On sale in most parts of Europe, Asia and north America at the moment, the LG Optimus One has reached the one million unit mark within 40 days to make it the fastest selling handset ever for the Korean electronics firm.
“The versatile, powerful LG Optimus One was designed to provide an easy transition into the world of smartphones and as these numbers demonstrate, there is obviously a strong demand for this type of device,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.
The Optimus One, which is the third LG Android phone launched in the UK, is the first to run Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) which sees browser speeds increase (up to five times according to carrier 3) and allows the OS to run much quicker. LG has also built in two internal antennas which will help make the most of the 3G network. While the phone launched around the world last month, it only became available here in the UK two weeks ago. One of the attractions of the entry-level Android device is that it can be used as a Wi-Fi Hotspot.
Earlier this week, LG Mobile CEO Skott Ahn, said he hoped its latest range of Optimus mobile devices will enable it to take market share from rival smartphone manufacturers, such as Nokia, RIM, Apple and HTC. Adding that he thought the Optimus One and the Chic would sell 10million units worldwide, Ahn said: “‘We are launching the phones with 120 million customers in 90 countries. We are targeting a wide range of consumers across a wide range of market segments.”