US Cellular Adding LG Optimus U

A new Android phone is now being offered by US Cellular for the holidays. It is the new LG Optimus U, a 2.2 Froyo-toting phone that may be yours for free after an $80 rebate. This is definitely a good offer.

Optimus U is actually just like the LG Optimus S. The letter at the end signifies the carriers where the “S” means Sprint and “U” mean US Cellular. There is also an Optimus T which is being carried by T-Mobile.

The phone has a 3.2 inch display, a 3.2 megapixel camera, 2 GB pre-installed Micro SD card which can be expanded to 32 GB, Wifi and a Swype onscreen keyboard. It also has a 600 MHz CPU which is not really the fastest one out there, but its speed is certainly enough to get you to different sites or wherever you want rather fast. Running the phone on Android 2.2 is an advantage since you can enjoy using it more with a little help from the JIT compiler.

You may find mail-rebates irritating, but $80 that you will get back certainly isn’t a bad offer. This Android handset can be best described as a smartphone. It is LG’s entry level product for this type of phones. It has high-end specs for 2009, but just around the mid-range for the present time. However, the phone does performs well and possess satisfying features. US Cellular must be pleased for having this phone as one of their products.

This new LG Optimus U is perfect for anyone who’s looking for their first smartphone and for those who may have limited budget. Loyal US Cellular customers must be excited for this since they may get the phone for free! It’s the best deal there is. But if a QWERTY keyboard-sliding type phone is what you’re looking for, you may want to try the LG Apex Ally for only $5. And for a better phone with more features, you may want to see The Samsung Mesmerize, or HTC Desire.

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