LG Marquee / Ignite
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. For example, it includes access to WebMD, the AARP, MedsTimer, and a fall detector, among other services. The Active Senior ID pack is available on select handsets, including the LG Viper, Optimus Elite, and Marquee; the Motorola Photon 4G; the Samsung Galaxy Victory, Conquer 4G, Epic 4G, Galaxy S II, and Transform; the Kyocera Rise; and the ZTE Fury. The Sprint iD pack is free.
LG has reformulated the Optimus Black for Sprint and now calls it the Marquee. This slim smartphone is perhaps the lightest I've ever held.
Sprint today announced the LG Marquee, a new Android smartphone that will go on sale October 2 for $99.99 after rebate with a new agreement. The Marquee is a Sprint variant of the Optimus Black, which was announced earlier this year, and is being presented in partnership with the non-profit design collective MADE. Sprint and LG worked with fashion expert Stacy London and others to design custom cases for the Marquee. It has a 4-inch NOVA display with 800 x 480 pixels and a brightness of 700nit. The NOVA display also offers a 50% reduction in power needs while remaining bright enough for outdoor use. It has a 1GHz processor, 5 megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel secondary camera, 2GB of internal storage, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It also includes Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and supports mobile hotspot. The Marquee features Sprint iD user themes with Android 2.3. Current Sprint customers can pre-order the Marquee starting September 20.