LG Viper 4G LTE arrives at Sprint

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Everyone is talking about going green these days, and it makes perfect sense, too. After all, we have but a single earth here, so if we are not going to take affirmative action to go green ourselves, who else is? Sprint, one of the big four mobile carriers in the US, will be offering the LG Viper 4G LTE smartphone later this month, where it will retail for a mere $99.99 with a spanking new two-year service agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate. Current and existing customers who are interested will be able to place a pre-order for the LG Viper from next Thursday onwards.

I do wonder, however, as to why this puppy has been named after a venomous snake. After all, isn’t it supposed to portray a green image that we can all identify with? A poisonous serpent is not going to do much, but when you brush the naming convention aside, all we are left with would be the nitty gritty, the essential parts. Basically, the LG Viper will run on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, and accompanied by 1GB RAM, boasting mobile hotspot capabilities and a microSD memory card slot which is capable of holding away yet another 32GB of data. At the back lies a 5-megapixel camera with flash, while in front you would be greeted by a VGA camera that paves the way for a fun and easy face-to-face video chat experience.

One other advantage of the LG Viper would be the inclusion of Near Field Communication (NFC), where you are able to access true value features including Google Wallet, an app that paves the way for payment using a mobile device at participating retailers, where among them include Bloomingdales, Toys “R” Us, CVS, Gap and Macy’s. The 4″ touchscreen display is said to offer remarkably bright and clear sight even in direct sunlight. A Corning Gorilla Glass screen protector ensures it has added strength and resistance just in case you happen to be a little bit rough with it.

As for the eco-friendly features of the LG Viper, they include ULE Platinum Certification, a casing made of 50% recycled plastics, is RoHS compliant, and a packaging that holds up to 87% of post-consumer paper, with printing done by soy ink.

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