LG unveils Shine, the latest in the Black Label series

After launching it in Korea and teasing the release date, LG has finally launched its Shine mobile phone, the latest model in its Black Label series.

Shine is a full-metal slider phone that's reflective enough to be a mirror, and reveals a screen and keyboard beneath its reflective coating.

Connectivity includes GPRS and EDGE compatibility, as well as Bluetooth and USB, but no Wi-Fi.

Images captured by the built-in 2MP camera can be saved on to expandable MicroSD card and framed by the 2.2-inch screen.

As you would expect, Shine also incorporates a media player with support for MP3, WAV, and ACC++ formats.

LG is hoping that the Shine will take off in the UK has it has in Korea, where sales topped 200,000 since November.

The company has not released a price for the mobile, saying that it is likely to be free from most operators with certain contracts.