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Sliding out with the LG Optimus Slider (photos)

Equipped with a slideout QWERTY keyboard, the LG Optimus Slider on Virgin Mobile is the sequel to the LG Optimus V

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LG Optimus Slider lets you text away

As a sequel to the LG Optimus V, the LG Optimus Slider now boasts a brand-new keyboard for all your messaging needs.
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Four rows with red accents

The Slider's keyboard is accented nicely with red detailing, has four rows of keys, and includes navigational arrows.
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Easy-to-feel buttons

Not only do the keyboard buttons rise above the surface, but also the four usual navigational buttons below the screen -- making them that much easier to press.
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No flash photography

On the back, the Slider has a 3.2-megapixel camera with a Macro-focus feature. Unfortunately, a flash isn't included.
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A little bit thick

Even as a keyboard device, the Slider is a bulky 0.58-inch thick, and weighs 5.11 ounces.
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Don't forget the touch screen

In addition to navigating your handset with the keyboard, the Slider also has a 3.2-inch touch screen, similar to its predecessor, the Optimus V.

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