LG Shines on with candy bars and 3G

We knew it would happen. We fall in love with LG's low spec but gorgeous KE970 Shine, and then along come two other handsets to tempt our straying aff

We knew it would happen. We fall in love with LG's low spec but gorgeous KE970 Shine, and then along come two other handsets to tempt our straying affections.And what do you know? They're related – and one of them's a twin sister. Bucket of cold water over here please!First up in this mobile menagerie is the U970. It's an update to the original Shine slider phone, identical in every way except it now packs 3G. And not just any old 3G; we're talking full blown HSDPA for all your mobile broadband needs. Stick that in your style-but-no-substance pipe and smoke it. Unfortunately LG's bizarrely dumped the MicroSD slot so you're stuck with the 512MB of internal memory.Never fear because also turning our heads is this slim-trim candy bar, the KE770 Shine (pictured). It's the same silver metal, Bluetooth, 2MP camera bundle, but retaining the memory slot and now coming in a flattened-out design that's just 9mm thick – very Moto SLVR.It's out next month in Russia of all places. Expect it to come in from the cold and arrive here sometime soon.

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LG Shine U970, KE770 Price: £free on contract, £TBAOn sale: Now, TBA (May in Russia)Contact: LGRelated stories: STUFF REPORT The top 10 most fashionable phones