Mixed news for all those looking forward to getting their hands on the first of the new wave of dual-core smartphones – the LG Optimus 2X – next month.
To get the bad news out of the way first, you won't be able to. That's because for reasons unknown LG has put back the Optimus 2X's release until March 21, exactly a month after when we'd originally been led to believe it would be making its appearance.
However, the good news is that it'll be coming free – on contract, anyway. Head over to Expansys now and you'll be able to pre-order your LG Optimus 2X through Vodafone on deals starting at £30.65 over 24 months or from £35.75 for an 18-month deal, and not have to pay a penny up front.
That goes together with the £500 SIM-free price Expansys revealed earlier in the week to make the Optimus 2X a very appealing prospect indeed considering its weighty spec.
To remind you, it's all about Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core processor and the high-intensity number-crunching it makes possible. It makes 1080p video recording and output a breeze, and web browsing and multitasking effortlessly smooth.
Throw in Android, a 4in screen and an 8-megapixel camera and you're looking at one serious smartphone. The question now, of course, is with a one-month delay will it still take the honours of being the first dual-core phone to hit the market? We'll have to wait and see.