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Virgin Expands Android Lineup

Warren, N.J. –

Virgin Mobile

brand expanded its selection of 3G smartphones with the launch of the LG
Optimus V at $149.

The phone, the company’s second Android model,
is available today at RadioShack and Virgin’s website and will be rolled out to
additional retailers throughout the month.

The Android 2.2-based Optimus V joins the $199
Android 2.1-based Samsung Intercept smartphone and the $199 BlackBerry Curve in
Virgin’s 3G smartphone lineup.

The Optimus features a 3.2-inch touchscreen,
Wi-Fi, 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, preloaded applications such as YouTube
and Google Talk, Swype text input, contact and calendar sync via ActiveSync,
Google Maps Navigation, document file viewer and built-in music player.

The phone is the second Virgin phone to offer
free Virgin Mobile Live music-streaming service, which includes performances by
Virgin Mobile Festival artists as well as their studio tracks and exclusive
Festival performances.

LG Optimus V is
similar to Sprint’s postpaid LG Optimus S at $49.