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Verizon Adds iPhone Lookalike In Challenge To Apple
October 4, 2007, 1:34 pm
Filed under: Apple, EDGE, EVDO, iPhone, LG, Verizon

Verizon today unveiled it’s version of the LG Voyager, an iPhone like touch screen candy bar/clamshell which opens to a full keyboard. Verizon retails salespeople were positively giddy today to be able to point to an iPhone-like device which they will have available “in a few months”. “We’re getting 5 million questions a day about the iPhone” according to one…it’ll be nice to have something to offer. In addition to the QWERTY keyboard the Voyager will also benefit from Verizon’s EVDO data network, which sports speeds often 5X that of AT&T’s EDGE, the only available option for iPhone owners in the US.
LG Voyager

Full announcement at InformationWeek among others….



LG VX9400 TV Phone
July 2, 2007, 12:59 pm
Filed under: LG, TV phone, Verizon, VX9400

LG VX9400 TV PhoneOne of the coolest new phones of 2007 is definitely the LG VX9400 a swivel screen TV phone designed to utilize Verizon’s VCast TV service, and Qualcomm’s MediaFLO technology. One of several new phones to offer “Live” broadcast TV, the VX9400 is perhaps the most hyped, but its swivel-to-lanscape QVGA screen is distinctive, and the picture quality is excellent.

Verizon is offering an extensive lineup of braodcast TV partners including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, NBC News, NBC Entertainment, CBS and Fox, but the service is available only in select Verizon markets…with more on the way.