Sprint and Virgin Land Eco-Friendly LG Optimus Elite
Updated: tweaked punctuation
Sprint today announced the LG Optimus Elite, a new Android smartphone that adds to its roster of environmentally conscious devices. Its ecological features include an outer shell that is made of 50% recycled plastics; RoHS compliance, which means it is free of hazardous materials such as PVC, phthalates, halogens and mercury; and ULE Platinum Certified for sustainability. The Sprint version comes in fully recyclable packaging that is printed with soy inks, contains 87% post-consumer paper, and is free of glues. The Virgin Mobile variant's packaging contains 30% post-consumer paper. The handset itself runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a 3.5-inch display, 800MHz processor, 5-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi with mobile hotspot capability, near-field communications, and Google Wallet. The LG Optimus Elite goes on sale via Sprint's web site and telesales Sunday, April 22 for $29.99 after rebate with new contract. In-store availability is set for May 18. Exact pricing and availability for Virgin Mobile will be announced later.
LG Optimus M+ Available from MetroPCS for $129
MetroPCS recently began selling the LG Optimus M+ through its web site and retail stores. The M+ is similar to the Optimus Elite, which is being sold by Sprint and Boost Mobile, though the M+ looses NFC and Google Wallet.
LG Optimus Elite Hits Virgin Stores May 15 for $149
The LG Optimus Elite will be available at Virgin Mobile USA stores starting today, May 15, for $149.99. The Optimus Elite is an Android phone that is eco-friendly and offers NFC and Google Wallet.
Sprint Intros iD Pack for Seniors
Sprint today announced the availability of a new Sprint iD pack that is aimed at making smartphones easier to use for seniors. The Active Senior ID pack includes 20 applications and services that Sprint believes can help to improve the smartphone experience for older users.
Sprint Offers PTT to Android Phones Via New App
Sprint today announced a new application for Android smartphones that enables push-to-talk functionality. The app, called Sprint Direct Connect Now, brings PTT calling features to devices such as the Kyocera Rise and LG Optimus Elite.
Sprint Confirms Prepaid Service to Launch January 25
Sprint confirmed today that it plans to launch Sprint-branded prepaid cellular service, called Sprint As You Go, later this month. The service will offer several phones for full retail price along with altered versions of Sprint's service plans.
Elite? More like Ho-Hum
Come on LG.... cut this crap out!