Sprint and LG announced the LG Optimus S, one of the first Android-powered devices to offer the ultimate personalized experience with Sprint ID, a new user-friendly way of personalizing Android devices. Offering easy-to-use Google applications, LG Optimus S delivers an engaging Android experience for first-time smartphone users. LG Optimus S 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, whether they are sports fans, fitness fanatics, auto enthusiasts or more. The packs could be brand-specific; allow users to easily switch between English or Spanish; or be specifically tailored to the customers' businesses or lines of work. The marketplace of Sprint ID experiences is growing and customers can have one or up to five on their devices, powered by the Now Network.
“We are committed to bringing our customers a variety of choices in devices that offer Sprint ID,” said Fared Adib, Sprint vice president-Product Development. “LG Optimus comes packed with Android 2.2, a 3.2MP camera and visual voicemail at an amazing price. “This stylish and feature-rich smartphone is sure to be a hit for the holiday season. We are anxious to introduce it this fall.”
This affordable and highly customizable, full-featured smartphone keeps customers socially connected and organized with Android 2.2 and other key features including:
- Sleek and slim design
- 3.2-inch capacitive touch-screen
- Virtual QWERTY keyboard
- Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G experience simultaneously
- 3.2-megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom
- microSD card slot (supporting up to 32GB)
- Android Market — choose from more than 80,000 apps to personalize your phone
- Visual Voicemail
Price and Availability
LG Optimus S will be available beginning on Sunday, Oct. 31 for $49.99 with a new two-year Sprint service agreement or eligible upgrade and after a $100 mail-in rebate (pricing excludes taxes).