LG Korea has introduced their Optimus Pro (LG-C660) and Optimus Net (LG-P690) smartphones. Both the models are powered with Google’s latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread mobile operating system. The Optimus Pro has both QWERTY keyboard and touchscreen display, while the Optimus Net is full touchscreen.
LG Optimus Pro – Best combination of QWERTY and Touch to get work done quickly
The LG Optimus Pro claims to be the company’s first smartphone with a portrait QWERTY keyboard for fast and accurate typing, and it also offers a 2.8-inch touchscreen display for quick navigation. The phone also comes with dedicated hotkeys for instant access to email and scheduler. The LG Optimus Pro will be available in white, titan, as well as black.
LG Optimus Net – Improved Social Communication
Featuring LG Social+, the Optimus Net places all the popular social networking portals in one convenient widget which you can access easily from the homescreen. Users can multitask between updating their status on Facebook and Twitter while reading their friends’ social media feeds on the same screen. The widget also provides one-click photo sharing with multiple social media accounts. The Optimus Net sports a 3.2-inch HVGA (320×480) display while the LG SmartShare function allows easy sharing of content with other DLNA devices.
LG says, specifications for the Optimus Net will vary from market to market. Depending on the carrier, some of the phones in Europe will be Near Field Communication (NFC) capable for mobile payments. The North American version will include a QWERTY keyboard and in Brazil, China, Asia and the CIS region, the Optimus Net will be dual SIM-compatible. The phone will be available in white, as well as black.
Both the Optimus Pro and Optimus Net boast the largest 1500mAh battery in their class and an 800 MHz CPU, ensuring longer, better performance. Both smartphones will be available starting this summer, rolling out in 30 markets beginning in Europe.