LG reveals 2 Gingerbread phones – Optimus Net and Optimus Pro

15 Jul 2011

LG will release two new Android phones – the Optimus Net and the Optimus Pro – later this summer in Europe.

Both devices will run on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and include a 1500mAh battery.

The two phones are both equipped with a 800MHz CPU.

The Optimus Pro focuses on QWERTY keyboard typing whereas the Optimus Net aims to consolidate social networking communications in one widget.

The Optimus Pro and the Optimus Net will be available in 30 markets globally from this summer, starting in Europe.

LG Optimus Net

LG Optimus Net

The Optimus Net has a 3.2 HVGA 320 x 480 display and includes LG SmartShare to share content to other DLNA-compatible devices.

Depending on the carrier, some European devices will have near field communications for mobile payments.

It features LG Social+, which includes social networking portals in one widget on the homescreen. It allows users to multitask between Facebook and Twitter.

The widget also offers one-click photo sharing with multiple social networking accounts.

The LG Optimus Net will be available in black and white.

LG Optimus Pro

LG Optimus Pro

The Optimus Pro offers a portrait QWERTY keyboard for typing along with a touchscreen 2.8-inch display.

It includes dedicated hotkeys for its email and scheduler apps for instant access.

The LG Optimus Pro will be available in white, ‘titan’ and black.