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LG Announces Optimus Black Coming This Month

David Gilbert



In a bit of a confusing announcement LG this morning said a white Optimus Black will be available here next month following the launch of the black Optimus Black this month.

The South Korean manufacturer has announced that the smartphone we first saw back at CES last January will be coming to Europe first before heading to Asia and America later in the year. T-Mobile has already said that it would be offering the slim handset and possibly on sub-£30 contracts. The regular version of the handset will be available in May with pink and white versions coming in June for the style conscious out there.

The Optimus Black was a little overshadowed at CES by the launch of the Optimus 2X – LG’s dual-core superphone. The Optimus Black is powered by a 1GHz single core Texas Instruments processor, runs Android 2.2 and boasts LG's new display technology, NOVA. When it was announced at CES, LG claimed it was the world’s thinnest smartphone but that title has since been nabbed by the Xperia Arc, but at 9.2mm the Optimus Black isn’t exactly bulky. The Optimus Black also boasts a five megapixel rear camera and two megapixel front-facing camera for video-calling goodness.

As a more concrete launch date is announced we'll let you know when and where the Optimus Black will be available.

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