LG GT540 Optimus Android Phone

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The LG GT540 is a mobile phone that was set to be sold worldwide in April 2010, which means that at last a guaranteed LG android phone will be released in the United States right. Well since then the phone has taken on The Sir Name of LG Optimus One This piece of hardware is designed as a specialized social networking phone. The device seems to be geared toward neophyte Smartphone users that are interested in keeping up with their various social site profiles while on the move.

It comes in several colors, is definitely powered by android 2.0, has a 3 megapixel camera, and the usual Google package that comes with android phones. Such notable apps as Google Maps, Search, Gmail, the Android Market, and Youtube are all included with this smartphone. As a further note of interest it also has support for up to 32gb's of microSD storage.

While it is still considered a midrange capacity smartphone the suspected lower end price tag and capacity to reach a wider audience because of this has lead to many professionals in the marketing and technology fields to cite this phone as having the capacity to become a powerful sales force for the LG company.

Also known as LG GT540 Swift
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 2100
Announced 2010, January
Status Available. Released 2010, June
Size Dimensions 109 x 54.5 x 12.7 mm
Weight 115.5 g
Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 256K colors (65K effective)
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.0 inches
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Sound Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Internal 130 MB storage
Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, microUSB
Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus
Features Geo-tagging, face detection
Video Yes, VGA@17fps
Secondary No
Features OS Android OS, v1.6
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes
Colors Black, White, Pink
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
- Social networking integration with live updates
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail
- YouTube, Google Talk
- Facebook, Twitter, Bebo integration
- MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
- Organizer
- Document viewer
- Voice memo
- T9
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 500 h (2G) / Up to 500 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 5 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 7 h 20 min (3G)
LG GT540 Optimus Android Phone is a great first time or entry phone for the Android World. Very affordable at almost half the price of many high end Smartphones. Its defiantly worth considering.