LG has extended its Optimus series of smartphones with two new low-end models: the LG Optimus Pro (LG-C660) and the LG Optimus Net (LG-P690).
Both phones are running Android 2.3 or Gingerbread with a 800MHz CPU and a 3-megapixel camera. Both are heavily social networking oriented.
The Optimus Pro sports a portrait bar full QWERTY keyboard, and a 2.8-inch touchscreen above it. It has dedicated hotkeys for email and scheduler. It comes in white, titan and black.
The Optimus Net has a 3.2-inch HVGA (320 x 480) screen and an integrated social networking widget that will let users update their Facebook and Twitter accounts with a single click while reading their friends’ social feeds on the screen at the same time.
The Optimus Net will be quite a different device depending on the market. In the U.S, it’ll have a QWERTY keyboard, and in Brazil, China, Asia and parts of Eastern Europe, the Optimus Net will be dual SIM-compatible. The device will also be NFC-enabled in certain European markets.