Last weeklaunched two new Android Handsets, the Optimus One and the Optimus Chic. However, for now we can all forget about the Optimus Chic, as there are no plans to release it in the UK. However, the Optimus One is due in the UK, and due next month too (a note to Nokia: , like Apple, can launch worldwide and move from announcement to stock in shops pretty quickly, unlike you…)
So, theOptimus One is an Android v2.2 handset, and ships with a 1500mAh battery and a 3.2″ capacitive touchscreen. There will be a carkit accessory available (at extra cost). Although it’s a Google phone, one interesting addition from is the App Advisor which will recommend 10 highly rated applications every 2 weeks (although it will be interesting to see if this is still advising of new apps in a year or two…)
At 113.5 x 59 x 13.3 mm and weighing 129g it’s a pretty good size, although I note the screen is apparently only 256k colours. It features a 3 megapixel camera, and has WiFi, Bluetooth, G Sensor, Digital Compass and an FM Radio. It also comes with a 2GB microSD card.
Although I don’t see this as being the highest of specs, I suspect, like manyhandsets, this will be sensibly priced, and sell in quite large numbers, potentially on PAYG more than contract, and will provide many people with their first experience of an Android phone. It’s out next month, although no word on price yet.
If you are reading this directly on thewebsite, you should also find a video from about the Optimus One.