Upcoming Releases: Virgin Mobile & Sprint LG Optimus Elite
If you are over in the good old US of A, and are one of the Android faithful on either Sprint or Virgin Mobile it appears there is a new smartphone headed your way in the form of the LG Optimus Net although when the device hits Sprint and Virgin Mobile it will be known at the LG Optimus Elite.
According to the guys over at Pocket Now, the LG Optimus Elite’s model numbers, which has already passed the FCC and other certification bodies are the LS696 for Sprint and the VM696 for Virgin Mobile whilst the model number for the global LG Optimus Net is P692.
The guys do say that other than that NFC function the LG Optimus Elite delivers standard entry level to mid level features that include a 3.2-inch HVGA touch screen, a 5 megapixel main camera, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, an 800MHz processor and microSD expansion, and presumably running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Apparently customers can expect the Sprint version to arrive first and followed by the Virgin Mobile model by the end of May or so word has it, and the LG Optimus Elite will replace the LG Optimus S, although naturally there’s no word on what the LG Optimus Elite will hit the pocket for on either carrier just yet.
The guys further say that the LG Optimus Elite is apparently the LG Optimus Gelato that has been rumoured in the past, but there is still a wait for the Gelato Q to arrive, which is the QWERTY packing LG Enlighten for Verizon with the model number LS700.
SO will any of our Sprint or Virgin Mobile readers out there be considering the LG Optimus Elite once it arrives by the end of May?