LG Optimus Pro, LG Optimus Net introduced: affordable Gingerbread to the masses
The LG Optimus Pro and the LG Optimus Net are two of the most affordable Gingerbread handsets out there, widening LG's smartphone portfolio and bringing the power of full QWERTY with the Pro and social features galore with the Net.
LG Optimus Pro is a 2.8-inch portrait QWERTY phone with a touchscreen and dedicated hotkeys for email and scheduler. The BlackBerry-esque combination looks very powerful when you add Gingerbread on top. An 800MHz chip and 256MB of RAM power Android 2.3.3, but the phone also has a rich connectivity package including HSDPA 3.6, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, FM radio and GPS. There is also a 3-megapixel camera on the back. It will launch in a white, titan and black versions. With a price of nearly $249 (179 euro), the phone could end up in a lot of pockets.
LG Optimus Net on the other hand features a larger 3.2” HVGA (320 x 480) screen, with the Social+ Facebook/Twitter aggregator application, one-tap photo sharing and DLNA support. When it comes to the processing muscle, the 800MHz Qualcomm MSM 7227T chip and 512MB of RAM are responsible for the running Gingerbread 2.3.3. Connectivity is well covered with HSPA and Wi-Fi, along with a memory card slot supporting up to 32GB cards. A 3.2MP camera rounds up the package, which is expected to set you back $281 (199 euro) off contract. Curiously, the LG states that "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 US version in particular is expected with a physical QWERTY keyboard.
Those devices might not pack dual-core muscle or supersized screens, but they aim to strike a balance between price and functions: “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's CEO, Jong-seok Park, said.
1. PhoneLuver (Posts: 459; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
They shouldn't have called it Optimus! They need to create differentiation between their high-end middle range and low end phones..
You don't hear of a Porsche golf now do you? A Porsche is a Porsche and a Golf is a Golf even though they're owned by the same parent company!
There's real confusion when it comes to Android devices.. Firstly there are competing companies calling their products droids(HTC, Motorola) and then there are LG and Sony Ericsson that seem to have gotten stuck with Optimus and Xperia everything!
Can a layman really tell the difference between the Droid,Droid Eris, Droid Incredible, Droid x, Droid 2, Droid Bionic,Droid Incredible 2 and Droid 3?
It's extremely difficult for the average user to tell which phone is better or even who the manufacturer is.
Phonearena lists 23 different Xperia models and 19 different Optimus models.
Somehow these guys need to come up with a better system of identifying their phones, so that EVERYONE can tell the difference..
Nokia had it down years ago, Samsung have the Galaxy S, S2 and Tab, and Apple has the iPhone 3, 3GS, 4 etc..
9. grayscale (unregistered)
A layman shouldn't be using droid anyways.