Sprint (NYSE: S) and LG Mobile today announced the LG Marquee Android phone exclusively from Sprint. The device will be launched in partnership with non-profit design collective MADE. The LG Marquee arrives on the Sprint Network on Sunday, Oct. 2 for just $99.99 (excludes taxes) with eligible upgrade or new two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate via reward card1 (pricing excludes taxes). It will be the first Sprint device to be sold in advance online. Pre-sale orders begin on Tuesday, Sept. 20, and end on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at www.sprint.com/marquee Customers who pre-order LG Marquee will begin receiving their devices on Thursday, Sept. 29 ? three days before the device goes on sale. Here are the details on these upcoming Android smartphone on Sprint:
? 4" NOVA Display ? reduced power consumption compared to conventional LCDs ? Auto-Brightness for Indoor/Outdoor Situations ? maximum screen visibility even in direct sunlight ? Virtual QWERTY Keyboard with Swype ? Sprint ID, a user-friendly means of customizing Android content on mobile phones. Allows users to instantly download ID packs that deliver a predefined experience, including applications, widgets, ringtones and wallpapers, all at once. ? Android Market ? browse and download thousands of free and paid apps from around the world ? Web Browser with Google Search Mobile Instant Messaging ? Google Talk, Gmail and Email ? mobile personal and corporate email ? Connect to Social Networks ? send quick updates to Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, or added social networks ? WiFi Enabled ? 802.11 b/g/n with Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G experience simultaneously ? microSD card slot with 2GB card included (supports up to 32GB)
? GPS Navigation? search for the closest coffee shop, or navigate to a specific address with a 3D map that moves with you ? Corporate Email (Exchange Active Sync) & Personal email (POP & IMAP) which gives you access to Gmail?, Yahoo! and much more ? Integrated stereo Bluetooth wireless technology
? Dimensions: 4.8" (H) x 2.52" (W) x 0.36" (D) ? Weight: 3.95 oz. ? Main Display: 4.0? Color TFT, 480 x 800 (WVGA) Pixels ? Memory: 512MB RAM, 2GB ROM ? Standard Battery: 1500 mAh, up to 5.5 hours talk time
LG Marquee ships with Android 2.3 and Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. It also offers a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera for maximum versatility in creating and sharing media and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera making your face-to-face video chatting experience even more memorable. Equipped with a 1GHz processor and Adobe Flash technology, LG Marquee makes downloading, posting, commenting, watching and playing faster and easier than ever.
The device features Sprint ID, allowing users to customize up to five screens on the device with a couple simple clicks. Sprint ID allows users to cut through the clutter of Android Market?s more than 250,000 apps by simply selecting from a variety of mobile ID packs featuring apps, ringers, wallpapers, widgets and more. Available Sprint ID packs include: Fashion and Beauty, E!, MTV Music, Green, and NASCAR Sprint Cup.
LG Marquee requires activation on a Sprint Everything Data plan for smartphones. Sprint?s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, Anytime includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge. The Mobile Hotspot option is available for an additional $29.99 per month supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously3 (pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).