Australia gets LG Optimus via Telstra

Australia’s largest  service provider has announced the launch of a new LG Android, the LG Optimus. Telstra is adding an additional Android to their lineup which currently consists of the HTC Desire and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10. The new LG Optimus is a slightly less powerful device than the two already carried and will indeed serve its purpose as a entry-level smart phone.

The LG Optimus will be available for free once launched, this is of course assuming you sign into a 24 month contract with Telstra’s 45 dollar plans. If you were looking to buy this phone out right with no plan, you should be expecting to pay around $500 AUD. The LG Optimus seems to be a great little phone, it ships with a 3 inch 320×480 touch screen, a 3 mega pixel camera that has face detection as well as geo-tagging and can record videos at 15FPS. The Optimus can support up to 32GB of Micro SD memory and ships with a 2GB card pre-installed. The phone is running Android Version 1.6 and is reported that an update to 2.1 will be available.  Overall the Optimus has some lacking standards when it comes to smart phones of the day, however in comparison it is fairly less expensive than its counter parts that are already on Telstras line up.

According to The LG Optimus should be available in the Australian market tomorrow. The launch of this entry level Android will for now be an exclusive to Telstra, and were sure the Optimus will make its rounds through all carriers.

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