We just reported to you the other day that the LG Optimus Slider was marked as “coming soon” to Best Buy Stores, but today it’s official from Virgin Mobile. The slider will be available online from Virgin Mobile on Oct. 16th for $199.99 followed by Sprint stores on the 30th and then Best Buy and Radio Shack on the 31st. Target will be getting the Optimus as well a few days later on Nov. 6th. While it’s not packing any punch in the power department, it’s possible for it to find a home in the no contract world especially since it has a keyboard. At the very least its running Gingerbread, so that’s a good thing right?