LG Optimus Net P690g Hits FCC With AT&T-Compatible WCDMA

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After first seeing LG’s P690 last month, we caught a big break earlier this week when a whole bunch of technical specifications for the Android smartphone arrived, along with a name for the phone: the LG Optimus Net. At the time, we noted that it didn’t look like it had support for any of the UMTS bands needed for 3G/4G connectivity in the States. Now the FCC just published a series of documents for what seems like another variation on the same model, this time known as the LG P690g, and finally with a radio that will be right at home in the US.

According to the paperwork, the P690g will be capable of HSDPA on both the 850MHz and 1900MHz band, meaning that if this is destined for the US, it will likely find a home at AT&T. Keep in mind, support for these frequencies doesn’t mean that that LG is necessarily planning this particular model for sales in the US, but it looks like it has that option open.

The LG Net, assuming this P690g doesn’t stray from the P690 specs we saw earlier (super unlikely, but it could happen), will likely emerge as the company’s next Optimus One. That is, its 800MHz processor won’t win any high-end benchmark competitions, and the 3.2-inch screen has a decidedly low resolution, but it could still be a hit if LG can get it out cheaply enough, and entice enough carriers to offer it to their subscribers.

Source: FCC

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!