LG prepares Optimus F3Q Android smartphone, equipped with a good old sliding keyboard when it comes for support for an e-mail or SMS.
Although touchscreen is now the preferred format in mobile telephony, there are still mobile devices with physical keyboard, like the Optimus F3Q smartphone which is expected to unveil soon by the South Korean manufacturer LG.
Besides a photo relayed on Twitter by @evleaks, there are some technical characteristics given as well (assumed, and thus to be confirmed). With Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, the LG Optimus F3Q smartphone would offer a 4-inch screen of 800 x 480 pixels resolution, connections 4G/Wi-Fi/GPS/Bluetooth, and a 5 megapixel digital camera. It would provide a platform with dual-core 1.2 GHz processor. Perhaps Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 that already exists in the Optimus F3.
It will be launched first in the North American market with T-Mobile. It remains to be seen if other markets, including ours, might be involved.