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LG hits a million with the Optimus One

Jonathan Morris
November 16, 2010

LG has reached a million sales of its new Optimus One smartphone after just 40 days on sale, but the South Korean manufacturer is aiming for 10 million sales worldwide.

The Android 2.2 handset, optimised for Google, is being pitched by LG at first-time smartphone buyers who want a high performance experience that is competitively priced against ordinary feature phones.

Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company said: “The versatile, powerful LG Optimus One was designed to provide an easy transition into the world of smartphones and as these numbers demonstrate, there is obviously a strong demand for this type of device,

“Optimus One seems to be what many customers were waiting for, proving that smartphones aren’t just for early adopters anymore.”

The phone featuresa 3.2-inch HVGA-resolution display, LG’s own user interface, high-speed 3G data and a camera with face tracking and smile shot features. It is also given plenty of power, thanks to its 1,500mAh battery. It is available in a range of colours.

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