LG unveils new Android Optimus Pro LG-C660 and Optimus Net LG-P690

July 15, 2011
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LG has announced a pair of new Android smartphones today with the unveiling of the new Optimus Pro and Optimus Net devices. The Pro is model number LG-C660 and the new Net is LG-P690. Both of the smartphones are running the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. The Optimus Pro is notable for having both a QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen.

It has a 2.8-inch screen with a Blackberry-style QWERTY keyboard underneath the screen. It has hotkeys that link the user directly to email and scheduler functions. It will come in white, titan and black colors. I have no idea what color titan actually is. The LG Optimus Net is more focused on social networking than the Pro. The Optimus Net has LG Social+ to put all the social networking portals into pone home page widget for easy access.

The device lets users change back and forth between Facebook and Twitter as needed. The widget also allows for integrated photo sharing and more. The device has a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 display with clearer images and can share with DLNA-friendly devices. Some of the specs on the smartphone will vary depending on market with some of the European phones offering NFC. In the US the phone will include a QWERTY keyboard and in Brazil, China, and the CIS regions it will be dual SIM compatible. Both of the smartphones have 800Mhz CPUs and 1500mAh batteries. Pricing is unknown and both will launch this summer.


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