Sales of LG's Optimus Mach UL3000 smartphone in Korea has been stopped thanks to the discovery of a serious bug in the phone - after it had already been sold to about 13,000 customers.
What happens is that everytime the battery is taken off the phone, it reverts to default status - much like a phone after a factory reset. None of the user stored data remains on the phone as they all obviously get wiped out. LG are preparing a software update that might go out as early as this weekend. It's amazing how a phone-breaking bug like this got past QA in the first place.
The Optimus Mach runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo) and sports a 3.8-inch multi touch display which has a resolution of 480 x 800. The new entry in the Optimus family is powered by a 1GHz processor courtesy of Texas Instruments and has a 5 mega pixel camera to keep all you shutterbugs happy. Your multimedia needs will be taken care quite nicely as the device plays a range of formats with 1080p playback capability. With Dolby Mobile 2.0 certification, it will provide you with a rich and vivid audio experience.The Optimus 2X also comes with an HDMI port, digital compass, Facebook, twitter and Bebo integration via LG’s SNS widget. Connectivity options include a USB 2.0 port, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
This wasn't good news for LG a month before the Optimus 2X's release. The Optimus 2X is primed to become the world's first smartphone to come out with a dual-core Tegra processor.