LG’s budget Android offering the Optimus One has proved its low cost worth as the company has announced that it has sold one million of the devices in the forty days since its release. This is quite an impressive milestone for a phone which doesn’t come from Samsung, Motorola or Apple and seems to be the hit device that LG have been looking for to make a bigger name for themselves in the smartphone market. The budget device is low on specs and low on cost but is capable enough for anyone looking for an entry point into the Android experience.
Running Android 2.2 the LG Optimus One features a 600MHz processor, 3.2” capacitive touchscreen with a 3.2mp camera. Internal memory is a very low 170MB but storage can be expanded with a 32GB Micro SD card.
The fact that it’s available worldwide in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region and the US could be one reason why it has become the fastest selling smartphone in LG’s history. Another factor that could attributed to the success is the fact that in the US it is available from Sprint, Verizon (as the Vortex) and T-Mobile (as the Optimus T), it should also be coming to AT&T by the end of the year.