Virgin Mobile just announced the LG Optimus Elite, a 3.5-inch Android 2.3 device featuring a 5-megapixel camera and 800 MHz processor, as its first device with NFC and Google Wallet. The device will officially go on sale on May 15 for $250 and is already available for pre-order (here).

Google confirmed Google Wallet was headed to Virgin late last month with the LG Optimus Elite, which is also available through Sprint alongside the Google Wallet-enabled Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper 4G.

The full press release from Virgin is below:

Virgin Mobile USA Opts for LG Optimus Elite, Pre-Order Today

The first device in the Virgin Mobile lineup with NFC and Google Wallet will go on sale for $149.99 on May 15 but get a jump now with pre-order starting today [click here]

The LG Optimus Elite comes in Titan Silver with: Android 2.3 Gingerbread 3.5-inch touchscreen 800 MHz processor 5MP rear-facing camera

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