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Where you at? Sprint Direct Connect Now brings push-to-talk to select Android devices

Sprint announced on Wednesday the availability of its new Direct Connect Now Android app, which brings push-to-talk capabilities to the Kyocera Rise and LG Optimus Elite with support for other devices "coming soon." Compatible with both...Show More Summary

Sprint releases push-to-talk app for Android

Sprint has launched an Android app to allow push-to-talk on some phones. The Kyocera Rise budget phone will support it, as will the upcoming LG Optimus Elite, it said. Push-to-talk is a transmission method that turns your phone into a walkie-talkie, of sorts. Show More Summary

Sprint Offers PTT to Android Phones Via New App

Sprint today announced a new application for Android smartphones that enables push-to-talk functionality. The app, called Sprint Direct Connect Now, brings PTT calling features to devices such as the Kyocera Rise and LG Optimus Elite. Show More Summary

A Phone With Google Wallet and $25 Cash

Virgin Mobile is offering the LG Optimus Elite with near-field communication, which means it can be used to pay for goods at more than 400,000 locations, at businesses ranging from gas stations to clothiers.

LG Optimus Elite review

Green, eco-friendly, and price conscious, the LG Optimus is certainly a budget phone - But is it for you? When I found out I'd get to do the LG Optimus Elite review, I was happy, to say the least. Most folks write these phones off as bottom-feeders, budget phone lowbies that have no place in our elitist, Android society. Show More Summary

LG Optimus Elite Specs

Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Dimensions: 4.60 x 2.47 x 0.39 in Weight: 4.25 oz 3.5-inch capacitive display (320 x 480) Single core 800MHz processor 512MB RAM 1GB built-in storage MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB) 5-megapixel camera w/ LED Flash Bluetooth 3.0 Wifi: 802.11 b,g,n NFC Capable Eco-friendly

Activate Virgin Mobile's Optimus Elite and receive a $25 Google Wallet credit

After three short days on the shelf, Virgin Mobile's LG Optimus Elite is already up for a promotion: Google will credit your Google Wallet account with $25 when you activate the NFC-service within 7 days of activating your Elite. LG's...Show More Summary

LG Optimus Elite now available from Virgin Mobile USA

It was only a few days ago that pre-orders for the LG Optimus Elite were happening but now Virgin Mobile USA is ready to put their first device with NFC and Google Wallet into the hands of consumers. Yes, today is the day the LG Optimus Elite goes on sale today and you can pick yourself one up for only $150. Show More Summary

PSA: LG Optimus Elite available today on Virgin Mobile USA for $150

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

If you were one of those who jumped on last week's pre-order, chances are you're eagerly waiting for this Virgin-branded Optimus Elite to show up at your doorstep today. For those who decided to wait it out, however, you'll be happyShow More Summary

Virgin Mobile gets a Google Wallet phone: LG Optimus Elite

2 years agoTechnology : GigaOM

As the only major U.S. carrier backing Google Wallet, Sprint is trying to help its cause, releasing the LG Optimus Elite for Virgin Mobile on Tuesday. The $149 Android 2.3 smartphone costs $149.99, putting an NFC-based smartphone in the hands of a wider potential audience.

LG Optimus Elite Hits Virgin Stores May 15 for $149

The LG Optimus Elite will be available at Virgin Mobile USA stores starting today, May 15, for $149.99. The Optimus Elite is an Android phone that is eco-friendly and offers NFC and Google Wallet.

LG Optimus Elite on pre-order at Virgin Mobile; carrier's first NFC phone

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Sprint may already count the LG Optimus Elite among its roster of smartphones, but today that handset is finding a second home at Virgin Mobile. The $150 Gingerbread-powered device is now up for pre-order, and Virgin says it will start shipping on May 15th. Show More Summary

LG Optimus Elite Available For Pre-Order At Virgin Mobile

The all new LG Optimus Elite is now available for pre-order in the US via Virgin Mobile. The handset retails for $149.99 and will begin shipping from May 15th. Made of 50% recycled plastics, this eco-friendly handset offers a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen display, an 800MHz processor, a 512MB RAM, a 4GB of internal storage, a [...]

Virgin Mobile USA now taking pre-orders for the LG Optimus Elite

If you're looking to get in on a budget friendly Android device that also packs a little punch, Virgin Mobile USA has now opened the doors on their pre-orders of the LG Optimus Elite. Available on May 15th for only $150, the LG Optimus Elite will be the first device in the Virgin Mobile USA lineup to launch with both Google Wallet and NFC enabled. Show More Summary

LG Optimus Elite brings Google Wallet to Virgin Mobile

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Crave

LG's Optimus Elite goes to Virgin Mobile. (Credit: Pocketnow) Following in Sprint's footsteps, Virgin Mobile is getting Google Wallet thanks to the LG Optimus Elite. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone is Virgin Mobile's first phone...Show More Summary

LG Optimus Elite smartphone to launch on Earth Day

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

LG and Sprint are using Earth Day (April 22) to launch the green-credentialed LG Optimus Elite smartphone. The successor to the LG Optimus S, the new handset features Android 2.3, a 3.5-inch capacitive touch-screen, 800 MHz processor,...Show More Summary

LG Optimus Elite hands-on: Super green but far from premium

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Crave

(Credit: Brian Bennett/CNET) I was able to spend some hands-on time with the LG Optimus Elite at the recent EcoFocus event in New York, a press event where vendors showcase their greenest gadgets. Expected to hit Sprint stores in time...Show More Summary

LG Optimus M+ Available from MetroPCS for $129

MetroPCS recently began selling the LG Optimus M+ through its web site and retail stores. The M+ is similar to the Optimus Elite, which is being sold by Sprint and Boost Mobile, though the M+ looses NFC and Google Wallet. The handset runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a 3.5-inch display with 480 x 320 pixels. Show More Summary

Hands-on with the LG Optimus Elite

Sprint and LG were at tonight's Pepcom event in New York City, where the theme was eco-friendly technology. On hand was the upcoming Optimus Elite, the entry-level "green" device scheduled for an April 22 release. The Elite will not be the device of your dreams, but for $29.99 on contract, there really isn't much here to complain about. Show More Summary

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