SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- LG Mobile Phones announced today the launch of the first LG Optimus handset devices to be available in the U.S., LG Optimus T™ with Google™ and LG Optimus S™ with Google. In partnership with T-Mobile USA, Inc. and Sprint, LG Optimus T and LG Optimus S will empower first-time smartphone users to join and explore the growing Android world. Giving consumers quick, easy-to-use access to a variety of applications and resources, LG Optimus T and LG Optimus S deliver smartphone experiences that not only make life simple, but also make life good.
LG Optimus T and LG Optimus S have been designed with new smartphone consumers in mind. Both devices boast navigation features that are easier than ever to use through applications such as Google Maps™, which offers users turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and 360° destination views that will simplify travel whether it's for work or for play. Equipped with Google Voice Search™, each handset enables users to make a Google query all by simply speaking directly into the phone.
"The LG Optimus handsets allow users to take everything the traditional smartphone has to offer and make it truly their own," said Ehtisham Rabbani, corporate vice president of marketing and innovation for LG Mobile Phones. "With customizable features and helpful everyday tools, LG Optimus T and LG Optimus S provide powerful handset options to users looking for an uncomplicated and stylish, first-time smartphone experience."
LG Optimus T with Google
Available exclusively from T-Mobile, LG Optimus T with Google was created specifically for consumers who have yet to make the transition to the world of smartphones and who are looking for an easy-to-use and affordable option. It provides first-time smartphone users with all the tools they need to stay organized in one sleek and stylishly designed handset. Featuring Voice Actions for Android, users can control their smartphone through voice commands, including sending a text message/email, listening to music, calling contacts, searching Google, getting directions or going to a website. LG Optimus T also delivers easy access to Android Market™ with thousands of downloadable apps and widgets from around the world and access to social networking websites, such as Twitter®, Facebook® and MySpace™.
- Android Platform 2.2 with fully integrated Google services, including Voice Actions for Android, Google Search™ by Voice, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and Google Talk™
- Customizable home screen, expandable to seven panes, with a menu of pre-installed widgets and LG App Organizer for the optimal personalized application experience
- 3.2-inch touch screen display with virtual QWERTY keyboard, and accelerometer
- SWYPE® text input for fast, accurate communication
- Full HTML Web browser and zoom functionality
- Personal and corporate e-mail capability, including support for Exchange, Gmail and most POP3 and IMAP e-mail accounts as well as synchronization with Google and corporate contacts and calendars
- 3.2 megapixel camera with digital zoom and camcorder
- Mobile instant messaging via Google Talk
LG Optimus S with Google
LG Optimus S from Sprint comes with the capability of accessing Sprint ID, a new user-friendly way of personalizing Android devices. LG Optimus S keeps users in the loop with their social networks using the latest Android platform 2.2. Creating a completely customizable experience with Sprint ID, it will also be the only Sprint ID phone to launch with Android 2.2 offering users hotspot functionality. Sprint ID allows LG Optimus S users to quickly download ID packs that deliver a predefined experience, including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers, all at once. Packs are designed to meet customers' interests; for instance, whether they are a sports fan, fitness fanatic or auto enthusiast. The packs could be brand-specific; allow users to easily switch between English or Spanish; and can be specifically tailored to the customers' business or line of work. The marketplace of Sprint ID experiences is growing and customers can have one or up to five on their device, powered by the Now Network.
- Android Market™ access to browse and choose from over 80,000 apps
- Sprint ID allows users to quickly download ID packs that deliver a predefined experience, including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers, all at once.
- 3.2-inch external tempered glass touchscreen with tactile feedback for fast and accurate touch vibration response
- Wi-Fi® connectivity with Portable Wi-Fi® Hotspot supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G experience simultaneously
- Virtual QWERTY keyboard for fast, easy typing
- Sprint Zone™ instant access to wireless accounts, phone tips, news, tops app and more
- 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera and camcorder
- Google Maps™ with Navigation
- Music player with 32GB microSD card slot (2GB card included)
- Bluetooth® connectivity
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 80,000 people working in more than 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2009 global sales of USD43.4 billion, LG is comprised of five business units –- Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is the world's leading producer of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula One™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lgusa.com.
About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit www.lgmobilephones.com.
About T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world's most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving more than 48 million customers at the end of the fourth quarter of 2009 and the first 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company's customer-focused strategy has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
Android, Android Market, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Talk are trademarks of Google Inc.
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