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LG Optimus One Launching On Verizon As Vortex?

We only covered the announcement of the LG Optimus line of mid-range Android phones last week, and we are already seeing rumors of the Optimus One headed to the US on Verizon as the Verizon Vortex. The Droid Guy received an image of a phone that may be the Optimus One, but has taken on some significant differences from the last time we saw the Optimus One.

Below are the specs of the Optimus One released by LG:

  • Android 2.2
  • 3.2" HVGA display
  • 600MHz processor
  • 1500mAh battery
  • 3MP camera

The phone pictured above also seems to have undergone a significant cosmetic change for Verizon, sporting what appears to be a completely new outer shell which

I tried to visit the source page from The Droid Guy, but I kept getting harassed by spyware/malware pop-ups from the site, so I'll only link to it here.

MobileCrunch adds that we have "no firm US release dates just yet, but The Droid Guy expects it before Thanksgiving, and additionally mentions that the Optimus One is also heading for T-mobile."

Pricing is also not confirmed, but I'll take a wild guess and say between $0 and $100 on a two-year contract based on the pricing schemes I have seen recently fomr Verizon. Don't come knocking on my door if I'm wrong though, as it is just a smei-educated guess.

Android Central reminds users interested in the phone to "fingers crossed that something untoward doesn't happen to what may be an otherwise decent mid-level Android phone." Especially after hearing that the HTC Lexikon might be getting the Fascinate treatment.

Other Sources: Android Central, MobileCrunch

Image from Android Central

Source: The Droid Guy

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