Mar 30th, 2012

Sprint and Virgin Mobile are getting ready to receive a new entry-level device from LG in a few short weeks. While this wouldn’t normally be very exciting news, what’s interesting is what comes inside this budget device. The LG Optimus Elite will be the first NFC enabled device to be offered on a pre-paid wireless carrier here in the states. The Optimus Elite was revealed in a couple of promo shots today by the folks at PocketNow and will feature typical specs of an entry level device like 3.2-inch 480×320 reslution display, 800MHz processor, 5MP camera and of course, near field communications for making quick transactions at your local Kwik-E-Mart.

Sprint’s version of the LG Optimus Net should be releasing in the coming weeks with Virgin Mobile’s arriving sometime in May. Expect both devices to be easy on the wallet with the Sprint version most likely being offered free of charge with a 2-year.

What do you guys think about LG pushing low-cost, NFC devices for the masses? I suppose this could only help Google Wallet adoption, right?

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