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Worldwide sales of LG Electronics Optimus One Android 2.2 smartphone have hit one million units just 40 days after its initial launch.

The phone, which was launched in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA just last month, is the fastest selling mobile handset in the company’s history. LG expects the Optimus One to be its first smartphone to sell 10 million units.


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Powered by the Android 2.2 Froyo OS and optimised for Google Mobile Services, the LG Optimus One has been a big hit with first-time smartphone buyers looking for high performance and useful applications in a competitively priced handset.

Dr Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said: “The versatile, powerful LG Optimus One was designed to provide an easy transition into the world of smartphones and as these numbers demonstrate, there is obviously a strong demand for this type of device.”

 “Optimus One seems to be what many customers were waiting for, proving that smartphones aren’t just for early adopters anymore,” he added.

One of the first smartphones to launch with Google’s latest operating system, the Optimus One allows for up to three times faster internet browsing, web-page loading, and multi-tasking. The Optimus One also incorporates a unique LG-designed user-interface (UI) along with a camera that features face tracking and smile shot, a 3.2 inch wide HVGA screen and a long-lasting 1500mAh capacity battery.

With the global roll-out still under way, the Optimus One will soon be available via 120 carriers and partners. In the US, the phone is also known as Optimus S (Sprint) and Optimus T (T-mobile), and a new model, Vortex, is expected to launch today with Verizon.

Click here for a full review of the Optimus One.

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