LG recently announced a new mid-range smartphone, the LG Venice. This handset will be exclusively available for the Boost Mobile subscribers in the US. LG Venice comes with a 4.3 inch screen, 1 GHz processor, 5 megapixel camera and so on. This handset runs on the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System.
James Fishler, senior vice president, marketing and go-to-market operations, LG Electronics USA, said,
“With high-quality features, a stylish design and the wallet-friendly no-contract plan, LG Venice definitely stands out. LG and Boost Mobile continue to release innovative devices that exceed the expectations of those who use them. Whether it’s capturing still or video memories, connecting and sharing content with friends and loved ones, or viewing media on the crystal-clear touchscreen, Life’s Good with the LG Venice.”
LG Venice features a 4.3 inch display, sporting a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, Corning’s Gorilla Glass, 1 GHz processor, Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS, LG Optimus 3.0 user interface, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera with HD (720p) video recording capabilities, VGA front-facing camera for video chat, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB internal memory, MicroSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 3.0, QuickMemo and much more.
This handset allows you to access more than 675,000 apps from the Play Store. LG Venice will go on sale from October 10. This handset comes with a price tag of just $219.99 without any contract. However, you will need to subscribe to the $55 Android Monthly Unlimited plan. To get this handset, head over to this page.
LG recently announced a new entry-level phone in its popular Rumor family of handsets, the LG Rumor Reflex. This handset will be available for customers of Sprint and Boost Mobile. LG Rumor Reflex is basically a feature phone with 3 inch touchscreen display and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
This handset is the successor of the popular LG Rumor Touch phone. LG Rumor Reflex is the fifth device from Sprint with eco-friendly attributes and the second from Boost Mobile. The phone’s outer cover is constructed of 31 percent post-consumer recycled materials by weight as defined by UL Environment. The Lg Rumor Reflex is also a Carbon-Free certified device.
“LG is committed to being a leader of change in the mobile industry and is continually working to find new ways to weave recyclable alternatives throughout our product lineup,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of LG Mobile. “We are proud of our continued collaboration with Sprint to develop budget-friendly and environmentally conscious devices that don’t compromise function or design.”
LG Rumor Reflex features a 3 inch WQVGA touchscreen display, sporting a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 2 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities, microSD card slot, 32 GB expandable memory, Sprint Mobile email, Sprint Music Plus, Sprint TV, up to 5.3 hours of talktime and a 1000 mAh battery.
This handset measures 4.2 x 2.1 x 0.6 inches and weighs 4.7 oz. Sprint customers can get this handset for $29.99 with a two year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate. On the other hand, Boost Mobile subscribers can get this device for just $79.99 without any contract. LG Rumor Reflex will be available along with the recently announced ZTE Fury from Sunday, March 11.
It was just yesterday that Sprint had started rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread for its greenest Android phone – the Replenish.
Now, Boost Mobile, a local network operator in the United States, has announced that it will also be offering the Replenish under its network. For the unknown, here is a quick reminder about the specs of the handset – 600MHz processor, 2.8-inch HVGA resolution screen, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 512MB RAM, 2MP camera, and a QWERTY keypad.
Like on the Sprint’s network, the Replenish is also the greenest handset on the Boost network, and consists of up to 83% recyclable materials.
Boost will also be offering a “green benefit” program, where users can trade-in their old handset for the new Replenish or by making on-time payments with the carrier’s $55 unlimited monthly plan. The company will give a $5 discount to the user for every 6 on-time payments. Eventually, the Boost mobile user can enjoy unlimited text, data and calls on his Replenish for $40.
The Replenish will hit the Boost network on January 16th, and will be the carrier’s first sub-100$ phone.