LG Optimus T

Free Android Phones at RadioShack

Starting today (December 16th) and running right through December 24th, RadioShack has a trio of Android phones for free. First there's the T-Mobile LG Optimus T: free with qualifying new or upgrade to 2-year agreement plus $10/mo. + Android feature. Then there's the Sprint Sanyo Zio: free with new or upgrade to 2-year agreement with an Everything plan and data. Finally, the AT&T Motorola Flipside: free with new or upgrade to 2-year agreement and $25/mo. data feature. Plus more!

LG Vortex due Nov 18; 1m Optimus One smartphones sold in a month

LG has confirmed that the Verizon version of their Optimus One Android smartphone - the Verizon Vortex - will land on November 18; meanwhile, in just over a month, the company has shifted one million of the devices. That includes Optimus One sales, together with Sprint and T-Mobile USA's own versions, the Optimus S and Optimus T. In fact, LG reckons that by the time it has finished rolling the Optimus One out across the 120 carriers and partners it has planned, it will be the company's first 10m-sales smartphone. More details on the LG Optimus One here. LG Optimus One demo: [vms dd0a06020c35d50e1e89] Press Release:
LG OPTIMUS ONE HITS 1 MILLION SALES WORLDWIDE Popular Android 2.2 Smartphone Sets Company Sales Record in Just Over One Month SEOUL, Nov. 16, 2010 – LG Electronics (LG) today announced that worldwide sales of its Optimus One smartphone have hit one million units just 40 days after the phone’s initial launch. Now available in most of Europe, Asia-Pacific countries and the USA* , the Optimus One is the fastest selling mobile handset in the company’s history. Powered by the Android 2.2 “Froyo” OS and optimized for Google Mobile Services, the LG Optimus One has been a big hit with first-time smartphone buyers looking for high performance and useful applications in a handset priced very competitively to feature phones. “The versatile, powerful LG Optimus One was designed to provide an easy transition into the world of smartphones and as these numbers demonstrate, there is obviously a strong demand for this type of device,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “Optimus One seems to be what many customers were waiting for, proving that smartphones aren’t just for early adopters anymore.” One of the first smartphones to launch with Google’s latest operating system, the Optimus One allows for up to three times faster internet browsing, web-page loading, and multi-tasking. The Optimus One also incorporates a unique LG-designed user-interface (UI) along with a camera that features face tracking and smile shot, a 3.2” wide HVGA screen and a long-lasting 1500mAh capacity battery. With a nod to style-conscious users, LG’s new smartphone comes in a wide range of color schemes including black, wine, titan, blue, silver and purple. Exact color availability will vary from market to market. With the global roll-out still under way, the Optimus One will soon be available via 120 carriers and partners. LG expects Optimus One to be its first 10 million-seller smartphone. * In the United States also known as Optimus S (Sprint) and Optimus T (T-mobile) with Vortex™ (Verizon) to be launched on November 18.

Skype 1.0.1 Update for Android Added Today

Popular talk and chat application Skype has just been updated to version 1.0.1, adding such lovely features as QVGA support and support for 320x240 resolution screens. This should pump up owners of Huawei IDEOS, LG Optimus T/S, Motorola Charm, and HTC Wildfire, who until now were workin without full functionality. Skype for Android has fixes and bug adjustments as well, a list of improvements to be found here below.

Motorola DEFY and LG Optimus T Offered Up for Cheap by Walmart

The Motorola DEFY and the LG Optimus T are launching on T-Mobile November 3rd, but that's not stopping Walmart from going ahead and pricing the devices on their own. And, as you could have probably guessed, it looks like Walmart is ready to sell them for pretty cheap. Some may even say dirt cheap, especially when it comes to the LG Optimus T.

T-Mobile Comet, LG Optimus T, Motorola DEFY & Motorola CHARM Announced by T-Mobile for Holiday Season

Despite the fact we already knew that every single one of these devices was on the way to T-Mobile soon, the Magenta carrier decided to go ahead and officially announce the devices the old-fashioned way: with a press release. There aren't any surprises in store, especially when it comes to the specifications of the devices, but at least we now know the devices are heading to the network beginning November 3rd.

LG Optimus T for T-Mobile Demo Units Landing in Stores

Officially speaking, LG's Optimus T Android-based handset was announced on the 7th of October, so just a few weeks ago. Since then, there's been a few other handsets heading to T-Mobile that have raked up just enough publicity and customer anticipation that the LG handset has kind of slipped to the wayside. But, it's still a stand-out "middle of the road" Android handset, and it's still scheduled to launch some time in the early weeks of November.

T-Mobile LG Optimus T due by the holidays

T-Mobile USA has a new, low-cost smartphone intended for entry-level users, in the shape of the LG Optimus T.  A 3.2-inch HVGA touchscreen dominates the front and there's a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back; a 2GB microSD is preloaded, and the OS is Android 2.2. LG has done a little work on the UI, and there's Google's Voice Actions for Android.  No word on pricing at this stage - we're hoping $50-$100 on a new agreement at most, otherwise there are definitely other handsets we'd be looking to instead - but T-Mobile says the Optimus T should be arriving in time for the holidays.  It'll be available in burgundy and titanium. Press Release:
T-Mobile and LG Mobile Phones Offer a Simple-to-Use, Affordable Android Device for First-Time Smartphone Customers – LG Optimus T with Google Exclusive to T-Mobile customers, LG Optimus T offers Android 2.2, Voice Actions for Android and one-touch access to popular Google services to keep customers connected while on the go BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 6, 2010 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones today announced the latest easy-to-use and affordably priced smartphone to join T-Mobile’s extensive Android™ portfolio, LG Optimus T™. Equipped with the latest Android platform, LG Optimus T features a responsive touch screen sleek form-factor and deep integration of Google™ services, including Voice Actions. LG Optimus T makes staying connected to friends and family while on the go a quick, one-touch process. Using Voice Actions for Android, customers can control their Android-powered phone by speaking commands to call, text, e-mail and even find directions on a map, among other tasks. LG Optimus T also offers customers close integration with popular Google services, such as Google Search™ (also by voice), Gmail™, Google Talk™ and Google Maps™. “This holiday season, Android smartphones will be at the top of the wish list for multiple members of the family,” said Saj Sahay, director, product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the LG Optimus T, T-Mobile is helping customers who have not yet made the transition to the world of smartphones with an easy-to-use and affordable option.” With access to Android Market™, LG Optimus T customers can download and personalize their phone with thousands of free and paid applications. In addition, the customizable home screen, expandable up to seven panes, on the Optimus T keeps life simple by bringing what matters most upfront and center, including favorite applications and widgets. The Optimus T comes equipped with a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with video capture, as well as pre-installed 2 GB microSD card and support for up to 32 GB of removable memory. “LG Optimus T allows T-Mobile users to create a smartphone experience unique to their lifestyle and everyday needs,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, corporate vice president of marketing and innovation for LG Mobile Phones. “With Google features and a stylish design, LG Optimus T is the ideal device for first-time smartphone users ready to explore the Android world.” Availability Offered in a Burgundy or Titanium finish, the LG Optimus T is expected to be exclusively available to T-Mobile customers this holiday season. For more information about T-Mobile products and services, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com.