LG and Sprint today announced the upcoming availability of the LG Optimus F3 smartphone offering features designed to make the device more accessible for people with vision loss or other disabilities. The LG Optimus F3 offers access to the Sprint 4G LTE network, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a long-lasting 2,460mAh battery, a vivid IPS display. Here's more info on the LG Optimus F3:
At $29.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement and $50 mail-in rebate via reward card, this device will be the most affordable 4G LTE smartphone from Sprint at launch. Available in two colors - silver and purple - the LG Optimus F3 can be purchased beginning June 14 at www.sprint.com or by calling 1-800-SPRINT1. It will be available in all Sprint retail channels later this summer.
The LG Optimus F3 is the first phone to come preloaded with TalkBack, which is accessible when users take the phone out of the box and power it on. Talkback is a text-to-speech accessibility feature from Google that helps blind and vision-impaired users interact with their devices more easily. With the TalkBack feature "on" from the get-go, customers will benefit from voice guidance as they go through the activation and setup process on their device.
The LG Optimus F3 is Sprint ID-enabled, allowing users to download the new Accessible Education ID pack. This ID pack makes it easy for millions of K-12 students with print disabilities - individuals who cannot effectively read print because of visual, physical, perceptual, developmental, cognitive or learning disabilities - to access Web-based educational resources on their smartphone. The Accessible Education ID pack is a package of applications and mobile Web services available in a single download.
The Accessible Education ID pack features customized mobile Web services that are designed to eliminate clutter and display only the parts of Web pages of interest to the user. It also provides students who do not have computers or Internet connections at home with mobile-friendly interfaces and Web-based educational resources.
Built with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and convenient front-facing camera, the LG Optimus F3 is packed with nifty camera features that allow users to enhance special moments and photos. With Beauty Shot, users can snap photos that enhance their friends' and their own appearances. Cheese Shot lets users take a voice-activated photo by simply saying "cheese" while Panorama Shot helps users to capture the entire scene in a single photo.
Additional features include:
-VuTalk allows users to send handwritten messages, photos or drawings back and forth in real time to visually share ideas and collaborate. -QSlide 2.0 allows users to overlay up to two application windows on an existing open application, adjusting size and transparency as needed for greater multitasking functionality. -QuickMemo lets users add their own creative commentary to pictures or screenshots with the swipe of a finger then share it via social media, email or SMS. -QTranslator allows users to translate words and phrases from 44 different languages into 64 native languages. Android 4.1.2, Jelly Bean -Vivid 4-inch IPS display with super strong Corning Gorilla Glass 2 -1,080p full-HD video capture -Multilanguage support with 53 keyboard input languages -SmartShare - share media wirelessly to DLNA(R) enabled devices -Wi-Fi Direct file sharing -Android Beam to share content via Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth(R) technology -LG Tag+ - preset, individual phone profiles activated using NFC technology tags -Quiet Mode - specify times to disable notifications for calls and messages -ULE Platinum Certified - the highest level of environmental performance recognized by sustainable requirements established by UL Environment and Sprint