Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Verizon Come out with the LG Voyage, its answer to the iPhone!

I am a happy Verizon customer. Great service, never a dropped call. All is good and happy. I really wanted an iPhone though so I was a little bummed when I found out that Verizon would not be carrying it. Well with high demand for Verizon to get the iPhone by its customers. Verizon decided the only thing they could do is come out with their own version of the iPhone as well as a couple other new phones. Verizon isn't kidding around this fall, with four new fashionable phones, a couple of which might divert a few iPhone dollars from archrival AT&T. The Juke, Pearl, Venus and Voyager. A few of the details have changed, but the basic gist is the same. The Samsung Juke is the first "flick" phone to hit the States, and arrives with 2GB of built-in storage, A2DP (which shows up in all these phones) and a VGA camera, and comes in blue, red or teal. Verizon's BlackBerry Pearl is the first Pearl to get EV-DO and a 3.5mm minijack, and also adds Verizon's VZ Navigator service, which is standard across these phones. The Venus slider sports an interesting dual screen setup, with the bottom providing contextual touch controls and the top one acting like all normal-like. Venus, with black or pink color options, is the real fashionphone of the group, and rocks a boring 2 megapixel sensor, but there's a microSD slot for up to 8GB of expansion. Finally, the Voyager (pictured) does it all, with a full screen touchscreen on the outside, and a second screen on the clamshell interior, facing a gargantuan QWERTY keyboard. V CAST Mobile TV makes an appearance, as does a microSD slot and 2 megapixel camera. All of these phones are supposed to be out by Thanksgiving, but no word on price or exact dates -- though the Juke and Pearl are hitting first, to be followed by the Venus and then the Voyager.

Check out the latest Verizon phones on the Verizon Phone Plan page!

After writing his post, our own Random Villain purchased this phone for himself and made a new Verizon LG Voyager Review post.

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