LG Optimus Pro and Optimus Net Smartphones Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread Announced

LG Electronics today on July 15, launched two new Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" additions to the LG Optimus Series of smartphones -- the LG Optimus Pro (LG-C660) and the LG Optimus Net (LG-P690).LG Optimus Pro, is a first smartphone with a portrait bar QWERTY keyboard, and offers the best of both a physical keyboard and touch […]

LG Electronics today on July 15, launched two new Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" additions to the LG Optimus Series of smartphones -- the LG Optimus Pro (LG-C660) and the LG Optimus Net (LG-P690).

LG Optimus Pro, is a first smartphone with a portrait bar QWERTY keyboard, and offers the best of both a physical keyboard and touch display. The 2.8-inch display provides quick navigation while QWERTY keyboard is ergonomically designed for fast and accurate typing. Dedicated hotkeys for email and scheduler enable instant access for enhanced speed and convenience. Optimus Pro will be available in white, titan, as well as black.

LG Optimus Net -- featuring LG Social+, combines the most popular social networking portals in one convenient widget right on the homescreen. With a single click, users can multitask between updating their status on Facebook and Twitter while reading their friends' social media feeds on the same screen. The integrated social widget provides one-click photo sharing with multiple social media accounts from the home screen. In addition, 3.2 HVGA (320 x 480) display delivers clearer, sharper viewing of multimedia content while LG SmartShare function allows easy sharing of content with other DLNA-friendly devices.

LG says specifications for the Optimus Net will vary market by 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 SIMcompatible. The phone will be available in white, as well as black.

[Source: LG Press]