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LG extends its Optimus L line with the introduction of the LG Optimus L9

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LG extends its Optimus L line with the introduction of the LG Optimus L9
Those in charge of naming phones at Korean based LG must be creatures of habit. In announcing a new high-end model to its LG Optimus L line, the company might have named the device the LG Optimus L8 or even the LG Optimus L7 2. But in keeping with the  consecutive odd numbers of the line, LG introduced the LG Optimus L9. As you might expect, the device leapfrogs over the previous flagship of the line and is equipped with a 4.7 inch IPS display. Under the hood is a dual-core 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM on board and a 5MP camera on back. A VGA shooter is on front. A 2150mAh battery keeps things humming and Android 4.0 is installed. No pricing or availability was disclosed.

A redesigned virtual QWERTY is included as is a new language translation app. The former is called My Style Keyboard and lets you change the placement of keys for easier one handed typing. In landscape, the virtual QWERTY splits down the middle to make typing easier. The latter is called QTranslator which translates different sentences and phrases from 44 different languages into 64 native languages. Will there be an LG Optimus L 11?

LG does have a little problem now. Every time you see LG, you can't help but see Optimus G Lightening after the two letters. It could be that the leaks of the device forced the OEM's hand and led them to acknowledge the phone well before the game plan called for it. Will smartphone buyers go for something like the LG Optimus L9 with the manufacturer's beast waiting in the background?

source: LG
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