Smartphones are increasingly getting more popular, but some are still ‘holding back’ from jumping into the smartphone bandwagon due to the initial difficulty of learning it.
LG Electronics, (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, introduces an affordable Android-powered smartphone, LG Optimus (LG GT540), a handset offering an optimal environment for first-time smartphone users with easy and convenient mobile access.
Dubbed as the affordable Android-Powered Smartphone for First-Time Users, LG Optimus allows users to enjoy diverse Android applications and automatic account synchronization with all Google mobile services. LG Optimus also features enhanced social networking functions in a high-powered multimedia environment.
“LG Optimus is the ideal choice for early smartphone users who expect all the features of smartphones without the complexity,” “This is a device that was designed for regular people who want to jump into the smartphone experience but have been hesitant to do so because of the learning curve. With the simplicity and power of the LG Optimus, coupled with a great design and highly attractive and affordable price tag, we hope to see more users enjoy the benefits of using smartphones.”
LG Optimus delivers smartphone benefits in a convenient Google internet package. With an automatically synchronized Google account, users need to only log-in once to enjoy YouTube, Gmail, Gtalk, Google Maps and more. With easy access to more than 100,000 downloadable applications and games from the Android Market, users can easily customize and expand their LG Optimus experience.
The SN Manager offers integrated access to social networking sites in a convenient platform that can manage multiple accounts. LG’s dedicated Social Networking Client allows users to easily keep track of their Facebook, Twitter and Bebo accounts. Moreover, the Social Networking System (SNS) widgets provide real-time status updates directly to the home screen without having to access any other applications. The handset’s multitasking feature allows users to view updates from friends and access their social media sites while simultaneously searching the phone’s contact list.
The user interface is customizable for maximum convenience. The LG Optimus can be customized to show anywhere from three to seven home screens displaying frequently used applications, news and weather, among other information, depending on user preference. Additionally, the main menu can be personalized to include up to 10 editable categories for faster, easier navigation. And, it allows you to view key notifications from the idle screen without the need to unlock your phone.
LG Optimus includes high-powered entertainment features that make the phone extra fun to use. The advanced media player allows users to watch DivX and Xvid videos directly without separate encoding and browsing multimedia files is especially enjoyable with the 3D thumbnail gallery.
The phone’s 3MP camera supports geo-tagging, auto face-tagging and face-to-action technology to allow users to create and share multimedia content from the phone. The LG Optimus has a built-in video editor with storyboard function so that users can add music and text to videos directly on the phone.
LG Optimus boasts a distinctive design that is both sleek and soft and is available in fashionable colors including pink, black and silver. What’s more, the phone includes a long-lasting 1500mAh battery, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 2.1 capability, assisted GPS, 32GB of expandable microSD memory.
The Android-powered LG Optimus GT540 is now being sold for PhP12,900 in major phone specialty shops nationwide.