LG has launched a new Android phone out at the CES event, describing the LG GT540 as "a specialized social networking smartphone".

Angled as "the ideal smartphone for first-time smartphone users", the handset gets "quick and easy" access to  popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Bebo.

There's also a media playback, a 3-megapixel camera, up to 32GB of expandable microSD memory and all the Google gubbins you'd expect such as Google Maps, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube and Android Market.

The LG GT540 will be launched globally from April 2010 and we will keep you posted on a UK debut.

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