The Optimus Chic is the latest addition to LG’s Optimus line of devices and is exclusively available on Bell Mobility’s network. Position as an entry level smartphone, the Chic is available for $0 on a 3 year contract, or $250 without a contract. It’s powered by Android 2.2 and has a 5 megapixel rear facing camera. It’s an entry level phone, so you’re not going to find a GHz processor here. The Chic has a 600Mhz processor and the screen is a 3.2 inch capacitive touch. There is no comprimise when it comes to the network connectivity. The Chic is Quad-Band GSM network and supports HSDPA network, so you won’t have any problems with cellular reception or download speeds.
It may not have the fastest processor, and the largest screen around, but it’s priced well. The full press release is available below, and if you’re looking for more information, check out the Optimus Chic on Bell’s website.
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO — (January 17, 2011) –Canadians can now connect in style with the new LG Optimus Chic, LG’s latest smartphone available exclusively through Bell Mobility on Canada’s Best Network. The LG Optimus Chic operates on the Android 2.2 platform, offering both substance and style in this powerful smartphone.
“We are delighted to bring the latest smartphone in the Optimus series to Canada with the Optimus Chic,” said Colin Bettam, vice-president of Marketing, LG Electronics Canada. “This phone is unique in that it offers all of the power of an LG Smartphone and Android, all in a stylish design with a high gloss, minimalist finish that will surely be appreciated by customers with a discerning eye.”
Equipped with a high speed 600mHz processor and 3.2” HVGA capacitive touchscreen display, the LG Optimus Chicmakes loading Web pages fast and a pleasure to view. Designed to help users work smarter, communicate more easily, have fun while on the go and connect seamlessly with other devices, the Wi-Fi™ enabled Optimus Chic can be used as a portable wireless router to connect up to eight other Wi-Fi devices to the Web.
The Android 2.2 powered LG Optimus Chic also offers access to unique Google services such as Google Goggles™ which gives clients information about interesting landmarks after taking a photo and Voice Search™ which allows users to speak rather than type search queries. Gmail, Maps, YouTube, GTalk and more than 130,000 apps from Android Market are available as well.
– A 5MP camera with video
– A 3.2” capacitive touch screen
– Memory of up to 150MB, a microSD card up to 32GBplus and an external 2GB microSD in-box
– Digital compass and GPS
– Augmented reality browser
The LG Optimus Chic, offered exclusively by Bell Mobility, is available for $0 on a 3 year term with a minimum $50 voice and data plan or for $249.95 with no term.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 82,000 employees working in 77 countries around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $40 billion. LG Canada is comprised of five business units – Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air Conditioning. The company has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit www.lg.com.