LG's Entry-Level Optimus Android Turns Up Again
By Joseph Palenchar On Dec 6 2010 - 5:01am
LG’s low-priced Android
smartphone, the Optimus, has turned
up at another carrier.
Following the launch of Optimus by
T-Mobile and Sprint, prepaid carrier
MetroPCS is launching the Optimus
M as its initial entry into the Android
smartphone market. MetroPCS already
offers two smartphones: the
BlackBerry Curve 8530 and Windows
Mobile-based Samsung Code.
Optimus is part of an onslaught of
low-priced Android phones hitting the
market in recent weeks.
MetroPCS’s Optimus M, equipped
with CDMA 1x EV-DO wireless data,
went on sale through MetroPCSowned
stores, authorized reseller
stores, and the carrier’s website at
$229 with a prepaid $50/month service
plan that includes nationwide unlimited
talk, text and web.
At T-Mobile, the carrier’s LG Optimus
T became available Nov. 3 on a
post-paid basis at $29.99 after a $50
mail-in-rebate with a two-year service
agreement and qualifying data plan.
Sprint’s Optimus model launched Oct.
31 at $49.99 with postpaid contract
and qualifying plan.
All versions feature 3.2-inch touchscreen
with virtual QWERTY keyboard,
Swype text input, 3.2-megapoixel
camera, Wi-Fi and multiple
home screens to organize apps. Like
other Android phones, it can download
more than 100,000 apps from the