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Another LG Phone Coming to Verizon This Week, the LG Vortex Android Smartphone
      #39133 - 11/15/10 04:55 PM

Verizon Wireless will start selling the LG Vortex in stores and online at on Nov. 18, the same day it will start selling the LG Cosmos Touch with a full QWERTY. The LG Vortex runs Android 2.2 and targets first time smartphone users. Here is more info on this upcoming Android smartphone along with pricing info:

LG Vortex features:

* Powered by Android 2.2 ? Offers customers support for Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Voice and access to Android Market
* Preloaded with Bing Search and Bing Maps
* 3.2? touchscreen with tactile feedback for fast and accurate touch vibration response
* Wi-Fi Connectivity
* 3G Mobile HotSpot capable
* Virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology installed
* Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities with support for Bluetooth Profiles Supported: Headset, Hands-Free, Dial-Up Networking, Object Push, Advanced Audio Distribution (stereo), Audio/Video Remote Control, Phone Book Access, and File Transfer
* microSD card slot with expandable memory up to 32 GB

Additional features:

* Customizable home screens with shortcuts to text messages, e-mail, apps, favorite social networking sites and widgets
* Customizable to 5 or 7 home screens
* Proximity sensor instantly locks touchscreen while talking on the phone
* Pre-installed LG Apps, including My Status with Twitter for LG and Facebook for LG Visual Voice Mail capable
* Skype mobile capable
* Android Market ? Choose from thousands of downloadable apps
* Full suite of messaging options ? Text, picture, video and voice messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
* VZ Navigator capabilities ? Access for customers to receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share the directions with others
* 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera and camcorder with flash that includes:
o Five different camera resolutions and three different video resolutions
o Macro Mode for detailed, up close pictures
o Image editor with zoom, rotate, resize, crop, added frames and stamps
o Customize brightness, white balance, shutter sounds, color effects and use self-timer
o Optimize video quality with normal, fine or super camcorder settings
o Video recording time up to 16 GB

Pricing and availability:

The LG Vortex will be $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The phone comes in black and violet colors.

LG Vortex customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access. Email and Web for Smartphone plans start at $15 monthly access for 150 MB.


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