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Sprint’s Affordable, Eco-Friendly LG Optimus Elite Announced for the Earth Lovers; Available May 18th for $30

LG and Sprint have come together to announce the LG Optimus Elite, an eco-friendly Android smartphone for those on a budget. This device doesn’t exactly set the world on fire in more ways than one. (Yes, that was cheesy.) It has an 800MHz processor, a 5 megapixel camera, NFC capabilities, a 3.5 inch display and more. Not great, but not bad for $30 with a new two-year agreement. The device is set to launch May 18th. Head to the source link for press details and more information regarding its environment-friendly qualities. [Sprint]

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  • Magus2300

    It may not be a beast, but it’s nice to see a device that at least has the planet’s well being in mind.

  • wastry

    It’s so eco-friednly, that it’s utter crap – no one will buy one, so it’ll never leave the store shelves.

    Honestly, if a company is going to pander to these idiots who think global warming is real, they might as well charge $1,000 for it on-contract; only rich liberals buy into this crap.

    • https://plus.google.com/102290060063255149992 Alek Tritt

      Wow, you’re an idiot.

      • Boom! Its phatman

        Go buy the phone then and pat yourself on the back you saved the planet from turning into a fire ball by 2015 (as predicted by Al Gore)

        • https://plus.google.com/102290060063255149992 Alek Tritt

          Also an idiot.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/AJCS6WKUTO5AW5ZYM2ZRWZ4S6Y Bobby

            I’d rather alek think me an idiot than be a mindless sheep. You better get off your computer while you’re at it you hypocrite, greedy pig using all that electricity from coal…Go light another candle under your Al Gore poster.

    • bitch_please

      Global warming? Are you kidding me? This device isn’t eco friendly because it helps stopping global warming but because it’s made of recyclable materials. And people will buy it because it’s cheap, yet another selling point.

  • Jaswinder Singh

    On a one yr contract I will pay $80 for this but not interested in 2 yr contracts. I dont mind paying more for a newer nicer phone but not every 2 years

  • Boom! Its phatman

    You got the eco friendly LG elite?
    Good fer eeeewwwwee! *HiFive

    • Alexander Ramirez

      Theeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaanks!

      • http://www.facebook.com/cameron.schluchtner Cameron John Schluchtner

        Can we go home? you have been driving around showing off your phone ALL DAY

  • https://plus.google.com/102290060063255149992 Alek Tritt

    If they actually made their annual eco-friendly phone a good phone I might consider it but every year they’re crap.

    • BigBen7

      LG Viper LTE is eco-friendly.. not the best phone.. but still pretty darn good. 

  • http://www.geekchoice.com/washington-dc Dagmar Schneitz

    I admit, $30 for any LG device is borderline too good to be true. But I’d like to hear more about the enviornmental advantages of this.

  • superuser

    Wtf 800mz??? Not even 1ghz??? And no ics??

    • https://plus.google.com/102290060063255149992 Alek Tritt

      To be fair, a lot of people refused to buy the G2 because of it’s 800Mhz processor. What they didn’t take into account is that it was a newer processor than most phones had at the time, and is still one of the most flexible chips out there. My g2 is now running ICS like a dream and can easily clock at 1.9Ghz without a hitch.

  • Alexander Ramirez

    What exactly make a phone “eco friendly”? As far as I’m concerned, you still have to charge it, which requires the use of wall power, which can come from coal burning, hydro electric, solar, nuclear, etc. The last three of those options being the most “eco friendly.” But then again, you could also charge a regular “non-eco friendly” phone using any of those methods. How about the manufacturing process? What’s different about that? Are all the components made using all natural, organic materials? Biodegradable? It kinda sounds like a bunch of hoo-ha to me. Don’t get started on batteries…

    • Ben Kapferer

      I think it’s called “eco-friendly” because a high proportion of the phone is built from recycled materials.

  • Micha Ols

    Could be an interesting Phone for Mom&Dad.

  • http://hamidshaikh.com/ Hamid

    LG and Sprint have come together to announce the LG Optimus Elite, an eco-friendly Android smartphone for those on a budget. This device doesn’t exactly set the world on fire in more ways than one. (Yes, that was cheesy.) It has an 800MHz processor, a 5 megapixel camera 
    http://hamidshaikh.com

  • nardva

    It sd should be 50.00 of contract and free on contract.

  • Jesse Clark

    I think it’s worth nothing that this is one of the cheaper phones to include NFC capabilities. So, getting NFC out to a larger market could be helpful to Google Wallet.

  • https://market.android.com/developer?pub=Ender's+Games+and+Apps Brian Ouellette

    Should be out on Virgin Mobile in may too. I think in the $150 – $200 price range. Would be great on my $25 monthly plan