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Today T-Mobile nailed down a launch date and pricing for the LG Optimus L9, a device they announced earlier this month. You'll be able to snag the L9 for $79.99 on a two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate starting October 31. You can also get it for $49.99 with their equipment installment plan with 20 equal payments of $15/month. Its most notable feature is an optical character recognition app, but the specs are pretty respectable for a mid-range device.

  • 4.7-inch 540 x 960 display
  • Android 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM 
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 2,150 mAh battery

Be sure to check out our hands-on video with the LG Optimus L9 for a closer look. Any T-Mobile customers biting on this one, or are you more interested in something higher end? Anybody that's interested can find the LG Optimus L9 in T-Mobile's online store

 
There are 6 comments

"4.7-inch 540 x 960 display" = Fail ...I think

mssca says:

In my opinion, if Android manufactures like LG wants to stay in the N. American and European markets, they should release better phones than this with the latest OS 4.2, nit 4.0.

Android should compete against WP and iP

Jayshmay says:

For only $80, this is a very, very well specced device.

MERCDROID says:

+9000

Damn. If only tmobile worked well in my area :(

aaronwe says:

Looks nice except for ICS, which is a dealbreaker, even on a mid-range phone. When will a handset maker explain why it takes a year before they can ship phones with the most recent version of Android?

It's not like there were any major framework changes between ICS and JB. It took most of the custom ROM developers a matter of weeks to get Jelly Bean up and running. So why is it acceptable for LG, HTC, and Samsung to still ship phones with ICS?

And why won't Google put its foot down and start denying Play Store access to phones that ship with old versions?