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LG Optimus One Hits The One Million Mark

David Gilbert


LG Optimus One Hits The One Million Mark

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.”

Brian ONeill

November 16, 2010, 10:31 pm

I am on santa duty and i need to pick out a phone for the nieces and nephews for christmas. Is the htc wildfire still the best buy for an android phone under £200?


November 17, 2010, 4:05 am

I have one and I've never used a phone built as well. It's perfect, and Android 2.2 arriving in December should make it even faster.

The only flaw is the low res screen and that can be a deal breaker for some, but it makes up in that department by being compact and pocketable, something that can't be said of the Desire


November 17, 2010, 1:59 pm

@Brian ONeil,

Have a look at the Orange San Francisco. Great value for £99. AMOLED high-resolution screen and Android 2.1. Granted the Orange software on it is crap but you can easily remove this (and unlock the phone as well). Furthermore, an update to Android 2.2 should eb with us in the next couple of months.

Brian ONeill

November 17, 2010, 5:55 pm

Thanks Fraxos. That orange San Francisco does look at bargain. Even better it seems you can unlock it for free: http://www.itproportal.com/...

Any plans for a review?


November 18, 2010, 1:34 pm

A review of the Optimus one or San francisco coming up any time soon? hopefully!!

Brian ONeill

November 18, 2010, 6:06 pm

Bought a san franciso last night, and i must say for the money its amazing! Very comparable to an iphone at a quarter of the price, and i have an iphone myself.

Great screen, good preformance, an absolute bargain. If you are buying a phone for a present this should be top of the list.


November 19, 2010, 2:47 am

ok couldnt wait for the review. Went ahead and bought the San francisco as I realized I had £33 in my orange phone fund, so basically got the phone for £66, which is crazy! This is less than a paid for my nokia 6303i classic! Was trying to save up for the desire Z, so maybe this shows how over-priced some phones are?

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