LG has announced the launch of its LG-KF700, a new multimedia phone that combines three input methods.

Apparently the world's first phone with such a trio of inputology, the LG-KF700 integrates a 3-inch touchscreen, alpha-numeric keypad and shortcut dial.

Each of the respective input methods is apparently assigned to the tasks at which it is most efficient.

"Our consumers told us that they wanted a phone that had plenty of multimedia features, but doesn't take a long time fiddling with menus to figure out. We created the LG-KF700 based their insight", said Dr. Skott Ahn, CEO of LG.

The LG-KF700 offers a full web browser with full access to Google Search, Blogs, Gmail, Maps and YouTube.

There's support for HSDPA 3G, an MP3 player, MPEG4 video
player, 3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth connectivity "and more".

The phone will be available in Europe in mid-March and will become available in other markets in the months following.