MetroPCS has now jumped on board with Android. Opting to make the LG Optimus M their first foray into Android, they'll be offering the device for only $229 when coupled with their $50, no contract plan. In the press release, MetroPCS states the LG Optimus M will be available Nov. 24 in stores and online.

“LG and MetroPCS have come together to offer consumers the first no annual contract Android smartphone at an exceptional value,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of consumer and trade marketing for LG Mobile Phones. “LG Optimus M is an easy-to-use handset with the capabilities of the latest Android technology and features to enhance the consumers’ experience.”

Perfect timing for the holidays if MetroPCS is your carrier of choice. Full press release is available after the break folks. [MetroPCS via PhoneScoop]

Also: Read our LG Optimus One review

MetroPCS Launches Its First No Contract Android Smartphone with the LG Optimus M™

More than 100,000 apps at your fingertips with nationwide unlimited talk, text and web for just $50 per month

DALLAS – (November 22, 2010) – Just in time for holiday shopping, MetroPCS Communications Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and LG Mobile Phones announced today the launch of LG Optimus M™, the first Android smartphone from MetroPCS. Available in MetroPCS stores and online starting November 24, LG Optimus M; is a sleek Android device with a vibrant 3.2 inch touchscreen that allows consumers to do more with quick access to today’s expanding number of applications.

With the LG Optimus M, MetroPCS introduces consumers to the growing Android Market™ by helping them stay connected and entertained while on-the-go. With multi-app screens and the Android 2.2 operating system (“Froyo”), LG Optimus M provides instant access to more than 100,000 of the latest applications to fit anyone’s lifestyle. For just $50 per month no annual contract plan, consumers also can take advantage of Metro USA℠ nationwide unlimited talk, text and web services.

“This holiday season, we’re giving customers what they’ve wished for -- an affordable Android smartphone with a full spectrum of applications and unlimited services to do more like never before,” said Roger Linquist, chairman, president and CEO of MetroPCS. “LG Optimus M opens a path to the growing Android market and takes us one step closer to providing a full-service, postpaid experience while maintaining the affordability, flexibility and predictability of our Wireless for All℠ services.”

“LG and MetroPCS have come together to offer consumers the first no annual contract Android smartphone at an exceptional value,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of consumer and trade marketing for LG Mobile Phones. “LG Optimus M is an easy-to-use handset with the capabilities of the latest Android technology and features to enhance the consumers’ experience.”

LG Optimus M will be available from MetroPCS for $229 with a $50 monthly service plan. Key features include:

  •     Games, ringtones and wallpapers, easily accessible through the @metro App Store™
  •     100,000+ applications in the Android Market™ to do, enjoy and share nearly 60 percent of Android Market apps are free
  •     The latest Android 2.2 operating system to access Google mobile
  •     Text, e-mail, IM, blogs and streaming video to express yourself whenever, wherever
  •     A first-class device with superior, high-end champagne finish
  •     Brilliant 3.2” tempered touchscreen with virtual QWERTY keyboard, Swype embedded
  •     3.2 MP camera for sharing pics on social media networks
  •     Easy Wi-Fi® connectivity – for incredibly simple and swift connections to Wi-Fi networks
  •     Multi-app screens to organize your content and access your stuff quickly and easily

To learn more about Metro USA nationwide service and Wireless For All plans and devices, please visit www.metropcs.com.

 
There are 22 comments

I will be getting my wife this

wesles says:

Its about time and the y are not the first virgin mobile already has one......

Menno says:

I think they meant it's the first one they're bringing to their customers

wesles says:

Network may be crappy bur most women dont need much as per phone ,i gave my wife my htc hero after I got the htc evo rooted on cm6 loaded with apps still she perfers her old stock g1 lmfao!

Smokexz says:

Uh hopefully they dont like lock out tethering... That would be fail

add119 says:

Lg optimus will have strip version like the t-mobile and sprint version. No pinch to zoom like 2.1 os phone and no Jit speed android 2.2 to boost the phone speed. G1 hacker has all this feature even google earth work.

Smokexz says:

Do tour research, I used the one at T-Mobile( the Optimus T) and it had pinch to zoom and tethering, also you can't just remove the JIT compiler, it's still there, however the processor is too underclocked to notice a speed improvement.

add119 says:

g1 isnt that bad they actually have all the feature most of this 600 dollars phone t-mobile and verizon is selling. Minus, the adobe flash player 10.1

Cyrilmak says:

This phone is just blah. I guess I'm just spoiled with the high end X.

Then again... "More than 100,000 apps at your fingertips with nationwide unlimited talk, text and web for just $50 per month" is pretty damn appealing.

add119 says:

You mean 120,000 apps you can download from android market. And, how if your droid isnt htc device that gets APP2SD hack version that is better then google apps2sd.

zhecht says:

add119, what are you talking about? The Sprint and T-Mobile Optimus phones do have pinch to zoom, and the full price is $300 ($50 on contract), not $600.

add119 says:

My bad it does have pinch to zoom. But like i said t-mobile and verizon are overpricing their high end phones without contract.

edr1983 says:

metro pcs android phone with froyo for 50a month, and I'm paying close to a hundred for a epic 4g with no 4g and no froyo..this sucks And with metro coming out with there 4g network,i wonder why ill stay, or any sprint customer for that matter. La deserves 4g.

Smokexz says:

Surprisingly, this has the exact same UI as the Optimus One, which is weird because the Optimus S and T have completely different UIs.

Hoverbot says:

I'd say this is good. If LG can release the Optimus on more networks, you'd have a whole clan of solid little mid-range phones. If you want an LG phone, just pick the phone with your carrier letter.

I think the low-end smartphone is a good idea for LG's entry. If this is their cheap phone I'd love to see what they come up with for a high end phone.

VazDrae says:

Wow, MetroPCS is a bit slow with Android. US Cellular (my regions(and my provider) regional carrier) has had Android since i believe July. And US Cellular keeps getting more, and some really good ones. Such as the Desire, or the Galaxy S Mesmerize. And even that Galaxy Tab for under $500...

shu-tech says:

is there going to be a video review or a review at all of this phone it's been out for a little while now and so that's why i'm asking

brucewagner says:

What is this weird new icon on my Notification Bar on this phone?

See the photo of my screen here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/993053/Created/Personal/Bruce/Personal%20Photo%2...

bruce@brucewagner.com
http://brucewagner.com
646-580-0022

MAD WIL says:

...it could mean that either you're in the sniper's crosshair or that GPS is enabled and Google is tracking you...

brucewagner says:

By the way, I created this Video Review of the LG Optimus M on MetroPCS. It's on YouTube here:

Comparison of Motorola Droid on Verizon to LG Optimus M on MetroPCS
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlptYSDgWP8

brucewagner says:

Oh, and one more comment:

This phone comes with pre-installed AdWare (spam-ware app) pre-installed by MetroPCS.

THE ONLY WAY to turn it off completely (short of rooting the phone), is to contact MetroPCS (via Twitter to @MetroPCS ) and complain to them. They have a way to "turn it off" from their central office.

They DID turn it off for me, after I complained VERY LOUDLY to them.

I recommend you do the same thing. The more customers who complain LOUDLY to them, the less likely they will pre-install such crapware adware spamware apps on the phones they sell.

Remind them: This is YOUR phone, which YOU bought and paid for. They have No Right to pre-install spamware on it!

If you have trouble getting them to turn their spamware apps off, contact me and I'll help you connect to the right people at MetroPCS.

bruce@brucewagner.com
646-580-0022

brucewagner says:

I need an extra battery, and a matching battery-only charger, for this phone. Can anyone recommend the best one, best deal...?