LG announced this week two new mobile phone devices: Optimus S and Optimus T. Each phone is built for a specified career and that’s why there are two and not one: Optimus S is built for Sprint, while Optimus T is made for T-Mobile. Beside these and some design parts, these phones are the same if we analyze there specifications. The HVGA screen has 3.2-inches, 256k colors and supports an 320 x 480 pixels resolution. Accelerometer and proximity sensors are supported as well as swype text input feature.
The camera has 3.2 megapixel, 2x digital zoom, autofocus, but no LED flash. Optimus S and Optimus T will have 512 MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM and will support mobile hotspot function(up to five devices). Connectivity features supported: Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, 802.11 b/g, GPS, 3G, GPRS and microUSB. As operating system, Android 2.2 Froyo will come installed on both devices.
LG Optimus S will be released world wide at the end of October and will cost $50(on a two-year service agreement), while his brother Optimus T will be available this holiday season. Here are the press releases.
SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE), October 06, 2010 – Sprint (NYSE: S) and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) today announced the upcoming availability of LG Optimus S™, one of the first Android™-powered devices to offer the ultimate personalized experience with Sprint ID, a new user-friendly way of personalizing Android devices. Offering easy-to-use Google™ applications, LG Optimus S delivers an engaging Android experience for first-time smartphone users. LG Optimus S will also be the only Sprint ID phone to launch with Android 2.2 offering users hotspot functionality.
LG Optimus S will be available beginning on Sunday, Oct. 31, in all Sprint retail channels including www.sprint.com and 1-800-SPRINT1 for just $49.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade and after a $100 mail-in rebate (pricing excludes taxes).
Sprint ID allows LG Optimus S users to quickly download ID packs that deliver a predefined experience, including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers, all at once. Packs are designed to meet customers’ interests, whether they are sports fans, fitness fanatics, auto enthusiasts or more. The packs could be brand-specific; allow users to easily switch between English or Spanish; or be specifically tailored to the customers’ businesses or lines of work. The marketplace of Sprint ID experiences is growing and customers can have one or up to five on their devices, powered by the Now Network.
“We are committed to bringing our customers a variety of choices in devices that offer Sprint ID,” said Fared Adib, Sprint vice president-Product Development. “LG Optimus comes packed with Android 2.2, a 3.2MP camera and visual voicemail at an amazing price. “This stylish and feature-rich smartphone is sure to be a hit for the holiday season. We are anxious to introduce it this fall.”
This affordable and highly customizable, full-featured smartphone keeps customers socially connected and organized with Android 2.2 and other key features including:
- Sleek and slim design
- 3.2-inch capacitive touch-screen
- Virtual QWERTY keyboard
- Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G experience simultaneously
- 3.2MP camera with 2x digital zoom
- microSD card slot (supporting up to 32GB)
- Android Market™ – choose from more than 80,000 apps to personalize your phone
- Visual Voicemail
BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones today announced the latest easy-to-use and affordably priced smartphone to join T-Mobile’s extensive Android™ portfolio, LG Optimus T™. Equipped with the latest Android platform, LG Optimus T features a responsive touch screen sleek form-factor and deep integration of Google™ services, including Voice Actions.
LG Optimus T makes staying connected to friends and family while on the go a quick, one-touch process. Using Voice Actions for Android, customers can control their Android-powered phone by speaking commands to call, text, e-mail and even find directions on a map, among other tasks. LG Optimus T also offers customers close integration with popular Google services, such as Google Search™ (also by voice), Gmail™, Google Talk™ and Google Maps™.
“This holiday season, Android smartphones will be at the top of the wish list for multiple members of the family,” said Saj Sahay, director, product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the LG Optimus T, T-Mobile is helping customers who have not yet made the transition to the world of smartphones with an easy-to-use and affordable option.”
With access to Android Market™, LG Optimus T customers can download and personalize their phone with thousands of free and paid applications. In addition, the customizable home screen, expandable up to seven panes, on the Optimus T keeps life simple by bringing what matters most upfront and center, including favorite applications and widgets. The Optimus T comes equipped with a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with video capture, as well as pre-installed 2 GB microSD card and support for up to 32 GB of removable memory.
“LG Optimus T allows T-Mobile users to create a smartphone experience unique to their lifestyle and everyday needs,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, corporate vice president of marketing and innovation for LG Mobile Phones. “With Google features and a stylish design, LG Optimus T is the ideal device for first-time smartphone users ready to explore the Android world.”
Offered in a Burgundy or Titanium finish, the LG Optimus T is expected to be exclusively available to T-Mobile customers this holiday season. For more information about T-Mobile products and services, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com.