Touching the LG Optimus T

The LG Optimus T is the first LG Android smartphone for T-Mobile.

SAN FRANCISCO--If you feel like you've seen the LG Optimus T before, don't fret. The Optimus T does look a lot like the Optimus One slated for Europe, and it also has very similar specs to the Optimus S for Sprint. The main differences between the Optimus T and the Optimus S are that the T doesn't have Sprint ID of course, and its button placement is slightly different. It also doesn't have the camera button on the side like the Optimus S, and as the Optimus T is slated for T-Mobile, it has the added benefit of Wi-Fi calling .

Aside from that, the Optimus T is very much a repeat of the Optimus S. It has that same soft touch finish on the back, the silver on the sides, and it comes in both burgundy and titanium gray. The screen is 3.7 inch HVGA, the virtual keyboard comes with Swype built in, and it has the usual connectivity features like Wi-Fi, GPS, stereo Bluetooth, and support for T-Mobile's 3G network. Like the Optimus S, you can also use the Optimus T as a mobile Wi-Fi hot spot for up to five devices. We found the overall navigation to be quite zippy, like when flipping through the home screens and swiping through the applications.

The Optimus T is expected to be out before the holiday season at a rather affordable price. Here are some close-up shots of it in our video and photo gallery if you'd like a better look.

 

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