LG serves 2 Gingerbread powered Smartphones

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LG recently introduce 2 new Android powered smartphones, LG Optimus Pro (LG-C660) and the LG Optimus Net (LG-P690). Both will be running the latest version of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with multimedia support and focuses in delivering a better gaming support than previous LG Smartphones. Full PR after the break

LG OPTIMUS PRO
LG OPTIMUS PRO is a 2.8″ TFT capacitive touchscreen @256K colors w/ 240 x 320 pixels screen resolution. It will have a physical QWERTY keyboard, a 800 MHz processor and Qualcomm MSM7227T chipset. Specs wise LG OPTIMUS PRO is an entry-level android smartphone despite the “PRO” in its name.

LG OPTIMUS PRO specs:
2.8″ TFT capacitive touchscreen @256K colors w/ 240 x 320 pixels screen resolution
800 MHz processor, Qualcomm MSM7227T chipset
Android OS, v2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
Physical QWERTY keyboard
Accelerometer and Proximity sensor
150 MB Internal storage
256 MB RAM
microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included
GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, 3.6Mbps
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 900 / 2100
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth 3.0
3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels (Rear camera)
VGA@24fps from camera
Li-Ion 1500 mAh

LG OPTIMUS NET
If LG OPTIMUS PRO is small for you, then you will surely love LG OPTIMUS NET’s 3.2″ (HVGA) TFT capacitive touchscreen w/ 256K colors and 320 x 480 pixels screen resolution. If PRO has a physical keyboard, LG OPTIMUS NET is a full touch screen smartphone running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) will have the same 800 MHz processor and Qualcomm MSM7227T chipset. You can just say that LG OPTIMUS NET is the full screen version of LG OPTIMUS PRO with a larger screen.

LG OPTIMUS NET specs:
3.2″ (HVGA) TFT capacitive touchscreen w/ 256K colors and 320 x 480 pixels screen resolution
800 MHz processor, Qualcomm MSM7227T chipset
Android OS, v2.3.3 (Gingerbread)
Physical QWERTY keyboard
Accelerometer and Proximity sensor
150 MB Internal storage
512MB RAM
microSD, up to 32GB, 2GB included
GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, 3.6Mbps
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 900 / 2100
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth 3.0
3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels (Rear camera)
VGA@24fps from camera
Li-Ion 1500 mAh

Both phones will be available this July or early August and will initially be sold in 30 markets starting in Europe. LG did not specify any price for both phones but to my estimate it will be one of the cheapest android phones in the market.

LG RAISES THE ANTE WITH TWO NEW GINGERBREAD SMARTPHONES

LG Optimus Pro and Optimus Net Bolsters Company’s Strength
in Offering “Androids For Everyone”

Seoul, July 15, 2011 -– LG Electronics (LG) today introduced two additions to the LG Optimus Series of smartphones — the LG Optimus Pro (LG-C660) and the LG Optimus Net (LG-P690) running on the latest Android 2.3 platform. Known as “Gingerbread,” version 2.3 of Google’s Android mobile operating system offers enhanced multimedia support, enhanced power management and better gaming support.

“Today’s customers want genuine choice, phones with a different mix of features and technology for different segments of the market,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “And that’s precisely what we’ve done with Optimus Pro and Optimus Net, two completely new devices which enhance LG’s reputation as the company with an Android smartphone suitable for everyone.”

LG OPTIMUS PRO — Simple Social Networking with Both QWERTY and Touch
The first LG Optimus smartphone with a portrait bar QWERTY keyboard, the LG Optimus Pro offers the best of both a physical keyboard and touch display. The 2.8-inch display provides quick navigation while the QWERTY keyboard is ergonomically designed for fast and accurate typing. Dedicated hotkeys for email and scheduler enable instant access for enhanced speed and convenience. Optimus Pro will be available in white, titan, as well as black.

LG OPTIMUS NET — The Next Generation of Social Communication
Featuring LG Social+™, the Optimus Net combines the most popular social networking portals in one convenient widget right on the homescreen. With a single click, users can multitask between updating their status on Facebook and Twitter while reading their friends’ social media feeds on the same screen. The integrated social widget provides one-click photo sharing with multiple social media accounts from the home screen. In addition, the 3.2 HVGA (320 x 480) display delivers clearer, sharper viewing of multimedia content while the LG SmartShare™ function allows easy sharing of content with other DLNA-friendly devices.

Specifications for the Optimus Net will vary market by market. Depending on the carrier, some of the phones in Europe will be Near Field Communication (NFC) capable for mobile payments. The North American version will include a QWERTY keyboard and in Brazil, China, Asia and the CIS region, the Optimus Net will be dual SIMcompatible. The phone will be available in white, as well as black.

Both the Optimus Pro and Optimus Net boast the largest 1500mAh battery in their class and an 800 MHz CPU, ensuring longer, better performance.

The two smartphones will be available starting this summer, rolling out in 30 markets beginning in Europe.

Last modified: July 16, 2011

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