LG Launches LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic Android Smartphones

Written By Sam on 16 September 2010

LG Electronics (LG) has launched LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic, two smartphones from the company’s Optimus series of smart devices. Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo) and optimized for Google Mobile Services, LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic are among the earliest smartphones to launch with Android 2.2, Froyo. Froyo is the latest version of the Android platform, which reportedly allows for two to three times faster internet browsing, web-page loading, application pop-ups and multi-tasking.

The company informed the devices will enable professionals to sync with Outlook Calendar for improved productivity, while offering portable Wi-fi hotspots to easily share a single 3G connection. The devices come with Google Mobile Services including Google Voice Search, Google Voice Actions, Google Goggles, Google Shopper and Google Maps with Navigation, and also offer access to Android Market with more than 80,000 applications.

The two models have been designed keeping in mind first-time smartphone users and are focused on offering information search and application packages. Here’s a closer look:

LG Optimus One

The phone features the LG App Advisor that recommends 10 highly-rated applications every two weeks, the LG UI (user interface), a camera with face and smile detection capabilities, a 3.2” wide HVGA screen and a 1500mAh capacity battery. It comes with accessories such as carkit cradle that claim to offer users intuitive ways to enjoy benefits of Froyo.

LG Optimus Chic

As the name suggests, the model is primarily aimed at style-conscious buyers. Lookwise, LG calls the phone ‘sleek and minimalist’. The curved lines on the phone are meant to provide a solid grip. The phone comes in two-colour variants and sports touch-sensitive buttons. One of the features the company is gung ho about is an on-screen phone feature that allows users to remotely control the device from their PCs. Other noteworthy features include LG Air Sync that keeps users abreast with its ability to wirelessly sync contacts, photos and other vital information with computer and cloud database. The phone is compatible with DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance), multimedia content can be shared with other DLNA-certified devices such as TVs, AV systems and laptop computers.

LG Optimus One will be available in over 90 countries via 120 partners. It will arrive in most of Europe in October followed by other EMEA and Asia-Pacific countries. LG Optimus Chic will be available in Europe starting in November with other markets in Asia-Pacific to follow soon after.

One Response to “LG Launches LG Optimus One and LG Optimus Chic Android Smartphones”

  1. Shawn Hanson says:

    The LG Optimus Chic was released by Bell back in February, it’s since been discontinued. However, this entry level Android-powered touchscreen is about to be resurrected on Virgin Mobile.

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