Sprint LG Marquee Confirmed as LG Optimus Black

Last week, Radio Shack uploaded a video to YouTube showing off the new, white edition of the HTC EVO 3D. What really caught our eye, though, wasn’t the autostereoscopic handset, but another shown for just a brief moment; an establishing shot of the expo at which the video was recorded shows the LG Marquee, a smartphone name we hadn’t heard before. At the time, there was some speculation that the device might be the LG Optimus Black, since the glance we got looked similar enough to the Black, and it’s an LG model we’ve been expecting to arrive on Sprint. Now it looks like we can confirm the Marquee as none other than the Black, thanks to some Sprint Cellebrite data.

Cellebrite’s products, often used to transfer contact information from one handset to another, can see themselves updated with information on new phones before the handsets arrive. In this case, an entry was added to the master list of Sprint phones that identifies the LG Marquee as model LS-855, an Android we’ve known for some time to be the Optimus Black.

Sadly, there’s no indication here of just when me might hope to expect the Marquee to actually show up for sale, but at least we have one mystery out of the way.


Source: Sprint

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