LG G Flex now up for preorder via AT&T

The curved-screen phone can be had for $300 with the standard two-year contract.

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AT&T subscribers hankering for a curved-display smartphone can now preorder LG's G Flex.

The phone is listed on AT&T's Web site with a price tag of $300 with the usual two-year agreement. Buyers seeking other options can instead pay $26.74 or $34.75 per month via one of AT&T's Next installment plans or cough up $695 to go sans contract.

Customers can either preorder online or visit one of AT&T's retail stores. AT&T will officially launch the phone for sale on February 7. The phone will also be available this quarter through Sprint and T-Mobile but not through Verizon.

The G Flex competes with Samsung's Galaxy Round in the nascent flexible-screen phone market. LG's entry packs in a 2.26 GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, a 6-inch 1,280x720 display, 32GB of built-in storage, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a dose of Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2.

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Journalist, software trainer, and Web developer Lance Whitney writes columns and reviews for CNET, Computer Shopper, Microsoft TechNet, and other technology sites. His first book, "Windows 8 Five Minutes at a Time," was published by Wiley & Sons in November 2012.


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