LG Optimus Slider to hit Virgin Mobile USA


If you’re one of the minority who subscribes to Virgin Mobile USA, then you might be interested to know that the carrier has yet another QWERTY keyboard smartphone that runs on the Android operating system coming your way – in the form of the LG Optimus Slider. Yes sir, this smartphone with a slide-out keyboard would make it perfect for those who absolutely loathe virtual keyboards even until today, simply because it is far easier to type with a physical keyboard, and the kind of tactile feedback that you receive makes it all the more satisfying.

It doesn’t matter if you are a heavy social networker or just have tons of emails and text messages to sift through each day – the LG Optimus Slider will make short work of any messages that you intend to write out. It will arrive Stateside from October 17th onwards for $199.99 a pop at online sources, while those who prefer brick-and-mortar stores can look forward to the handset in Best Buy and RadioShack on October 31st (hello, Halloween!), with Sprint and Target stores to follow in November.

Just in case the LG Optimus Slider looks extremely familiar to you, this is actually the second generation of the popular LG Optimus V that rolled out earlier this year, and has remained one of the most popular smartphones on Virgin Mobile USA. What are some of the hardware specifications that the LG Optimus Slider will bring to the table? Well, we are looking at a decent 3.2″ touchscreen display (which might seem to be a bit too small these days), the slide out QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 3.2-megapixel camera, a microSD memory card slot, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity.

Pre-installed apps include Virgin Mobile Live 2.0 for your social networking needs, while you can also access the Virgin Mobile branded music stream that is hosted by DJ Abbey Braden. Anyone interested so far?

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6 reviews or comments

Marsha Says: October 2, 2011 at 9:45 am

I have the Samsung Intercept and this ish looks like the same thing
The only news I want to hear from VIrgin Mobile is the price reduction of the sexy sleek Motorola Triump

Neagle Says: October 2, 2011 at 11:39 am

I have had the LG Optimus V going on 9 months now and overall it has proven to be a reliable phone. My only major gripe is the phone on-board memory is marginal but sufficient if you do not overload it with apps. The stock virtual keyboard is lacking especially if you have big fingers. I currently use the “Go” keyboard app that allows customizing the keyboard layout spacing but I would most likely opt for the slide out keyboard if I were purchasing a new phone.

JESSE Says: October 3, 2011 at 12:42 am


Neagle Says: October 3, 2011 at 7:37 pm

JESSE, Yep. As long as Sprint has a good network in your area.

LRH Says: October 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Yes, about time. I have the LG Optimus V & I only got it instead of the Samsung Intercept because everyone said it was so terrible. Well typing on the screen is terrible to me, just AWFUL. It’s not as bad as when I first started, but it’s still basically awful. Anytime I’ve used my wife’s LG Rumor Touch (a “messaging” slider phone) and texted on it, it was MUCH better. To get this in on the LG Optimus phone would be HUGE.

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