LG Connect 4G Coming To MetroPCS Within 1-Month

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Looks like we can predict the future: MetroPCS this morning announced the addition of the LG Connect 4G to their lineup of 4G Android Phones. Powered by Android 2.3 and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the Connect 4G doesn’t overwhelm, but the important factor LG and MetroPCS remind us of is the combination of speed and affordability:

“LG Connect 4G provides MetroPCS customers with a fast and affordable 4G LTE device that delivers a powerful multimedia experience,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile.

An affordable dual-core 4G device is a pretty enticing product proposition. In fact, there haven’t been many dual core 4G Android Phones launched in the history of the world, yet somehow seeing 2.3 will undercut the product’s actual value for those wanting the latest (4.0) version of Android guaranteed.

The Connect sports a 4-inch screen with NOVA display and Corning Gorilla Glass, 5MP camera with flash, front-facing camera, dolby-digital sound, and pre-loaded with Rhapsody Unlimited Music Service.
Then comes the affordability. While I have yet to see an actual price attached to the phone, they do mention the no-contract offering will be available for $50 or $60 per month. The $50 a month has a 1GB streaming video cap while the $60/month is unlimited. Considering you’ve got 4G service, you’ll probably want to ante up the extra $10 bucks and squeeze out all the bandwidth you can.
See the full press release below:
MetroPCS and LG Mobile Bring Incredible Entertainment and Exceptional Value with Launch of New LG Connect 4G
LG Connect 4G Delivers Multitasking Magic with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 4G Connectivity on Nation’s Only No Contract 4G LTE Provider
DALLAS, LAS VEGAS and SAN DIEGO – (Jan. 9, 2012) – MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and LG Mobile today announced the latest addition to MetroPCS’ 4GLTE-enabled smartphone line-up with the powerful LG ConnectTM 4G. Available within the next month, LG Connect 4G is powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and is MetroPCS’ first handset to feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, giving consumers a powerful multi-tasking tool for their daily needs and entertainment.
“Our customers demand a stellar service and device experience and we’re excited to provide another option that allows them to enjoy entertainment, handle business and stay connected at an incredible overall value,” said Tom Keys, president and COO of MetroPCS. “We’re committed to meeting our customers’ changing needs and offering a full spectrum of handsets that fit every budget and lifestyle.”
LG Connect 4G packs features and performance into a sleek, modern design that is big on style but not on bulk. Its brilliant 4-inch NOVA display with patented technology from LG, together with a Corning® Gorilla® Glass Screen Protector, provide consumers with unparalleled viewing pleasure and durability. And with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 720p HD video recording, the LG Connect 4G delivers a tremendously responsive user experience when browsing the web and capturing or viewing video. The phone’s Dolby® Mobile feature offers a high quality sound experience for all stored music and users won’t miss out on streaming all their favorite tunes thanks to the pre-loaded Rhapsody Unlimited Music service. LG Connect 4G is also equipped with a 5MP rear camera with flash and a front facing camera.
“LG Connect 4G provides MetroPCS customers with a fast and affordable 4G LTE device that delivers a powerful multimedia experience,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile. “LG Connect 4G users will never miss a beat while on-the-go and can create, share and view photos or images on one of the brightest displays on the market.”
Consumers interested in LG Connect 4G can choose between MetroPCS’ affordable smartphone plans of $50 and $60, taxes and regulatory fees included. Both plans feature unlimited talk, text and 4GLTE web browsing, with the $50 plan offering 1GB of multimedia streaming access (streaming video, audio and game content) and the $60 plan offering unlimited multimedia streaming access.

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