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Best Buy leaks Optimus Slider for Virgin Mobile

Wondering why that Virgin Optimus V is being marked down to $99 at Best Buy? Having a little look at their inventory system shows the answer. The 4 oz. Virgin Optimus Slider, a physical keyboard-enabled version of the Optimus V phone is coming soon to Virgin Mobile.  The Slider is the roughly same phone as the Verizon LG Enlighten which went on sale for $79 with a two year plan.


The specs (below fold) look largely the same as the Optimus V with the edition of Android 2.3 and obviously a physical Keyboard (shown above).

We’ve separately heard that Virgin has a Gingerbread update for the Optimus V in the works and at half the price, we could so without the sliding keyboard –but to each, their own.  Expect this to be formally announced in the coming weeks and in stores shortly (before or ) after.

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system
    Allows you to stay connected and productive on the go.
  • 3G speed
    Offers quick and easy connection speeds.
  • Wi-Fi network
    For Internet browsing capability (additional fees may apply).
  • Bluetooth compatibility
    For wireless communication with a Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • 3.2″ color LCD touch screen
    For clear viewing of your text messages, photos and videos.
  • Store phone numbers, photos and videos
    With a microSD card slot (media not included).
  • 3.0MP camera
    For taking still photos.
  • MP3 player
    Lets you enjoy music on the go.
  • Integrated QWERTY keyboard
    For easy text messaging and writing.
  • Hands-free speakerphone
    Lets you talk while driving without using a separate hands-free device.
  • Vibration alert
    Lets you silence your phone but still be alerted when calls and messages come in.
  • Customizable ringtones
    Allow you to personalize the sound of your phone.
  • Up to 4 hours talk time and up to 3 days standby
    With included battery.

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