Sprint today announced the availability of the LG Mach, which officially ships on November 11th with preorders starting today.  It’s far from the most flashy of Android devices, but a svelte build with a QWERTY keyboard makes it a practical buy, especially at $99.99 on contract.

Powering this 4-inch WVGA handset is a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor.  Assisting is 1GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera capable of capturing full HD video, and a 1,700mAh battery.  Despite boasting a slide out QWERTY keyboard the Mach measures just 12.1mm thick, making it one of the thinnest of its ilk.  Tipping the scales at 168g doesn’t hurt either, and nor does the 8GB of storage expandable by way of a microSD card slot. Other features include Android 4.0 and Bluetooth 4.0.

If you’re interested, Engadget already got a hands on with the device and had mostly positive things to say about it.

The lineup of Sprint 4G LTE devices continues to grow. As an ideal entry point into 4G LTE, LG Mach is the latest smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard to join the Sprint lineup. One of the thinnest devices with a QWERTY keyboard currently offered by Sprint, LG Mach will be available on Sunday, Nov. 11, for $99.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement.

Additionally, pre-order beings today, November 1 for LG Optimus G from Sprint. The device will cost $199.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement and can be pre-ordered via this link: http://www.sprint.com/landings/lg_optimus_g/. You’ll remember that Optimus G from Sprint comes equipped with a 13MP camera as well as Truly Unlimited 4G LTE data.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."