by Stephen Schenck | January 21, 2011 3:39 PM
With all the dual-core and 4G-capable smartphones on their way to market, what's a man of simple tastes to do? If you're just looking for a straightforward, no-frills Android but would still prefer picking up a newer model, LG has got you covered, as the company revealed its LG Optimus Me P350 on Facebook today. LG describes the phone as "compact, glossy, colorful, powerful and reasonable", and it certainly looks like it's hitting most of those targets. The P350 resembles a streamlined Optimus One, with nearly the same mass and dimensions. If they are based on the same design, that does ...
by Stephen Schenck | December 13, 2010 3:23 PM
MetroPCS is doubling its selection of Android-powered phones, as the Huawei Ascend now joins the LG Optimus M in its stable. The Ascend gives MetroPCS users a slightly cheaper Android option at $179, coming in at $50 less than the Optimus. Those savings come at a price, though, since you'll be stuck using Android 2.1 with no word of when, if ever, to expect Froyo. The Ascend has a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus, and microSD expansion (2GB included). Reviews of the Ascend, which previously landed with Cricket, peg it as a solidly-performing Android option for ...
by Anton D. Nagy | December 10, 2010 10:41 AM
LG and AT&T are preparing the Optimus A, the carrier variant of the LG Optimus One which sold one million units worldwide in the first 40 days. AT&T's version is announced as the second million has been sold in less than a month (24 days to be more precise). Optimus A will be available starting early next year and looks like it will cost no more than $50 on contract. There's no doubt about the handset's popularity now more than ever as the manufacturer announced it will be upgrading the device to Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Sporting a modest 600MHz processor, the Optimus One comes in ...
by Stephen Schenck | December 9, 2010 7:06 PM
If it wasn't enough that LG misstated the presence of minimum Gingerbread hardware specifications in a Facebook post earlier this week, it turns out that the other assertion to come from that incident, that Optimus One phones won't get Android 2.3, is also false. LG put up a public notice today that all the Optimus One-series hamdsets will definitely be getting their own Gingerbread updates in the future. There's no schedule available yet, but seeing as just two days ago the company apparently had no plans to send out the update at all, we're guessing it could take a while to materialize. ...
by Stephen Schenck | December 8, 2010 7:13 PM
LG has successfully ushered its Optimus Chic past the watchful eye of the FCC, but not before leaving us with few new pics of this forthcoming Android handset. The first specs we saw for the Chic made it out to be nearly identical to the Optimus One, with its higher-resolution camera the most notable change. The FCC test report tells a very different tale, though, presenting a more stripped-down phone without even 3G support. Specifically, the Chic is referred to only as a "GSM/EDGE Phone". Initial specifications listed the Chic as operating on European 3G frequencies. Rather than swap out ...
by Evan Blass | November 22, 2010 11:12 AM
Expanding its tentacles even further into the U.S. smartphone market, the Froyo-powered LG Optimus One has just been added to metroPCS' lineup, making it the carrier's first Android handset and the fifth stateside variant thus far. Unsurprisingly dubbed the Optimus M -- joining the Optimus T, Optimus S, Optimus U, and curiously-named Verizon Vortex -- this One features the same 600MHz processor, 3.2-inch HVGA screen, and 3.2-megapixel camera we've become accustomed to, although it does look a bit sharper in the face than its siblings, in our opinion. The Optimus M will be available ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 19, 2010 4:10 AM
We reported how LG sold over one million of LG Optimus One devices in 40 days from the launch and how the company's Marketing Department aids sales with TV ads like the Hostage ad we've posted about. Well, looks like the LG Optimus One is starring in another LG movie, this time rated "R" and over four minutes in length where Hotshot uses the LG Optimus One and the latest technology -- image search, ScanSearch, location search by voice and voice calling -- to crack a secret code and save the city, just to find out at the end that... well, you watch it! Source: LG
by Stephen Schenck | November 17, 2010 4:42 PM
U.S. Cellular is adding two more Android models to its smartphone lineup, including an LG QWERTY slider and the carrier's own edition of the Optimus One. The Optimus U will be yet another carrier-specific branding of LG's Optimus One; other such models are already available with Sprint and T-Mobile, with Verizon joining the picture this week. The phone's already a hit with a million handsets shipped. U.S. Cellular hasn't yet revealed what it will be charging customers for the device when it comes out next month, but others have been positioning it as free-after-rebate. Before the Optimus U ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 17, 2010 3:56 AM
Yesterday we reported how the LG Optimus One has already sold over one million units in 40 days from its launch with the device being available in Europe, Asia-Pacific countries and the USA (as Optimus S on Sprint, Optimus T with T-Mobile and Vortex coming soon to Verizon - to be launched on November 18, 2010). LG has just released a funny TV ad for the Optimus One emphasizing on voice search and how it can save you in situations like... hostage negotiation. Really, the ad is cool and with such marketing LG might be well on its way to that 10 million-seller smartphone target for the ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 16, 2010 6:18 AM
You might remember that the Android 2.2 Froyo powered LG Optimus One, to which the manufacturer refers to as the "transitional smartphone", scored fairly well in benchmarks being almost on par with the Nexus One. LG announced today that it sold one million of LG Optimus One units worldwide in merely 40 days after its initial release. Available in most of Europe, Asia-Pacific countries and the USA (as Optimus S on Sprint, Optimus T with T-Mobile and Vortex coming soon to Verizon - to be launched on November 18, 2010), the Optimus One is, according to the manufacturer, "the fastest selling ...
by Evan Blass | November 15, 2010 11:15 AM
We've seen some pretty interesting Windows Phone 7 ads already, but LG has really raised the bar with a pair of compelling two-minute Optimus 7 commercials (and one Optimus One spot as well) which achieve that difficult marketing goal of entertaining while educating. All three eschew human actors for animated shorts that mix mediums such as stop-motion, claymation, and comic books with CGI enhancements for visually-exciting experiences; at the same time, the viewer becomes acquainted with several unique features of the handsets, like the DLNA WiFi sharing, Microsoft Sharepoint ...
by Brandon Miniman | November 15, 2010 9:50 AM
We thought that the low-end LG Vortex Android 2.2 device was going to be free, but it looks like that is not the case. Verizon has just officially announced that its Optimus One variant will be selling for around $80 after a $100 mail in rebate and new contract. Considering this device packs a paltry QVGA touchscreen (yes, that's 320x240) at a miniscule 3.2", we're hoping for some price promotions in the near future to get the price down to more reasonable levels. Beyond that, the Vortex has a 600MHz CPU with 512MB of RAM, plus a 3.2MP autofocus shooter in the back. The device can be ...
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