Sprint now taking LG Viper 4G pre-orders, April 22 launch confirmed

The LG Viper 4G is now available for pre-order through Sprint for $99.99 when coupled with a new two-year service agreement. A quick scan of the handset’s order page reveals the phone’s expected release date. “We’ll do our best to get it to you before others get a glimpse on Sunday, April 22,” reads the description. Rumors pointed to the 22nd as the launch date, which should mark the general in-store availability of the Viper, but it sounds like Sprint will ship pre-orders as soon as they have stock available.

The Viper 4G will be Sprint’s first LTE device and will ship with Android 2.3. It features a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and NFC capabilities with Google Wallet.

[Sprint via PocketNow]

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  • http://twitter.com/pvwashington Patrick Washington

    Really?? This  phone should have been released like 6 months ago. No thanks LG.

    • Chris Swope

      Why would Sprint have released an LTE phone 6-months ago??  While the hardware would have been more relevant, such a release would be more ridiculed with no LTE service in place.

      • http://twitter.com/pvwashington Patrick Washington

        Well they could have not even stated LTE was equipped. Because regardless if it was 6 months ago or April 22nd….There is still no LTE to use on the phone. But atleast the hardware would have been on par with phones back then. Now this doesn’t even come close to being on par with anything in 2012.

        • malcmilli

          its a low end phone, the timing is fine, it competes with the htc one v.   

          They wanted to release a high end and a low end LTE phone with their LTE launch.  

          • http://twitter.com/pvwashington Patrick Washington

            Thats your opinion. And mine is anything being released with GB on it is not only low end, its irrelevent.

          • malcmilli

            I’m not saying its relevant for anyone who reads Engadget. But there are millions of people who don’t even know what ice cream sandwich is. Or people who want to give their junior high kids a phone but not an iPhone. And when they see $100 phone with 4g, i don’t think they’ll be thinking too much farther than that.

  • aeok18109

    it would have been remotely interesting had it come with ICS and a bump in speed to 1.5ghz

  • Craig

    Low end smart phone….

  • Aeires

    Odd how a dual core, LTE, NFC capable phone is being considered low end.  Only thing I see low on this is the price, which is a good thing.  My question is how stock it this, the image above and on Sprint’s site doesn’t look like the standard LG overlay (aka Touchwiz wannabe).

  • http://www.motoask.com/ Motorola Atrix forum

    Why the hell LG still launching products with Gingerbread