View Full Version : Virgin Mobile Gets Android-based LG Optimus V

02-03-2011, 10:35 AM

WARREN, USA - Virgin Mobile USA and Radio Shack stores will soon offer the LG Optimus V Google Android-based smartphone, for US$149.99. The handset can be categorised as low to mid-end, as it offers a 3.2" touchscreen display with 320x480 pixels in resolution, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3.2 megapixel camera with auto-focus but no flash, video recording, built-in Swype, and the usual Google tools, such as YouTube, Gmail, Maps, etc..
It is known as the LG Optimus S when marketed by Sprint, but essentially it is the same device - the lettering is the initial for the network operator that carries it.
This particular Optimus model features a microSD memory card slot for expansion, a 3.5mm audio jack, GPS with a digital compass, and it is powered by a 600MHz processor, rather weak in comparison to other Google Android 2.2 Froyo smartphones.
The environment was taken in account in the packing of the handset, retailing it in a box made out of 100% recycle plastic, at the same time using 50% less of it.
The quoted price of US$149.99 must be bundled with a contract, starting at US$25 per month with 300 minutes of voice, unlimited messaging, IM, email, social networking and web access. There is also a US$40 plan with 1200 minutes of voice access and a US$60 tariff which offers unlimited voice calls.

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Dana TheTeacher
02-04-2011, 12:21 AM
Well its been two days and VirginMobileUSA online is OUT of them already!