THE INQUIRER can reveal that the LG Optimus Black smartphone is available now from T-Mobile and Orange.
We've seen the reports online stating that the Optimus Black will be available later in the month and even this coming Saturday. But LG has told The INQUIRER that the phone is available already.
The handset is "one of the world's thinnest Android smartphones" at 9.2mm and it is the first phone from LG to use its Nova technology for the 4in display. According to LG its Nova technology offers better outdoor visibility and more natural colours and it is more efficient compared to conventional LCD screens.
The Optimus Black will come out of the box with Android 2.2 Froyo but an update to Gingerbread will be available. Hardware wise the LG Optimus Black has a 1GHz processor, 2GB of internal memory, a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front camera and the handset is as light as a feather at just 109g.
We're not quite sure where the Optimus Black fits into the market at the moment with various dual core phones being released that are both thin and light, including LG's own Optimus 2X.
If you don't fancy getting the LG Optimus Black with the constraints of a contract then you can pre-order the phone on expansys.com for £405. µ