Sprint announced that the first Sprint 4G LTE smartphone will be available on April 22, preorders started on April 12.
Features of the LG Viper include Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, mobile hotspot, 4GB card microSD slot that supports up to 32GB, 5MP camera, front-facing camera, 4" Gorilla Glass touchscreen and NFC.
LG Viper has many eco-friendly features, including: ULE Platinum Certified, case of 50 percent recycled plastics and is RoHS compliant. The charger is energy efficient. The packaging contains up to 87 percent of post-consumer paper, uses soy ink, made with a glueless construction and is 100 percent recyclable.
Google Wallet, NFC payments will be available at participating retailers, including Bloomingdales, Toys "R" Us, CVS, Gap and Macy's. Also included is 50GB of free cloud storage on Box until July 22.
Sprint 4G LTE markets of Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio are expected to have 4G LTE and enhanced 3G service in mid-year 2011.
The LG Viper costs $99.99 with a two year contract after a rebate.