Virgin Mobile USA officially launched the LG Optimus V today. The phone is now available on VM's web site for $149.99 plus state sales tax where applicable. Shipping is free.
Probably the most anticipated prepaid phone in a long time the Optimus V is a nicely spec'ed modern Android handset with a 3.2-inch touch-screen display. It's 3G (the faster EVDO rev A) and Wi-Fi capable, has a 3.2 MP camera and video.
Additional features include:
- Swype, a faster and easier way to input text on any screen, using one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard which enables users to input words faster and easier than other data input method, up to 40 words per minute
- Contact and calendar sync via ActiveSync
- Android Web browser
- Full integration of Google Apps™ such as Google Maps™, Gmail™ and Google Navigation™
- Document file viewer
- Built-in music player