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The LG Shine KE970 is a tri-band GSM, slider mobile phone designed for fashion, convenience, and usability.

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Document Viewer

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Video Recording/Streaming

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Feels solid without being overly heavy

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Web browser can display full HTML pages.

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Susceptible to broken screen without harsh treatment ('bleeding LCD crystal')

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Lack of Business Functionality

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very limited text space

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Biggest piece of junk I have brought in a long time, Within 10 months of buying it, the scroller broke and will have to spend more money to repair it. Back to ye'ol noble nokia.

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Mirror interferes with use as mobile phone - cannot use the phone in bright daylight

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File navigation not flexible or logical

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Original battery's life very short

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Retailer doesn't stand behind the product; their own customer service representative recommended I simply throw the phone away

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The LG Shine KE970 is a tri-band GSM, slider mobile phone designed for fashion, convenience, and usability. A step up from the ME770 and Shine KE770, the LG Shine KE970 trades in its predecessor’s candybar design for a more sophisticated and business-friendly slider frame. Plus, the KE970 features a multi-function scroll key, thereby listening the time needing to navigate the device. Like its predecessors, the on-the-go KE970 sports only a minute # of office features, such as a text viewer, Bluetooth v1.2, and a SIM Card (included on KEY770), but lacks fundamental features such as Microsoft Office applications. Additional features of the LG Shine KE970 mobile phone include a digital audio player, a 2MP camera with video recording/streaming, and a plethora of basic functionality, such as a clock and calendar. The LG Shine KE970 retails for $159.99 and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

  • Tri-Band GSM Slider Mobile
  • SIM Card Slot (Card Not Included)
  • 256K, 176x220 Display
  • Digital Audio Player
  • Bluetooth v1.2
  • 2MP Camera w/Video Capture
  • Multimedia Messaging
  • WAP 2.0 Browser
  • Text Viewer
  • Calendar
  • Clock
  • Calculator
  • Digital Note Pad
  • Stopwatch
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
  • Battery: 800 mAH Lithium-Ion
  • Talk Time: 2.5 Hours
  • Standby: 200 Hours
  • Dimensions: 99.8 x 50.6 x 13.8mm
  • Weight: 118g
Post Review
06/12/2009 11:53

LG Customer Service guy recommended I bin it when I explained my experience with the phone.

Horrible design - although it looks nice, the looks certainly get in the way of its functionality, which is actually a terrible way to design things! It interferes rendering the phone useless. Plus the internal design mapping is nonsensical and inflexible.

I regret purchasing this phone. My screen craked (or had a 'bleeding lcd crystal') without any pressure or knock to the phone. In under a year it had 2 batteries. If there is sunshine outdoors - don't even try to use your phone. Because you can't. You honestly CAN'T SEE THE SCREEN! All you see is the mirror!

I've complained to the company directly and to the retailer and they have been nothing but rude and uncaring (and denying there is anything wrong with it, when all they have to do is take it outside if there's any sun). Rubbish phone, rubbish company. This was my 2nd - and final - chance with an LG product and I was upset with both items. STAY AWAY FROM LG OR YOU'LL REGRET WASTING YOUR MONEY!

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