Sprint’s eco-friendly entry-level LG Optimus Elite might not have been on top of many wish lists when it started selling a few weeks back, but since Virgin Mobile started offering the phone, things seem to have changed a bit.
The Elite’s initial stocks on Virgin were sold out in the preorder phase, and now you have two more reasons to want the device. Worry not, though, because the carrier’s website appears to have enough phones this time around to satisfy demand!
The two deals offered by LG, Virgin, and Google will fill your virtual pockets with no less than $60, which means that you will actually pay only 90 bucks for the SIM-free Optimus Elite.
LG might not represent a force to be reckoned with in the high-end smartphone market niche, but when it comes to entry-level Android devices, the company has had its fair share of success. The latest low-end device to enjoy a US release is the Optimus Elite, available on Sprint for a couple of weeks already and set to hit Virgin Mobile tomorrow.
The pre-orders for the eco-friendly 3.5-incher on Virgin Mobile started last week and, much to our surprise, the phone’s stocks have already been exhausted. Could the interest over the Optimus Elite have been so high that Virgin simply doesn’t have any devices left? Or could it just be a marketing scheme, a way to build up hype [...]
Despite the fact that both Samsung and HTC produce a wide range of Android devices, from affordable ones to the more expensive lines, the mere mention of the two names immediately conjures up images of top of the crop smartphones. LG, on the other hand, is not quite up there yet as a brand. It’s not surprising to see the Korean manufacturer trying to make the most of its entry level smartphone offerings. The LG Optimus Elite, which hits Sprint and Virgin Mobile, is the company’s latest attempt to dominate the lower end of the Android sphere.
The LG Optimus Elite sports a respectable 3.5-inch screen and 320 x 480 resolution. Under the hood, you’ll find an 800MHz [...]