LG Intros Second Android Phone Optimus GT540 In India

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Android is finding its pace in India, and handset makers start a competition to capture this just-started brewing market introducing high end and budget Android solutions.

LG also starts introducing Android handsets in India along with Sony Ericsson, Acer &  Samsung. LG introduces its 2nd Android phone Optimus GT540 in India.




Earlier South Korean electronics conglomerate LG launched GW620 in India in March 2010, their 1st Android handset for India. GW620 is a slide QWERTY, touchscreen handset along with other general refinement like 5MP camera, 3G, WiFi, and powered by Android OS v1.5 (Cupcake).

This time LG comes with a budget 3G enabled Android solution. Optimus540 is a touchscreen phone powered by Android OS v1.6 (Donut), which can make you sad. The handset has most of the required features like 3Mega Pixel camera, 3G with HSDPA 7.2Mbps, WiFi, Bluetooth, microUSB, 3.5" dedicated audio jack, A-GPS and others.

Though LG announced GT540 will be available in four color versions: black, white, silver and pink. We find Flipcart selling Optimus GT540 only in black edition at Rs 11999.LG has plans to bring more Android handsets in coming days along with a 'iPad Killer' tablet.

Specifications of LG GT540 Optimus:

Dimensions: 109 x 54.5 x 12.7 mm
Weight: 117 g
Display: 3” resistive touchscreen, 320 x 480 pixels
Android OS v1.6
Operating Frequency: 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 , 3G: HSDPA 900 / 2100
Camera: 3MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, 4X Zoom
Video Recording: 640x480, VGA@17fps
Video Player: MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263/WMV player
Music Player: MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+ player
3.5 mm audio jack
Voice Recording with Voice memo
Stereo FM radio with RDS
Memory:  114 MB, microSD support up to 32GB (2GB included)

Data & Connectivity
GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps; 3G:  HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR
microUSB - Data transfer and charging

Preloaded Applications: Task Killer, OI file manager, Layar, Wapedia, Foursquare, Ndrive, Dictionary,Wikitude, LG App Advisor, Shopsavvy, Qik, Shazam, PicSay Pro
Dedicated SNS client -Facebook, Bebo, Twitter
Google Market along with Google Apps -Google Talk, YouTube & Gmail

Other Features: Java MIDP 2.0, A-GPS, HTML Browser, SMS, MMS, Push Email, Instant Messaging, Organizer, Document viewer, Accelerometer

Battery: Standard Li-Ion 1500 mAh; Talk Time:  upto 15 hrs; StandBy Time: Up to 789 Hrs

Sales Package includes  Battery, Charger, Manual, Stereo Ear Microphone, USB Data Cable, 2GB Memory Card, Stylus Pen and Pouch.

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