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LG Optimus Black Will Be Available In Europe This Month

Korean mobile phone maker LG will unleash the Optimus Black smartphone in Europe this month.

The companysaid that the device will become available in the UK on or before May 14, an LG product manager for the device told Pocket Lint.

It has not been confirmed which mobile phone operators will offer the device in the UK, but most experts expect T-Mobile and Orange to offer it initially, with other companies possibly following.

The phone, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January, will come with a 4-inch Nova screen and will be powered by Android 2.2 Froyo. Customers will also be able to upgrade the smartphone to Android 2.3.

The Optimus Black comes with a set of modest specification that aren’t quite on par with the iPhone 4 or the Incredible S, but it comes with a decent camera and multimedia features that make up for it somewhat.

LG has added a 5MP back camera and a front facing 2 MP camera for video conferencing. The smarthphone also comes with a 1Ghz processor.

The smartphone's design is certainly reminiscent of the iPhone, and if the new Optimus Black is in the same price range as top of the line smartphones it may not be able to compete.