By Stephen Schenck | November 17, 2011 1:38 PM
LG’s Optimus Black has been out in Europe since the spring, but its spread to reach-out to US markets has been a long, slow process. Over the summer, we found evidence that suggested the Froyo Android (though Gingerbread’s on-tap for later this month) would be coming to a whole bunch of US carriers, but still lacked any kind of ETA. We then saw the phone on a leaked Sprint roadmap, and later learned that it would arrive on the carrier as the LG Marquee. We’re still waiting on the Optimus Black for US Cellular, Alltel, and Virgin Mobile, but we recently discovered what we believe to be the names a couple of those editions will go by, with the US Cellular and Alltel models identified as the LG Majestic and LG Incite. Today, we can finally give you a look at one of these models, revealing the first press shot for the LG Majestic.
Model US855, the LG Majestic on US Cellular doesn’t look like it’s going under any major changes from the original Optimus Black design. It keeps the same arrangement of Android buttons, whereas Sprint altered them for its LG Marquee. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen a good look at the phone’s back just yet, so we can’t say if it will feature the same kind of striped design as on the Marquee; it does seem unlikely, though.
We’re still left wanting for details outlining the Majestic’s arrival on US Cellular, but the existence of this shot of the phone at least has us thinking that progress is being made towards the handset’s eventual release. It’s already missed its rumored September launch, so your guess is as good as ours; hopefully, we’ll see it before the year’s out.