4/27/2010 12:29:00 PM
LG Optimus out on 1 May
LG has launched the LG Optimus (LG GT540), an Android powered smartphone aimed at customers looking to move on to their first smartphone. It will be available from 1 May.
Dr. Skott Ahn, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said: 'This is a device that was designed for regular people who want to jump into the smartphone experience but have been hesitant to do so because of the learning curve. By making LG Optimus more approachable, we hope more people will give smartphones a try.'
The LG Optimus is available in black and silver. The phone includes a long-lasting 1500mAh battery, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 2.1 capability, assisted GPS, 32GB of expandable microSD memory and four customisable home screen themes together with enhanced idle lock screen notifications.
The device provides users with a Google internet package that automatically synchronises a Google account, so users need to only log-in once to enjoy YouTube, Gmail, Gtalk and Google Maps.
The SN Manager offers integrated access to social networking sites and LG's dedicated Social Networking Client allows users to keep track of their Facebook, Twitter and Bebo accounts. The Social Networking System (SNS) widgets provide real-time status updates directly to the home screen without having to access any other applications.
The handsets multitasking feature allows users to view updates from friends and access their social media sites while simultaneously searching the phones contact list. The user interface can be customised to show anywhere from three to seven home screens. Additionally, the main menu can be personalised to include up to 10 editable categories for faster, easier navigation.
The advanced media player allows users to watch DivX and Xvid videos directly without separate encoding. The phones 3MP camera supports geo-tagging, auto face-tagging and face-to-action technology to allow users to create and share multimedia content from the phone. It also has a built-in video editor with storyboard function so that users can add music and text to videos directly on the phone.