LG Optimus T

To continue the absolute onslaught of new Android phones, T-Mobile has announced the LG Optimus T, their latest "with Google" phone.  Details are a little sparse, but it's sporting a 3.2 MP autofocus camera, comes with a two GB microSD card (expandable to 32 GB), comes in burgundy or titanium, and Froyo on board.  No word on  price or availability other than "this holiday season", and nothing mentioned about WiFi calling, though we've heard it will be on board.   Full press release after the jump.

Introducing the LG Optimus T with Google!

10-06-2010 05:25 AM

T-Mobile and LG Mobile Phones Offer a Simple-to-Use, Affordable Android
Device for First-Time Smartphone Customers – LG Optimus T with Google

Exclusive to T-Mobile customers, LG Optimus T offers Android 2.2, Voice Actions for Android and one-touch access to popular Google services to keep customers connected while on the go

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Oct. 6, 2010 — T-Mobile USA, Inc. and LG Mobile Phones today announced the latest easy-to-use and affordably priced smartphone to join T-Mobile’s extensive Android™ portfolio, LG Optimus T™. Equipped with the latest Android platform, LG Optimus T features a responsive touch screen sleek form-factor and deep integration of Google™ services, including Voice Actions.

LG Optimus T makes staying connected to friends and family while on the go a quick, one-touch process. Using Voice Actions for Android, customers can control their Android-powered phone by speaking commands to call, text, e-mail and even find directions on a map, among other tasks. LG Optimus T also offers customers close integration with popular Google services, such as Google Search™ (also by voice), Gmail™, Google Talk™ and Google Maps™.

“This holiday season, Android smartphones will be at the top of the wish list for multiple members of the family,” said Saj Sahay, director, product management, T-Mobile USA. “With the LG Optimus T, T-Mobile is helping customers who have not yet made the transition to the world of smartphones with an easy-to-use and affordable option.”

With access to Android Market™, LG Optimus T customers can download and personalize their phone with thousands of free and paid applications. In addition, the customizable home screen, expandable up to seven panes, on the Optimus T keeps life simple by bringing what matters most upfront and center, including favorite applications and widgets. The Optimus T comes equipped with a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera with video capture, as well as pre-installed 2 GB microSD card and support for up to 32 GB of removable memory.

“LG Optimus T allows T-Mobile users to create a smartphone experience unique to their lifestyle and everyday needs,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, corporate vice president of marketing and innovation for LG Mobile Phones. “With Google features and a stylish design, LG Optimus T is the ideal device for first-time smartphone users ready to explore the Android world.”

Availability
Offered in a Burgundy or Titanium finish, the LG Optimus T is expected to be exclusively available to T-Mobile customers this holiday season. For more information about T-Mobile products and services, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com.

 
There are 7 comments

And not even the crickets were chirping!!

dwt10 says:

Wait let me guess, verizon will get an optimus v and att will get an optimus a

Fun fun... I hope this *thing* is free

tippmann says:

Nice and colorful looking paper weight.

JohnB101 says:

This phone isn't as bad as as it looks. (Although that purple does look pretty bad!)

This is basically the same phone as Optimus GT540 that was already released and people are reporting that it is surprisingly snappy. Wonder why?

That's because this 600MHz MSM7227 processor is sort-of half way between the old ARM11 based processors and 1st gen Snapdragons. MSM7227 uses Adreno 200 GPU from the Snapdragons. GT540 received Quadrant result of 465, which is only a bit lower than the Nexus One with 2.1 as shown here:

http://smartphonebenchmarks.com/index.php?sort=score&sort_order=DESC&lim...

So given the low resolution, plus this GPU means the phone will be surprisingly snappy, and most games will run just fine.

I wouldn't buy it for me, but may look great for my kids. :)

shhon75 says:

Why does tmo countinue to add bottom barrel phones to their profolio?

xarophti says:

I'll tell you why - (and JohnB is close to the mark) - the family market. Your 10 year old kid is not going to have an N1, and you're probably not going to get him a G2, either. Not when Junior can get by perfectly well with a cheaper Optimus, especially when he may leave it on the bus or drop it in the school toilet...