LG has enjoyed a pretty good run as of late. The South Korean electronics giant just recently launched a line of entry level Android smartphones around the world dubbed Optimus 1. It's a very similar concept to Samsung's Galaxy S line which has launched around the world with multiple handsets. The difference of course is that the Galaxy S line is top of the line, while the Optimus line from LG is budget friendly.
Three Optimus 1 phones have landed in the US. Sprint's version is called the Optimus S, while T-Mobile's is the Optimus T. Verizon customers officially get the Optimus Vortex tomorrow. Both the T-Mobile and Verizon offerings are free on a 2 year contract, while Sprint's will cost $49.99 with a similar 2 year contract.
In the first 40 days since the line was launched, LG has sold 1 million units worldwide, making them the fastest selling handset in the company's history. That really shouldn't come as a surprise. People like cheap stuff. These phones are only cheap in price though as they pack an impressive punch.
All of the US based handsets come with Android 2.2, which is actually a step up from the Galaxy S line of phones. Where LG cut costs was with some of the phone accessories typically found on smartphones. The cameras are an unimpressive 3.0 megapixels and the displays are also considerably smaller, coming in a 3.2'. Still, the memory card
slot supports up to 32 gigs, which is as good as it gets right now.
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