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 [...]
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 [...]
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 320×240) 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 [...]