Thanks to a tweet that piqued my interest the other day, I can tell you that LG Mobile is doing research and they’d like your opinion, particularly in the run up to the festive period that is fast approaching.
They’d like to know what is important to you.
And I think that’s a good thing because LG’s handsets are simply brilliant…
But you can do NOTHING with them. Nothing other than what the technical chaps in Korea decide you want. So you can have a calendar. And a whizzy camera. And even an email client.
But if you’d like to be able to use Twitter on your LG? No. Use the browser. If you’d like to have a Facebook client? No. Use the browser. If you’d like to try out Last.fm and stream music to your handset. NO. If you’d like to automatically upload images to other services not defined by LG? NO. If you’d like to send your videos to Vimeo rather than Youtube? NO. You’re out of luck.
This is the serious problem with LG. Gorgeous handsets. Completely vacuous when it comes to their expandable application abilities. The age when a mobile manufacturer decides exactly what your handset can do — application wise — is OVER. At least, it should be. Unless you’re in the market for a £5 mobile.
LG haven’t got that message yet.
There are rumours that they might launch a developer channel, a mobile marketplace a la iTunes App Store. They’re still rumours.
We live in hope. Any attempt at ‘out-reach’ is good news.
Anyway if you’d like to help LG out, they’ve got a survey waiting for you right here. I just took it and completed it in about 60 seconds. Interestingly, the questions aren’t necessarily about your camera megapixel demands…