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CES 2011: LG announces LG Optimus Black

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LG Optimus Black
As last year, LG is kicking off the press conferences at CES. What better way to start off CES 2011 than with a new Android smartphone? Today LG has announced it’s newest smartphone, the LG Optimus Black.

The Optimus Black is a 4-inch smartphone with a 4-inch NOVA screen, which is supposed to be the brightest screen possible. According to LG, the NOVA screen uses less energy than even AMOLED. LG claims the Optimus Black’s screen will allow users to go all day with the screen at full brightness when paired with the 1500 mAh battery.

Also new in the Optimus Black is WiFi Direct, which allows for easier sharing of content between devices without using a WiFi hotspot.

There’s nothing in terms of specs aside from the screen, and the 5MP back camera and 2MP front-facing camera. The phone is also said to be one of the thinnest out there, as just 9.2mm thick. The Optimus Black will run on Android 2.2, with LG’s Gesture UI laid over it, no Gingerbread yet but it should be coming.

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