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LG announces Optimus One and Optimus Chic, confirms LG tablet

The Optimus One and Optimus Chic have just been announced at the LG Optimus Launch Conference in Seoul. Its confirmed that both phones will come with Android 2.2./Froyo out of the box as well as Google features such as Google Voice Action, Google Goggles and good old Google Search.

The LG Optimus One comes with an interesting new feature called LG App Advisor, a search tool which filters apps from the Android Market by country as well as recommending 10 of the most highly rated apps every couple of weeks. This is a nice feature for those new to Android who aren’t sure where to start when it comes to apps.

As its name suggests, the LG Optimus Chic is the more stylish for the two, featuring capacitive soft buttons (like those seen on the Nexus One) compared to the hard menu keys of the Optimus One. 

Camerawise the LG Optimus One comes with a 3-megapixel shooter while its Chic counterpart weighs in with a heavier 5-megapixel effort. The screens of both phones measure 3.2-inches across and are of the capacitive variety. Both of the two new Optimuses (Optimi?) also come with Wi-Fi and HSDPA for fast internet access.

As well as answering general questions about the two new phones, CEO and president of LG Mobile Skott Ahn revealed that LG is also hard at work on a tablet of some sorts: “LG is currently definitely working on [a tablet]… [we are] quite confident that we will provide the best of its kind when we are ready.” No projected release dates were given, or any other details about the tablet, but our guess is that it’ll run on Android too.

The LG Optimus One is due to arrive in these shores in October, with the Optimus Chic coming a month later; release dates unfortuantely aren’t any more specific than this at the moment.


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