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LG Optimus One and Chic smartphones launch

LG-P500 and LG-E720 Android 2.2 handsets unveiled

LG Optimus One

LG has launched the latest models in its Optimus range, the LG Optimus One (LG-P500) and the LG Optimus Chic (LG-E720), aimed at first time smartphone users.

The handsets are among the first to run Android 2.2, the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, known as Froyo. This allows for two to three times faster web browsing, web-page loading, application pop-ups and multi-tasking, according to LG.

It says the devices are optimised for popular Google mobile services such as Google Maps, and offer access to all other Android applications. 

LG Optimus One

The LG Optimus One ‘with Google’ comes with the LG App Advisor that recommends 10 highly rated applications every two weeks. 

There’s a 3.2″ touchscreen LCD display and a 3Mp camera. It supports memory of up to 32GB with a Micro SD card and has wi-fi capabilities. 

It will be available in most of Europe from October but UK networks and pricing are still to be announced.

LG Optimus Chic

LG Optimus Chic

LG claims that users can remotely control its Optimus Chic handset from a PC, and wirelessly sync contacts and photos with LG’s Air Sync application. This model has a 3.2-inch touchscreen, touch-sensitive buttons and a 5Mp camera.

The LG Optimus Chic will be available in Europe from November, although UK networks and pricing are still to be announced, and will be available in two colour variants. 

We’ll be putting these models through our lab tests as soon as they go on sale. 

In the meantime find out what we think of current LG smartphones in the Which? mobile phone reviews.

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