LG Optimus F3 Sprint 6/14 Acessible for Blind & People w/Vision Loss or Hard of Hearing

Today during the M-enabling conference in Arlington, VA, Dan Hesse announced the upcoming availability of LG Optimus F3.

The LG Optimus F3  is designed for people with vision loss or other accessibility needs. It's also affordable at $29.99(after $50 rebate) with a contract.

The LG Optimus F3 features a 4" touchscreen, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi Direct, SmartShare(DLNA), 5MP camera (voice activated) and many LG software features.LG Optimus F3

The LG Optimus F3 has the TalkBack app a text-to-speech accessibility feature from Google.

The LED indicator on the LG Optimus F3’s home button offers a rainbow of color options that can assist those who are hard of hearing, such as green for a phone call or red for a text message. Specified colored and patterned light provides charging status and notifications, such as alarms, calendar reminders, new messages and missed events.

Special LG software included:

  • VuTalk allows users to send handwritten messages, photos or drawings back and forth in real time to visually share ideas and collaborate.
  • QSlide 2.0 allows users to overlay up to two application windows on an existing open application, adjusting size and transparency as needed for greater multitasking functionality.
  • QuickMemo lets users add their own creative commentary to pictures or screenshots with the swipe of a finger then share it via social media, email or SMS.
  • QTranslator allows users to translate words and phrases from 44 different languages into 64 native languages.