LG Optimus Pro and Optimus Net officially announced

LG Optimus Pro and Optimus Net officially announcedWe already knew all about the LG Optimus Pro, but our Korean chums have made it official all the same, confirming the latest Android Gingerbread contender will be with us sometime over the summer.

It also announced the Optimus Net, a similarly middle-of-the-road handset that ditches the physical QWERTY keyboard for a bigger screen and dishes up social networking goodies via a dedicated homescreen widget.

We've had a few new QWERTY touchscreen smartphones hitting the big time recently. There's the Nokia E6, the BlackBerry Bold Touch, which might actually go on sale at some point, and now there's the Optimus Pro.

For a QWERTY candybar its 2.8in screen is about as big as you can go without starting to look stupid, while a mid-range spec is headed by an 800MHz processor, and goes on to include a 3-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS but disappointingly no 3G.

The Optimus Net manages to do a little better – well, it has a better screen anyway, measuring 3.2in across and boasting a 320 x 480 resolution, versus 240 x 320. It also has 512MB of RAM, double the Optimus Pro's rather measly quota.

Beyond that things aren't altogether clear, as LG reckons specifications will vary from market to market. We'll know more when the pair go on sale, although exactly when that'll be, and what they will cost, is still a mystery at this point.

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