Over time, LG has been launching its devices, as you may know, on Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and MetroPCS. But they did not stop there. Virgin Mobile will also receive LG’s latest handset, and they will launch their own version of the LG Optimus One, which will go by the name of LG Optimus V.
The strange thing is that it seems that some people have been able to get their hands on the retail version of the device before the official LG Optimus V release date ( 1st of February ) which led to these happy owners posting videos and pics of the device all over the net.
You must be already familiar with the LG Optimus family, and even if you are not, you must know that LG Optimus One is one of the most affordable and best-selling Android smartphones on the market.
LG Optimus V is offered by the carrier for only $150, without the need to sign a contract. The price is absolutely awesome, so it will definitely be a bargain for those of you who are looking for a cheap Android 2.2 smartphone. Of course, for this exceptional price, a disadvantage is obviously the incapability to use it on other network, with the exception of Sprint, which might also need some hacking.
As any other Optimus version, LG Optimus V is powered by a 600MHz processor, runs on Android 2.2 operating system, comes with a 3.2 inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen, a 3.2 megapixel camera, 3G, Wi-Fi, BlueTooth, GPS, 2GB internal storage and microSD expansion slot. Of course, users will have access to Android Market and to the whole host of Google and Virgin Mobile services.
Check out the video shot by one of the first buyers/owners of the LG Optimus V.
Thanks Mobile Engadget for sharing the info about the availability at retail of the LG Optimus V.