At CTIA, Sprint and LG Electronics announced the LG Optimus S with Sprint ID for first-time smartphone users. The LG Optimus S will also be the only Sprint ID phone to launch, using Android 2.2 with Wi-Fi hotspot for up to five connections.
Sprint ID allows LG Optimus S users to download ID packs that deliver a predefined set of apps and features.
Features of the LG Optimus S include a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 3.2MP camera, microSD card slot (supporting up to 32GB), Visual Voicemail, GPS and Bluetooth.
Kinds of email supported include corporate email (Exchange Active Sync) and personal email (POP & IMAP) for services; such as Gmail and Yahoo!
LG Optimus S will be available beginning on Sunday, Oct. 31, for $49.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade and after a $100 mail-in rebate (pricing excludes taxes).
An optional charge of just $29.99 per month turns on LG Optimus S' mobile hotspot feature, connecting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, gaming devices and digital cameras, at 3G speeds anywhere on the Sprint 3G network.
Available in Charcoal Gray beginning Oct. 31.
Dimensions: 4.47" x 2.32" x 0.52", 4.6 oz.
Main Display: 3.2" CGS (320 x480 HVGA).
Standard Battery: 1500 mAh, up to 5 Hours talk time.
"LG partnered with Sprint to deliver a handset that would empower first-time smartphone users to discover the changing mobile phone marketplace," said Ehtisham Rabbani, Corporate Vice President of Marketing and Innovation for LG Mobile Phones. "LG Optimus S brings users closer to social networks, applications and online resources that mean the most to them and creates a smartphone experience that is unique, easy to navigate and convenient for life on-the-go."