The LG "Etna", leaked by Vodafone at the recent IFA tech show, has now been revealed as the Korean phone maker's first Android-based handset, the LG-GW620.

Although keen to reassert its commitment to producing handsets running Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform, LG says it wants to offer "greater consumer choice in the expanding smartphone category".

The new GW620 gets a 3-inch full touchscreen and slide out QWERTY keypad, social networking functions "right out-of-the-box", and the Google goodies you'd expect from an Android phone.

"The LG-GW620 will appeal to first-time smartphone customers by offering a new and different kind of user experience", said Dr. Skott Ahn, president and CEO of LG Mobile.

"Our objective is to provide a wide selection of smartphones to satisfy the diverse preferences of today's consumers. This Android phone is just one of many smartphone models we plan to introduce worldwide in the years ahead".

The LG-GW620 is due to be available in the fourth quarter of this year in "select" European markets. We will keep you posted.