Jul 11 AT 12:47 PM Alberto Vildosola 5 Comments

LG Optimus Pro caught on camera, shows off its Blackberry-killing skills

It hasn’t been a good month (or year) for RIM so far, but it’s about to get worse. Pictured here is the reason the company’s struggling to keep its Blackberry platform afloat. What you see below is supposedly the LG Optimus Pro, another Android device with a portrait QWERTY keyboard clearly aimed at those who love RIM’s devices.

The ragazzi over at Androidworld.it managed to get their hands on some pictures of the Optimus Pro, while also confirming a few of its specs, which include:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Yay!)
  • 2.8-inch QVGA screen
  • 800 MHz processor
  • 150 MB of free internal memory
  • 3 MP rear-facing camera
  • 1500 mAh battery

LG is clearly not building this phone for the high-end section of the market, and it shows. According to Androidworld.it, the phone will launch for €179 in Italy. We’re not sure if this is off-contract pricing or not. While the Optimus Pro doesn’t have the most impressive spec sheet ever, it should be more than enough for those coming from Blackberry devices.

If this phone launches for less than $100 (free?) here in the U.S., RIM is going to have a hard time convincing people to stay on its platform. Most Blackberry users I’ve talk to still use Blackberry phones because of their great keyboards. But what if they could get an Android phone with a Blackberry keyboard? I’m pretty sure most of them would choose the Android phone, if given the option. And that’s the magic of Android, you can get a Blackberry-clone, an iPhone-clone or something else nobody has built before.

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Via: EuroDroid

Source: Androidworld.it

Alberto is a college student living somewhere between Miami, Sarasota and the World Wide Web. Although a former iPhone owner, Alberto is now a proud Android enthusiast. You can follow Alberto on Twitter and Google+ for his thoughts unworthy of an article.

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  • http://Website Bernardo

    What do you think android or phone makers will do about people who are stuck on the Blackberry Messenger? Do you think there will be a bridge to try to make a device/service that will help with a crossover?

    • randyrkelly

      The solution has already came. It’s called Google + and Gtalk.

  • http://exwindchaser.com Chris Esparza

    I would need a little bit more than what this phone has to offer to make me leave my BlackBerry. There’s more to my phone that I love than a great keyboard. Nice effort, but no thank you.

    • http://twitter.com/kstagg kstagg

      How about a quarter million apps in the android market and leadership that knows what the hell they’re doing?

  • http://Website Rastor

    Why do these manufacturers of portrait-keyboard phones keep using QVGA screens? There’s no excuse for resolution that low.

    Seems like the Motorola Pro / Droid Pro / XPRT is the only one to even have at least HVGA so far.