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LG touts Tag+ to change phone settings

LG Optimus Tag and an LG Tag+ sticker

Smartphone maker LG has unveiled the Optimus LTE Tag, a new smartphone destined for the Korean market. The handset has a 4.3-inch touch screen, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, and runs Android 2.3. It also has a feature called LG Tag+ which communicates with customisable NFC tags.

LG Tag+ users will be able to change phone settings at the tap of a tag, for instance switching on Bluetooth handsfree calling and the phone’s GPS receiver as they get into their car by tapping a tag on the dashboard.

The LG Optimus LTE, launched in Korea last month, also has NFC.

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