Android 2.2 LG Optimus Smartphone Headed for T-Mobile, Sprint
The Android 2.2-running LG Optimus T and Optimus S are headed for T-Mobile and Sprint, respectively. At $50 from Sprint, it's designed for first-time smartphone owners.The Android 2.2-running LG Electronics Optimus smartphone will arrive on Sprint and T-Mobile networks in time for the holiday season-sort of. T-Mobile brands the phone the Optimus T, while Sprint calls it the Optimus S, but in both cases users get the newest version of Android, a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen and a user-friendly, highly customizable device. While T-Mobile says the device will be "affordable" and arrive in time for holiday shopping, the more-specific Sprint puts the price point for its Optimus S at $49.99, after a $100 mail-in rebate and with a two-year service contract, and makes that holiday Halloween: Come Oct. 31, the Optimus S will arrive in all Sprint retail channels.
"LG partnered with Sprint to deliver a handset that would empower first-time smartphone users to discover the changing mobile phone marketplace," Ehtisham Rabbani, corporate vice president of marketing and innovation for LG, said in a statement. "LG Optimus S brings users closer to social networks, applications and online resources that mean the most to them and creates a smartphone experience that is unique, easy to navigate and convenient for life-on-the-go."