Annoyed That Phones like the 12 Megapixel 720p HD Capable LG GC990 Will Never Be Available in the U.S.

Smartphone product announcements like this one from GSMarena.com always both amaze and annoy me…

12 MP LG GC990 Louvre unveiled, exclusive photos inside

I’m amazed how the engineers manage to design a smartphone that can record both 12 megapixel still digital photos as well as 1280×720 30fps High Definition (720p HD) video. GSMarena also reports that the still camera has zero shutter lag (I hope someone puts this to the test), up to 3200 ISO and a TV-out.

So, why am I annoyed? I’m annoyed because I know that this phone and others like (high resolution cameras) will never show up on the U.S. shores except in vendor displays and imports.

Most of the cameraphones in the U.S. are in the 2 to 3 megapixel resolution range with plastic lens that create color distoration and fuzzy photos.