U.S. Cellular Gets More Android: LG Apex QWERTY-slider on 11/19, Optimus U in December

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Man, U.S. Cellular has been all about the Android lately. The Acclaim. The HTC Desire. The Mesmerize. Hell, they’ve even got their very own Galaxy Tab.

Add two more to the list: the QWERTY-sliding LG Apex, and the Optimus U.

The LG Apex (shown above) will come first, with the shelf date currently set just days from today: November 19th. It comes with Android 2.1 (read: not the considerably more up-to-date 2.2) running on a 3.2″ tempered glass touchscreen — and, as you can see in that shot up there, a big ol’ slide out QWERTY keyboard.

As you might’ve garnered from the name, the Optimus U is a U.S. Cellular branded version of the Optimus One, in the same vein as Sprint’s Optimus S or T-Mobile’s Optimus T. Meanwhile, Verizon’s still dancing to their own drum and calling their Optimus One the “Vortex”. Though we don’t have a price yet (besides “cheap”, given that’s the whole reasoning for the Optimus One’s existence), look for the Optimus U to launch sometime in December.

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