LG Optimus M bringing Android to MetroPCS on November 24thAlex Wagner - Senior News Editor
Samsung isn't the only manufacturer to send one of its Android phones to just about every carrier imaginable, as LG is doing just that with their Optimus smartphone. Three of the four major carriers have an Optimus variant, U.S. Cellular is getting the Optimus U, and now MetroPCS has announced that they, too, will be getting an Optimus to call their own. The stylish Optimus M will be the first Android phone on MetroPCS and will have specs similar to the other Optimus phones: 3.2-inch HVGA display, 600MHz processor, 3.2 megapixel camera, and Android 2.2 beneath a slightly tweaked skin. Expect the Optimus M to hit MetroPCS on November 24th, aka this Wednesday, for $229 contract-free with a $50 per month plan that includes unlimited talk, text, and data. Check out the full press release below.
We haven't seen U.S. Cellular's Optimus U variant yet, but I definitely dig the look of the Optimus M a little more than the other Optimus models. The white on the bottom of the phone, together with the layout of the four hardware keys, makes for an attractive little phone. Plus, for only $229 off-contract and $50 per month for unlimited everything, the Optimus M is a pretty good deal for anyone in the market for a new smartphone. Which model of the Optimus do you all prefer?
MetroPCS Launches Its First No Contract Android Smartphone with the LG Optimus M™
More than 100,000 apps at your fingertips with nationwide unlimited talk, text and web for just $50 per month
DALLAS – (November 22, 2010) – Just in time for holiday shopping, MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and LG Mobile Phones announced today the launch of LG Optimus M™, the first Android smartphone from MetroPCS. Available in MetroPCS stores and online starting November 24, LG Optimus M; is a sleek Android device with a vibrant 3.2 inch touchscreen that allows consumers to do more with quick access to today’s expanding number of applications.
With the LG Optimus M, MetroPCS introduces consumers to the growing Android Market™ by helping them stay connected and entertained while on-the-go. With multi-app screens and the Android 2.2 operating system (“Froyo”), LG Optimus M provides instant access to more than 100,000 of the latest applications to fit anyone’s lifestyle. For just $50 per month no annual contract plan, consumers also can take advantage of Metro USA? nationwide unlimited talk, text and web services.
“This holiday season, we’re giving customers what they’ve wished for -- an affordable Android smartphone with a full spectrum of applications and unlimited services to do more like never before,” said Roger Linquist, chairman, president and CEO of MetroPCS. “LG Optimus M opens a path to the growing Android market and takes us one step closer to providing a full-service, postpaid experience while maintaining the affordability, flexibility and predictability of our Wireless for All? services.”
“LG and MetroPCS have come together to offer consumers the first no annual contract Android smartphone at an exceptional value,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of consumer and trade marketing for LG Mobile Phones. “LG Optimus M is an easy-to-use handset with the capabilities of the latest Android technology and features to enhance the consumers’ experience.”
LG Optimus M will be available from MetroPCS for $229 with a $50 monthly service plan. Key features include:
Games, ringtones and wallpapers, easily accessible through the @metro App Store™
100,000+ applications in the Android Market™ to do, enjoy and share nearly 60 percent of Android Market apps are free
The latest Android 2.2 operating system to access Google mobile
Text, e-mail, IM, blogs and streaming video to express yourself whenever, wherever
A first-class device with superior, high-end champagne finish
Brilliant 3.2” tempered touchscreen with virtual QWERTY keyboard, Swype embedded
3.2 MP camera for sharing pics on social media networks
Easy Wi-Fi® connectivity – for incredibly simple and swift connections to Wi-Fi networks
Multi-app screens to organize your content and access your stuff quickly and easily
To learn more about Metro USA nationwide service and Wireless For All plans and devices, please visit www.metropcs.com.