Verizon will soon be the third U.S. wireless carrier to offer a version of the LG Optimus One, an entry-level smartphone running Google’s Android OS. This device, re-branded as the LG Vortex, is set to debut on Thursday.
It will run Android OS 2.2. Like all models running the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, it will come with a suite of communication and entertainment software, including a very capable web browser.
This LG model is going to offer support for Verizon’s 3G network, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It will be able to share its Internet connection with other computers over Wi-Fi.
The Optimus One will have a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera, GPS receiver, and a 1500 mAh battery.
Pricing & Availability
The LG Vortex will cost $80 with a new two-year customer agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.
It will be available in Verizon Wireless stores and at verizonwireless.com on Nov. 18.