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Virgin Mobile Lands HTC Wildfire S, LG Optimus Slider

Sep 30, 2011, 9:45 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Sep 30, 2011, 10:47 AM

Virgin Mobile USA today announced the addition of two Android handsets to its pre-paid lineup, the HTC Wildfire S, and the LG Optimus Slider. The Wildfire S will be Virgin Mobile's first device from HTC. It was announced earlier this year. The LG Optimus Slider (pictured) is a rebranded version of the LG Enlighten, and as the name implies is a sideways slider that offers a full QWERTY keyboard. It has a 3.2-inch HVGA display, 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The HTC Wildfire S will be available October 23 at Best Buy and RadioShack for $199.99. The LG Optimus Slider will be available October 17 from Virgin Mobile's web site for $199.99; October 31 in Best Buy and RadioShack stores; November 6 at Target; and November 13 in Sprint Stores.

LG 'Enlightens' Verizon Wireless's Budget Lineup

Sep 21, 2011, 8:08 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   updated Sep 21, 2011, 8:21 AM

Verizon Wireless today announced the LG VS-700 Enlighten, a budget Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone. The Enlighten features a 3.2-inch 320 x 480 display, 800MHz processor, sideways slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and video capture. Other specs include Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, microSD card support, seven home screen panels, and 3G mobile hotspot. The LG Enlighten will be available online September 22 and in stores September 29 for $79.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

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