Korean manufacturer LG has finally taken the wraps off their entry level Android handset, officially revealing their latest smartphone to be the LG Optimus.
The LG Optimus GT540 is very much geared as an initiation for smartphone virgins, the clean lines, bevelled rear and cute form factor (not to mention the obligatory pink model) make this handset equally stylish as it is web savvy.
In addition to the rogue’s gallery of Google-enabled goodness – search, mail and over 50,000 apps in the Android Market – the Optimus is running Android version 1.6, meaning access to the turn-by-turn directional loveliness of Google Maps Navigation is just a touch away.
Keeping socialites in the loop is LG’s own SN Manager, aggregating access to multiple social networking sites at the prod of a digit. From Twitter to Facebook and even Bebo, users can keep abreast of current event thanks to SNS messages uploading the latest tweets and status updates directly to the homescreen.
The features are suprisingly strong for an entry-level device, with the Optimus offering a 3.15 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi support and support for up to 32GB of memory to play with.
With younger users directly in its sights and full customisation sure to appeal, the LG Optimus could be the handset to hook people into Android at an earlier age – and a more affordable price point – than ever before. Expect to see pay monthly LG Optimus deals in May.
Check out some fine LG Optimus promotional visuals below, complete with K-Pop soundtrack! If you were in any doubt that this phone was one for the ladies, let this allay your fears…
Note: SHE DESIGNS HANDBAGS.