LG Optimus U

Samsung Gem Officially Announced on U.S. Cellular

Today we've been sent some exciting news for those of you who love diamond shapes as home keys - that's right! It's the Samsung Gem, announced by Samsung Mobile and U.S. Cellular today, set to be released in stores and online starting on April 1st. This phone will feature a 3.2-inch touchscreen with "advanced anti-scratch, anti-smudge and anti-reflective protective glass." Sounds fancy! Samsung Gem carries Android 2.2 Froyo out of the gate, with no word on updates to Gingerbread.

US Cellular offers buy one get five deal on Android

U.S. Cellular has announced a family sized buy one, get up to five free, deal on Android handsets and messaging phones. Customers who sign up for a two year US Cellular agreement and purchase a Samsung Mesermize (aka Galaxy S) for $99.99 can get up to five LG Optimus U smartphones free or one Samsung Messager Touch for $29.99 and get up to five Samsung Profiles for free. To sweeten the deal (as if it wasn't sweet enough), US Cellular is also offering a $100 Smartphone activation credit for every new line. There's even more benefit if customers add either their Primary Plus Plan or Belief Plan which offers phone upgrades after 18 months.
“These amazing deals are great for customers who want devices to fit their family’s wide variety of needs and lifestyles,” said Alan D. Ferber, executive vice president of operations for U.S. Cellular. “Busy parents will love how the cutting-edge Android-powered smartphones help them stay productive, and kids can stay entertained and connected with friends on the go. Many of our customers prefer texting over talking, so we also wanted to delight them with great deals on our messaging phones.”

LG Optimus U Review

Take a look with us at this simple, cheap (free if you buy it now and turn in your rebate,) and overall cute and lovely little smartphone as we take it for a spin and check out what's under the hood. First behold the unboxing then see as this cool tiny man running Android 2.2 Froyo with its 3.2" capacitive touch screen acts like a bigger phone, runs like a higher grade phone (for the most part), but works simple like the inexpensive phone that it is. LG Optimus U is carried by U.S. Cellular and comes in blue.

LG Optimus U Hands-On and Unboxing

Take a peek with me and us at this lovely little "starter" phone for those wishing to dive into Android for a cheap enough price that it wouldn't be the biggest loss if they didn't enjoy it. But they will enjoy it. Oh yes they will. Everyone loves a bite of Android, right? This little lady is running Android 2.2 and it's quick as a bunny as far as I can see so far, so I'm thinking yaaa. Take a look at the unboxing and hands-on with this device in the video and gallery below.

LG Optimus U headed to US Cellular

The LG Optimus is one of the best "starter" Android phones we have seen, shipping with the previously current Android 2.2 it offers up a great user experience to new users, or users who do not need a super powerful smartphone. Now, the device will be coming to US Cellular.