LG Optimus Slider Makes An Appearance On Best Buy’s Website


Best Buy has outed the LG Optimus Slider today by listing the device as “coming soon” on their website. We thought we had this pegged for Sprint but it looks like they may have passed on this device, instead handing it off to Virgin Mobile. While we don’t have too many details to give, we can tell you that just like the Slider’s other Optimus cousins, the device will feature largely the same specs but this time with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Other notable specs include a 3.2-inch display, 3MP camera and running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Optimus Slider will carry a very affordable $200 price tag for a contract-free plan on Virgin Mobile. We’ll provide you with more details as soon as this device is officially announced.

[Via PhoneArena]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Nicee.. But man why can’t prepaid places get awesome phones like a gs2? I know that they are trying to show a cost efficient means but prepaid no contract isn’t going to take off unless the phones are on par with contract phones.

    1. I dont think the (parent) carriers really want pre-paid to take off… the post paid is the “bread and butter” for these companies.

      1. Not to mention, without the subsidies you get on a contract plan, a high end phone like the SGS2 would cost far too much for most consumers to consider

        1. Oh, but that’s the illusion of contract plans. You’re actually paying an extra $400-500 a year for the same service in order to be locked into a contract incentivised by better phones to choose from. Some of these contract only phones cost as much, or more than these prepay phones cost up front. No phone is worth $200 + $1000 over two years, especially when you’re just going to end up junking it for the next must have phone of the moment that you over pay for across the next two years.

  2. FYI – just found out today that a number of the Metro PCS lower cost android phones will not load/play Adobe Flash/Air, as the CPUs &/or clock speeds on these phones do not meet min-requirements so there is no s/w available on the marketplace for them… (Wonder if this phone is in the same camp) Buyer beware…

    1. Yeah, that’s pretty much old news by now; all these lower end prepaid phones have and Arm 6, which Adobe refuses to support. Been that way for a long time now.

  3. Bad news, Bestbuy took the page down. They migt have gotten in trouble for leaking the phone info early. Don’t understand since the Triumph was put up like a month and a half early and its page even said WHEN the phone would come out

  4. That is NOT lower-end idiots…..It is mid-end !!!

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