October 25, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
The T-Mobile Optimus T will be a top value phone when it hits the shelves next week. According to the official T-Mobile Facebook page, the Optimus T will sell for only $29.99 when purchased with a two-year agreement on the network. (Price is after a $50 after mail-in rebate.)
LG and T-Mobile made it clear that the Optimus T would be a phone targeting the budget-conscious consumer, but $30 is quite the bargain. The low price puts the Optimus T on par with some feature phones on carriers that often cost $0 – $50 on contract. For the same price range, customers could just as easily get a smartphone, albeit an entry level one.
The Optimus T ships with Android 2.2, 600 MHz processor, a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus camera, up to 32GB microSD, and support for several codecs. These are very respectable specs when stacked-up against feature phones that lack GPS, an accelerometer, and the Android Market’s 100,000-plus apps.