LG has announced the launch of two handsets oriented around social networking - the GW520 and GT505. Both of them "enable consumers to be at the heart of their online communities anytime", claims the company.

The handsets support "push" social networking updates, meaning that alerts arrive as soon as they're posted. They also support push email, and Exchange Activesync for business addresses.

The GW520 has a 2.8" touchscreen, QWERTY keypad, HSDPA, 3G and a 3-megapixel camera. Intriguingly, it also has LG's "LiveSquare" feature, which shows most contacted friends on the homescreen as an animated character.

The GT505 has a 3" touchscreen, GPS, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, 3G and a 5-megapixel camera. It comes preloaded with a trial of WisePilot - piece of navigation software.

Both handsets will be arriving in June, with the GW520 appearing across "most networks", but the GT505 only available on Orange.

ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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