Virgin Mobile makes the LG Optimus Slider official at $199.99 starting on October 17th

Virgin Mobile makes the LG Optimus Slider official at $199.99 starting on October 17th
That certainly didn’t take too long, especially when we first spotted it on Best Buy’s web site a few days ago, but Virgin Mobile is finally announcing the follow up to their popular LG Optimus V Android smartphone.

Starting on October 17th, Virgin Mobile customers will have the opportunity of picking up the QWERTY packing LG Optimus Slider for $199.99 no-contract though their web site. However, it’s expected to become available through various retail channels starting on October 31st. Considering that it’s a prepaid Android powered smartphone and all, its $199.99 pricing is undoubtedly competitive – something that’s more in the line of a post-paid handset.

Even though we’re still left wondering what kind of processor it’s packing under the hood, Virgin Mobile confirms that the LG Optimus Slider features a 3.2” touchscreen, landscape style QWERTY keyboard, 3.2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 3.0, and a microSD card slot. Additionally, this Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset is going to be preloaded with Virgin Mobile Live 2.0, which is their unique spin on the whole social media thing.

Therefore, if you’re a Virgin Mobile customer and yearning for something affordable, yet decent, then you‘ll want to make sure to pick up the LG Optimus Slider when it goes on sale.

source: Virgin Mobile via Android Central

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