Recent polls suggest that people actually prefer touchscreen keyboards, but this writer would beg to differ. Having made the jump from a Blackberry Bold to a Samsung Galaxy S II, I still have to say that I miss the satisfaction that tactile keyboards provide.

With that in mind, enter the LG Optimus Note. Leaked in a recent press shot, the Optimus Note features a very respectable set of specs, and features on of the first beefed up versions of Nvidia’s Tegra 2 SoC, being that it is clocked at 1.2 Ghz, as opposed to the standard 1Ghz speed we have all come to know (and love).

It’s a slider smartphone, measuring 12.3 mm thin, and comes with the following specs below.


  • 1.2 Ghz dual core Tegra 2 SoC
  • 4 inch WVGA NOVA display (800×480 resolution)
  • Android 2.3+
  • 5 megapixel rear camera, with LED flash
  • VGA front facing camera
  • 8GB of internal memory

While regular visitors of this site and other mobile tech blogs will decry the lack of bleeding edge specs like what’s on board the upcoming HTC Vigor, the Nexus Prime, and more, I happen to think that the more QWERTY’s the better.

Sure, it doesn’t have an 8 megapixel or a qHD display, but I bet it will be good enough. There’s still a market for people that dislike virtual keyboards, right? The last little bit of info worth mentioning is that this particular QWERTY phone will feature a four row keyboard as well.

Any takers?