T-Mobile has announced the upcoming availability of the LG Optimus F3 smartphone. The handset will be available beginning on August 7th. Those looking towards the Optimus F3 will be able to grab it with T-Mobile's Simple Choice plans. Perhaps key for some, the handset will be available with no money down.
Aside from the no money down portion, the handset will then be $10 per month for 24 months. Basically, you are looking at paying $240 for the handset over the course of two-years. Of course, that $10 per month will be in addition to the price of the monthly service plan.
In this case the Simple Choice plans begin at $50 per month for unlimited talk, text and data with the first 500MB being high-speed. In addition, those looking for more high-speed data can add 2GB for $10 per month or go unlimited for $20. Shifting over to the handset itself and we are looking at a device sporting a 4-inch IPS display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.
The handset also has a 1 megapixel front-facing camera, microSD card slot and support for the T-Mobile LTE network. Other than hardware, the Optimus F3 is also compatible with WiFi Calling and the T-Mobile TV offering which brings live television including news, sports and more to enjoy while on the go.
As this is an LG handset, there will also be some goodies from what they describe as the "suite of unique services." In this case that means those who purchase the Optimus F3 can expect to see QuickMemo, QSlide and VuTalk which are all apps that "focus on enhancing usability."
Bottom line here, T-Mobile has announced another low priced Android handset. And if for some reason you are really excited about the Optimus F3 but would prefer it with another carrier -- the handset also came available with Virgin Mobile and MetroPCS.