Telus LG Optimus Black Skype Edition now available, $49.99 with three-year contract

Last month we heard that Telus was getting ready to launch the LG Optimus Black, with an interesting Skype-filled twist. Then towards the end of June Future Shop even started taking pre-orders for the device. Yet there was never an officially announced release date to speak of.

Well, announced or not, that date is today. Telus now lets you buy the LG Optimus Black complete with its Skype integration. The prices are as follows: $49.99 on three-year, $299.99 on two-year, $349.99 on one-year, and $399.99 without a contract.

Telus’ Skype integration allows you to charge Skype credit directly to your Telus account, which is not something we see carriers do very often (or ever).

The device comes with an 8 GB microSD card preinstalled and $2 of Skype credit. The LG Optimus Black is just 9.2mm thin and has a 4-inch 480×800 capacitive touchscreen, a 5 MP main camera and a 2 MP front-facing secondary camera, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, and all the usual smartphone features. It runs Android 2.2 Froyo.

If you want to get one from Telus, just head over here.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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