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LG Optimus T, Optimus S (photos)

LG turned out two new Android smartphones at CTIA Fall 2010: the Optimus T for T-Mobile and the Optimus S for Sprint.

CNET Reviews staff
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LG Optimus T

The LG Optimus T is the first LG Android smartphone for T-Mobile. It ships with Android 2.2 and has a 3.2-inch HVGA display, a soft-touch finish on the back, a 3.2-megapixel camera with video recorder, a virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype built in, a 600Mhz processor, Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, and support for T-Mobile's 3G network. It also features "Voice Actions for Android," which lets you control a variety of phone functions--text messaging, searching Google, etc.--just by using your voice.

It will be available in time for the holiday season, according to LG.

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LG Optimus T

The LG Optimus T is slim and lightweight, and looks a lot like the LG Optimus One that was announced for Europe earlier this year. It is available in both titanium and the burgundy color you see here.
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LG Optimus S

The LG Optimus S is a lot like the Optimus T save for a few design elements. They both have a 3.2-inch HVGA display, and they both have the 3.2-megapixel camera. The rest of the specs are pretty similar--Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS--but of course it's available for Sprint instead.

The Optimus S is one of Sprint's launch devices for a new user interface package Sprint is calling Sprint ID. The idea of the "ID Packs," as Sprint calls them, is that you can swap different identities out depending on what widgets or applications you want to access easily. For example, for a Business ID Pack, you might want your corporate e-mail button to be right on the home screen. For a Home ID Pack, you might prefer to have your grocery list instead. Sprint has also partnered with various content partners like Disney, ESPN, and Yahoo to come up with custom ID Packs centered around those particular companies--like a news feed app or custom Disney wallpaper.

Like the Optimus T, the Optimus S is billed as an entry-level smartphone. It also ships with Android 2.2, and it is available for only $49.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new two-year agreement with Sprint. It will be available on October 31, and you can get it from RadioShack as well as Sprint retail.

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