We all expect to get a lot done with a smartphone, but LG’s latest handset, the Optimus L9, delivers a couple of surprises. First up is its QTranslator function, which not only translates words, but entire sentences and phrases. It employs the handset’s camera and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to scan and analyse the selected text, calling on an electronic dictionary or online translation engine to translate the gobbledygook you’re trying to understand.
Next up, the My Style Keypad function, which re-configures the keypad layout to suit your texting habits (right- or left-handed, or two hands). Then there’s QMemo, a function that allows users to capture, memo and share their ideas with others using their fingertips or writing. Other features include an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, a 1 GHz dual-core chipset and 11,9 cm IPS display. Price: about R4 500. Contact LG on 0800 545 454 or visit www.lge.com/za