Friday, November 19, U.S. Cellular completed their Android portfolio of smartphones for the time being by launching the LG Apex. The device runs Android 2.1 Éclair and the UI allows five customizable home screens. Beside the 3.2 inch touchscreen, the LG Apex comes in the form of a slider, hiding a QWERTY keyboard behind the display. The screen is equipped with luminous sensors which can adjust the brightness depending on the light conditions that the phone subjected to.
The Apex has a 3 megapixel camera enforced with autofocus and flash. The Éclair will provide access to thousands of applications inside the Android Market including the popular Google Maps or Google Voice Search. The phone is Wi-Fi enabled and it brings an MP3 player that can be used in the background allowing multitasking like creating e-mails, text messages or downloading simultaneously, and a video player also that supports various formats.
The LG Apex is US Cellular’s fourth Android powered phone, preceded by HTC Desire, Samsung Mesmerize (a Galaxy S version) and Samsung Acclaim, but soon enough US Cellular is looking to further expand the Android line-up by including the LG Optimus U by December and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab which is supposed to hit the shelves this very month. As I mentioned before, the LG Apex is available through US Cellular since Friday, November 19, at the cost of $79.99 after $80 mail-in-rebate and after signing away two years of your life to US Cellular.