW990 to run MeeGo

Lg_gw990_meego The extra long LG GW990 made headlines last month at CES as the first MID phone to be powered by the Intel Moorestown platform. Today the device is in the news again, not for its 4.8-inch 1020 x 480 panoramic touch screen, but because a presenter at an LG press breakfast this morning announced that it would be released later this year running Intel and Nokia's new MeeGo operating system.

You may remember that the GW990 was running Moblin beneath LG's S-class user interface back at CES, but since the company mentioned its intentions to offer a variety of OS options when the product launched, MeeGo's inclusion shouldn't really come as a huge surprise to anyone.

What may cause some eyes to widen, however, is that LG currently has no plans to release the GW990 in the US. It is expected to become available in Korea in Q3 or Q4 of this year, though, so getting one elsewhere shouldn't be completely impossible.

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