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LG has lifted the lid on two new additions to its ever-growing Optimus family of Android smartphones, aimed at cost-conscious consumers.

The Optimus Pro is an archetypal text and touch phone that combines a physical QWERTY keyboard for tapping out emails and the like with a 2.8-inch touchscreen.

It’s also home to hotkeys for composing messages and scheduling tasks, underscoring its BlackBerry-esque appeal.

The Optimus Net, on the other hand, is touchscreen-only number that rocks a HVGA 3.2-inch display and allows users to share content and the LG Social+ widget, which integrates content into a unified inbox to make it easier to keep on top of all your social engagements.

lg optimus pro & net

Both phones will launch with the 2.3 version of Android, aka Gingerbread, on board, so you'll be getting the best that the platform from the get-go.

Earlier this week saw the LG Optimus 3D land in the UK. The smartphone features the same stereoscopic technology as the Nintendo 3DS and stands out for its glasses-free 3D gaming and video capabilities.

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