The LG Optimus T for T-Mobile Coming in Time for the Holidays

T-Mobile is getting another Android powered smartphone in time for the holidays. This is called Optimus T and is made by LG. It is quite similar to the Optimus S for Sprint, but just different enough so that you can tell the difference on sight if you know what to look for. The button layouts between the two are not exactly the same and T-Mobile’s version has a different home screen.

Here is a quick rundown on the specs:

  • 3.2” capacitative touchscreen at 320 x 480 pixels
  • 3.2 MP camera with auto-focus
  • 600 MHz processor
  • microSD and microSDHC support (include 2 GB card)
  • Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 and A-GPS
  • Android OS 2.2 ‘Froyo’
  • Voice commands for Android
  • One-touch Google access
  • Wi-Fi calling abilities

Nothing really surprising here for the Optimus T since we’ve already taken a look at the sibling Optimus S. It will be offered in burgundy and titanium colors sometime for the holiday. No word yet on official release date or pricing. Sprint will be selling its for $49.99 with contract, so hopefully T-Mobile matches. This is a heck of a lot of smartphone for such a low price. The Wi-Fi calling abilities haven’t gotten all the bugs worked out, but its a big part of T-Mobile’s plan. T-Mobile eventually to have all of its Android powered smartphones be able to call through Wi-Fi.

Since the Optimus S goes on sale the end of the month, hopefully T-Mobile will be able to get its inventory follow up with its own launch pretty quickly. However, since there are still some mobile hotspot rumors floating around for this and the Wi-Fi calling still isn’t working quite right, the company may decide to delay it a bit to get all of the software issues worked out.

While the LG Optimus T is not the fastest or coolest Android smartphone available, it does pack quite a bit. Google’s strategy to get every phone to run some version of Android? It might just work. Now there are Android powered phones at pretty much every price point and feature range. Motorola is even making a world phone—the Motorola Droid Pro—for business users.

Check out the LG Optimus T if you are on T-Mobile. You interested? Think they’ll match Sprint’s price? Let me know.


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