The LG Vortex, known as the LG Optimus on Sprint and T-Mobile, will be hitting Verizon for free here soon. The black Optimus T will also be hitting T-Mobile for free with a 2-year contract!
The Vortex/Optimus is an entry level Android smartphone bringing in Android 2.2, WiFi hotspot support, 3MP camera, Bluetooth, microSDHC card slot and GPS all on a 3.2 HVGA capacitive touchscreen device.
As a decent option for new users, the Vortex will a great option for many. You can't get much better than free- right?