Warren, N.J. - Sprint's
prepaid 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.