T-Mobile, just like the other three big carriers, took some time today to announce an Android addition to their network. The LG Optimus T, which we saw in a leaked T-Mobile document once before, will be an entry-level handset aimed at first-time smartphone buyers. Specs for the Optimus T are a little hard to come by, but we do know that it will include a 3.2 megapixel camera with video capture, a pre-installed 2 GB micro SD card, and will ship with Android 2.2 pre-installed (the screen is rumored to be 3.2 inches, but nothing has been confirmed just yet). Available in either burgundy or titanium color schemes, the Optimus T will be available this holiday season for an "affordable" price.
Seemingly the polar opposite of the G2, T-Mobile's new Optimus T follows the theme of the majority of Android devices announced in the past couple of days: entry-level. Android could be overwhelming for some consumers at first glance, especially the devices with huge touchscreens and sliding keyboards, so low-end devices like the Optimus T will help ease users into the world of smartphones and set them up for high-end handsets later on. Do you think that customers new to the smartphone scene will be interested in the Optimus T, or will they pass it up for a different device?
T-Mobile and LG Mobile Phones Offer a Simple-to-Use, Affordable Android
Device for First-Time Smartphone Customers – LG Optimus T with Google
Exclusive to T-Mobile customers, LG Optimus T offers Android 2.2, Voice Actions for Android and one-touch access to popular Google services to keep customers connected while on the go
BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 6, 2010 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones today announced the latest easy-to-use and affordably priced smartphone to join T-Mobile’s extensive Android™ portfolio, LG Optimus T™. Equipped with the latest Android platform, LG Optimus T features a responsive touch screen sleek form-factor and deep integration of Google™ services, including Voice Actions.
LG Optimus T makes staying connected to friends and family while on the go a quick, one-touch process. Using Voice Actions for Android, customers can control their Android-powered phone by speaking commands to call, text, e-mail and even find directions on a map, among other tasks. LG Optimus T also offers customers close integration with popular Google services, such as Google Search™ (also by voice), Gmail™, Google Talk™ and Google Maps™.
“This holiday season, Android smartphones will be at the top of the wish list for multiple members of the family,” said Saj Sahay, director, product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the LG Optimus T, T-Mobile is helping customers who have not yet made the transition to the world of smartphones with an easy-to-use and affordable option.”
With access to Android Market™, LG Optimus T customers can download and personalize their phone with thousands of free and paid applications. In addition, the customizable home screen, expandable up to seven panes, on the Optimus T keeps life simple by bringing what matters most upfront and center, including favorite applications and widgets. The Optimus T comes equipped with a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with video capture, as well as pre-installed 2 GB microSD card and support for up to 32 GB of removable memory.
“LG Optimus T allows T-Mobile users to create a smartphone experience unique to their lifestyle and everyday needs,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, corporate vice president of marketing and innovation for LG Mobile Phones. “With Google features and a stylish design, LG Optimus T is the ideal device for first-time smartphone users ready to explore the Android world.”
Offered in a Burgundy or Titanium finish, the LG Optimus T is expected to be exclusively available to T-Mobile customers this holiday season. For more information about T-Mobileproducts and services, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com.