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LG Optimus 2X To Cost As Little As £30.65 Per Month

The launch of the LG Optimus 2X has been postponed to the 21st of March according to the latest update from online UK retailer, Expansys, which has also listed the phone on the Vodafone network.

Users can buy the phone (opens in new tab) for as little as £30.65 per month on a two year contract with 300 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB data allocation while an additional £5.10 per month will double the number of minutes on offer.

There's also a shorter 18 months contract that costs only £35.75 per month or £644 over the duration of the contract; given that the phone itself costs £500, this means that the contract alone costs only £144.

LG and Vodafone appear to have aggressively priced the phone as it is even cheaper than the HTC Desire HD, which is an arguably less powerful handset. The Optimus 2X, otherwise known as the GD990, comes with an ARM Cortex A9-based Nvidia Tegra 2 processor which has two cores clocked at 1GHz.

It can play and record 1080p content seamlessly and offers DLNA support. LG opted for an 8-megapixel camera with an LED flash. Expansys is also giving a free PDA/Phone car mounting kit and a microUSB car charger.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.