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Sprint and Virgin Land Eco-Friendly LG Optimus Elite

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Apr 17, 2012, 10:33 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e
updated Apr 17, 2012, 10:41 AM

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.


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Apr 17, 2012, 9:02 PM

Elite? More like Ho-Hum

This device should be called the Optimus Boring! Come on LG! You've already released a great device like the LG Optimus black, why do you keep releasing CRAP that has the Optimus name plate when we KNOW you can make a good phone?

Come on LG.... cut this crap out!
To me, this looks like 1st generation Android!
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