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Sprint's unannounced LG Marquee is a LG Optimus Black doppleganger

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Sprint's unannounced LG Marquee is a LG Optimus Black doppleganger
A video montage from a Radio Shack Business Summit in Dallas a couple of weeks ago shows a handset called the LG Marquee. What makes it interesting is that the buttons on the left side of the bezel (volume rocker and "G" button) resemble the ones on the LG Optimus Black, which could indicate that a CDMA version of the phone is coming soon to Sprint.

The buttons on the LG Optimus Black

The buttons on the LG Optimus Black

A CDMA flavored LG Optimus Black is expected to launch this month for U.S. Cellular as we reported, and there has been speculation about an LG Optimus B for Sprint. In the meantime, check out the video of the LG Marquee and compare the buttons to the ones on the LG Optimus Black.

If the LG Optimus Black does come to the nation's third largest carrier-no matter if it is called the LG Marquee-it is really not much of a surprise since we told you early last month about Google's phone site showing the device as part of Sprint's lineup. The device offers a 4 inch NOVA display with 700 nits of brightness, and resolution of 480 x 800. A single core 1GHz processor is running the show and there is 512MB of RAM onboard. There is both a rear and front facing camera coming in at 5MP and 2MP respectively. Unfortunately, the build of Android on the device is 2.2 although Optimus UI 2.0 runs on top of it.

source: RadioShackBlog via AndroidCentral


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posted on 08 Sep 2011, 21:34

1. Doakie (Posts: 844; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Sort of want, but where does this fill a niche that Sprint doesn't already have covered? Especially with the HTC Hero 4G coming out too at the same screen size and single core processor. The Evo 4G I'd getting old but its still for sale and overall is still a great phone and would be a competitor to the Marquee. The Evo 3D and Photon are right above 4.0" screen size and have great dual core specs and are also very new. Plus the Epic Touch at 4.5" over shadows them all at only $199, their all touch, 4"ish line up is getting pretty full. I'm tempted because I like to burn out my eyes at full brightness, but single core and 512mb of ram is just too poor of specs for today, even if it was priced at $99 on contract.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 01:03

4. Yeeee (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


this would have been great a year ago but now all phones like this are discontinued or free on contract

posted on 08 Sep 2011, 21:34 1

2. alvinspeakstoo (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jul 2011)


cant wait for virgin mobile to get it

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 00:31 1

3. ltr (unregistered)


The main point of the phone is the really bright and clear display.

Probably sell it for $50 on contract.

I actually think this phone might be a sleeper hit. Because, its good avg specs, seems like a mid range phone, but the screen comes from very high end phones that rivals Super AMOLED Plus on Samsung phones.

Most mid range phones have some type of WVGA or something.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 01:27

5. belovedson (Posts: 821; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


wow a smart comment by an unregistered user... that's a first

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 09:33

6. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


just another uninteresting phone, wait for the wave 3.

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 10:17

7. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


u and ur bada phones -.-

posted on 09 Sep 2011, 14:40

8. Me (unregistered)


If you look at the screen it is running stock android so there would be no optimus UI 2.0 which is good or bad depending on your preference. I think bad since optimus UI 2.0 looks pretty cool.

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