Optimus, as it turns out, means "best" in Latin. At least, that's the pitch LG is throwing out there for their new Android phones, the LG Optimus Chic and the LG Optimus One.
According to the company, the Optimus is a new line of products that will comprise of both smartphones and tablet computers. Apparently, they're going heavy on the project too, promising ten smartphone releases in the series before the year is over. And, just so it's clear, the naming has nothing to do with the Transformers (though I doubt whoever holds the trademark for the leader of the Autobots won't have any issues with it).
The press release is light on the specs. All we know so far is that the LG Optimus Chic is going to be a fashion smartphone , while the LG Optimus One will be geared towards an entry-level user base. Both handsets will ship running Android 2.2 Froyo, with availability likely guaranteed only for South Korea.
All phones and tablets slated for release in the Optimus line will feature individual-specific designs, rather than the current smartphone trend of one device doing everything for a wide variety of audiences. No word on either pricing or availability for either of the two Optimus handsets were given.