News by Dan Seifert on Tuesday November 08, 2011.
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Pre-paid carrier Straight Talk has added the LG Optimus Q as its second smartphone following the Samsung Galaxy Precedent. The Optimus Q sports a sliding design and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Sporting a 3.2-inch display, the Q has a four-row QWERTY landscape keyboard that slides out from underneath the screen. It also features a 3 megapixel camera with camcorder, and comes with 4GB microSD card pre-installed, though it supports cards up to 32GB in capacity. The Q's battery is said to be good for 5 hours of talk time or up to 7 days of standby. The Optimus Q runs a basic version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread without a custom interface.
Straight Talk is offering the LG Optimus Q online for $179.99 without a contract. It can only be used on the carrier's $45 per month unlimited service plan. Straight Talk's Android smartphone utilize service from Sprint's 3G CDMA network. [Straight Talk via Fierce Wireless]
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