Virgin Mobile Adds LG Optimus V to Line-up

Posted by at 11:40 am on February 1, 2011

Virgin Mobile USA expands its handset lineup with the introduction of LG Optimus V, increasing its selection of Android handsets.  LG Optimus V creates a unique user experience that will keep people connected and in-the-know while on-the-go. LG Optimus V will become available in other major retailers throughout the month as well.

“More than 44 percent of smartphones purchased in the third quarter of 2010 were Android based with the iPhone coming in second1,” said Bob Stohrer, vice president-Marketing, Virgin Mobile USA. “With LG Optimus V on Android, Virgin Mobile customers who crave constant connectivity get a highly functional device with a high-resolution 3.2” touch screen paired with an affordable monthly plan and no annual contract.”

Android and Social Networking

LG Optimus V, similar to the LG Optimus S, gives Virgin Mobile customers full integration of social networking apps, Microsoft Outlook Exchange e-mail and advanced messaging capabilities. In addition, Optimus V users also have access to more than 100,000 applications currently available on the Android Market.

LG Optimus V also comes with a 3.2-inch touch-screen display, 3G and Wi-Fi capable, a 3.2 MP camera and video, and preloaded applications, including popular social apps such as YouTube and Google Talk.

Additional Features

  • Swype, a faster and easier way to input text on any screen, with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. The patented technology enables users to input words faster and easier than other data input methods—at over 40 words per minute
  • Contact and calendar sync via ActiveSync
  • Android Web browser
  • Full integration of Google Apps such as Google Maps, Gmail and Google Navigation
  • Document file viewer
  • Built-in music player
  • Optimus V is the second Virgin Mobile phone to offer Virgin Mobile Live, an online music stream of performances by past & present Virgin Mobile Festival artists including studio tracks, exclusive Festival performances and more, for free

Price and Availability

The Optimus V is rolling out at Radio Shack stores and at http://www.virginmobileusa.com beginning today for $149.99,

The launch of LG Optimus V also marks Virgin Mobile’s new handset packaging that is more eco-friendly. The green packaging is now composed of 100% recycled plastic and uses almost 50% less plastic.

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