It’s no secret that LG, like many other phone makers, uses Japanese-exclusive and other foreign phone designs for newer models. They take the external casing, and replace all the internals with less expensive (and less powerful) hardware.
But it was a surprise even for us to see Symbian touting a version of the LG enV2 with the S60 platform on the device at their booth during CTIA.
Symbian was rather dismayed when we began asking questions about the device, and immediately began to refuse comment. However, from what we gather, the device was not meant to be shown at the show, because it was not intended for sale in the United States.
We do emphasize that this is not a Verizon version of the enV2, and that Symbian is continuing its hands-off approach to North American CDMA phones. Samsung and LG have, however, sold S60-powered phones with CDMA abroad.
Update: Since taking these photos at CTIA, Symbian has updated their web site. The phone is the LG KT-610, an HSDPA phone for Europe.