Take a Look at the LG Optimus S for Sprint

The new LG Optimus S for Sprint’s network has gotten its picture snapped. It’s a little blurry but better than nothing. We don’t have the actual physical dimensions yet, but it looks a tad clunky. Hard to tell just from the front. The Optimus S from LG will be running Android OS 2.2 ‘Froyo’ at launch, which brings marked improvement over the older version.

Here is a quick jot over the specs:

  • 3.2” touchscreen at 320 x 480 pixels
  • MP camera with autofocus
  • microSD and microSDHC support
  • 600 MHz processor
  • Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 and A-GPS

With a two year contract and mail-in rebate, the Optimus S will go for an easy $49.99 from Sprint. It looks like those super affordable Android OS powered smartphones are here. Why bother with a feature phone when you can get an Android phone? Apps, music, etc. are a big draw and I don’t see how manufacturers with their own operating systems can compete against what Google is deliver. Of course, Apple and Research In Motion (RIM) can pull it off, but they use their operating systems as one of their main selling points. The OS really is starting to be a big deal now for consumers looking to upgrade their handset from a regular or feature cellphone to something more powerful.

The LG Optimus S goes on sale at the end of the month so be sure to check it out if you’re on Sprint and looking to get into Android. Seasoned smartphone owners might want something a little more powerful, but for most, it’ll be a huge improvement over what they are used to. As the competition heats up between the big three in the US (Apple, RIM and Google’s Android), our smartphones are just going to keep getting better and more affordable.

Let me know if you’re going to take a peak at the Optimus S. Tell me what you think.

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