LG cancels Moorestown-powered GW990 smartphone

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Poor Intel! LG has reportedly cancelled development of its nascent, Moorestown-powered GW990 smartphone.

Indeed, Engadget's Chris Ziegler speculates that the project may have been axed because "Moblin is effectively dead" and MeeGo "isn't ready" for prime time.

LG cancels Moorestown-powered GW990 smartphone"Considering the almost complete absence of love in the commercial marketplace for Moorestown  and Moblin - and the fact that there's no sign of MeeGo building serious momentum just yet - we're sure that Intel would've just loved for the drop-dead-sexy GW990 to serve as the platform's crown jewel for 2010," mused Ziegler.

"Unfortunately, that's not going to happen, because we've just been able to confirm that the 4.8-inch beast has been wiped off the product roadmap.

"Then again, this might be just as well - we weren't impressed by the fact that LG was positioning the phone as a closed device back at CES. [Still], let's just hope this form factor reemerges from LG's labs soon enough, yeah?"