Verizon Wireless LG Glance VX7110 to launch June 5th for $49

By on May 21, 2009 at 9:20 AM.

Verizon Wireless LG Glance VX7110 to launch June 5th for $49

While Sprint stores are gearing up for the day we’ve all been waiting for, Verizon Wireless will be busy appealing to a different crowd… Tweens. One of our Verizon ninjas just hit us with a slide and a few product shots of the upcoming LG Glance, gold weave pattern and all. Here’s how the phone shapes up:

  • CDMA with 1xRTT connectivity
  • 2.00″, 320×240, 262K Color TFT display
  • 1.3 Megapixel Camera
  • GPS, VZ navigator-capable
  • Bluetooth (headset, hands-free, object push-restricted)
  • Text, Picture & Voice Messaging with threaded messaging feature
  • Supported VZW services: Media Center, Mobile Email, Mobile Web, Instant Messaging, Chat, Chaperone Parent/Child, Voicemail capable
  • Speakerphone
  • Voice Commands
  • Bilingual Interface- English/Espanol
  • 2.5mm Headset Jack
  • Dimensions: 4.31″ (H) x 1.87″ (W) x 0.38″ (D)
  • Weight: 2.92 oz.
  • Usage Time: Up to 260 Minutes OR Standby Time: Up to 350 Hours

This entry level offering from Verizon Wireless is slated for launch across all channels on June 5th and will set you back a mere $49 after a $50 mail-in rebate and 2-year contract, $119 after a $50 mail-in rebate and 1-year contract, $119 after a $50 mail-in rebate with prepaid plan and, last but not least, $219 for full retail. Hit the jump for a few more closeups.

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Nokia launches three new low-end devices

By on May 18, 2009 at 9:30 AM.

Nokia launches three new low-end devices

Today Nokia announced three new devices that it hopes will makes serious inroads in emerging markets. While they certainly aren’t much to write home about from a phoneaholic’s perspective, they are definitely interesting in that they place particular emphasis on entertainment and social media. Nokia seemingly feels the time is right to thrust mobile internet and social networking upon the up and coming masses and we’re more than eager to see how it works out. Provided data costs are reasonable, Nokia’s effort could certainly provide a means of low-cost entertainment that is well placed in emerging markets. Hit the jump for more details on the 2720 fold, 2730 classic and 7020.

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Details on Samsung’s first Android device emerge

By on March 17, 2009 at 12:07 PM.

Details on Samsung’s first Android device emerge

In the blurriest of blurrycam photos, an image and details of Samsung’s first Android offering has reportedly emerged. The Android handset is rumored to feature a candybar design with a large, capacitive touchscreen display, 3.2 or 5 megapixel camera, 528MHz processor, unknown amount of internal memory, microSD expansion, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, email, Internet browser and, of course, full Google integration. Good news on the connectivity front as the handset is rumored to be a quad-band GSM phone with UMTS, HSDPA 7.2 and HSUPA 1.4. Two versions are expected, one with US HSPA and one for Europe and Asia. No pricing or release date was revealed but all these juicy details should be adequate to tide everyone over for a little while.

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Virgin Mobile puts two new Kyocera handsets up for sale

By on March 12, 2009 at 3:10 PM.

Virgin Mobile puts two new Kyocera handsets up for sale

While there has yet to be a formal announcement of any new handsets, some eagle-eyed observers noticed two new handsets from Kyocera for sale on Virgin Mobile’s website. Being Virgin Mobile phones, they’re not much to write home about but given the current economic climate we’re in, it’s a given that these phones will garner more interest than they would during prosperous times. Starting off with what is nothing more than a Virgin-branded S1300 Melo, the JAX is a plain Jane candybar that features… a color screen. Moving on to the more promising of the two, the X-tc sports a full-QWERTY slider, QVGA display, 1.3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth and comes pre-loaded with a Facebook and MySpace application. Not bad at all for a $100 phone.

[Via Phone Scoop]

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Press shots of the Motorola i465 leak out

By on February 27, 2009 at 8:01 AM.

Press shots of the Motorola i465 leak out

We’ve known what the upcoming Motorola i465 iDEN has looked like for at least a month but upon seeing this leaked press release photo, it looks Motorola has succeeded in doing something we think is has secretly been trying to do for years — create a full-QWERTY phone that is uglier than Jocelyn Wildenstein. Specific specs are sparse but we think we’re going to see a VGA camera, Bluetooth 2.0 and that crazy iDEN PTT that so many love. Of course we suppose those bad specs aren’t too big of a deal considering that the main selling point is iDEN connectivity with a QWERTY keypad thrown in for messaging fiends. We can definitely see the i465 being somewhat popular for Boost which still doesn’t have a QWERTY phone in its bag, so we hope Sprint goes that route as opposed to having it compete with the BlackBerry 8350i. Because honestly…

[Via Unwired View]

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Meet the Samsung Eltz S7220 and the Marcel

By on February 9, 2009 at 4:55 PM.

Meet the Samsung Eltz S7220 and the Marcel

Mobile World Congress is but a few days away and the latest leak fest has made its way around the web, if not a bit behind schedule. With so much mobile goodness coming our way in the next little while this is easily one of our favorite times of the year; a time when we can be forgiven for not taking our AD/HD meds. So what are the latest phones to be let into the VIP area of this amazing party? The Samsung “Eltz” S7220 (pictured above) and “Marcel”. With a slim candybar form factor, the Eltz aims to rock your socks off with a purported 5 megapixel camera, AMOLED display, aGPS, the obligatory tag-team duo of MP3 playback/expandable memory and finally the hit or miss proprietary Samsung dumb phone UI. More →

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LG Lotus, Samsung Rant and Highnote now available at Sprint

By on October 20, 2008 at 11:27 AM.

LG Lotus, Samsung Rant and Highnote now available at Sprint

Ready for your buying pleasure from Sprint are two new QWERTY texting phones and one dual-sliding music phone. The LG Lotus and the Samsung Rant give texting fanatics two new choices for finger flying messaging. The LG Lotus is the more compelling of the two with a square design that looks like a someone took a steamroller to a flip phone. The flattened, wide phone enables LG to fit a full QWERTY keyboard and widescreen display in a flip form factor. Impressive if not a bit ugly looking, the LG Lotus is available in purple and black for $149 with a contract. Rounding out their QWERTY-enabled offering is the Samsung Rant. The Rant is a standard candy bar QWERTY slider with EV-DO, SprintTV and GPS that comes in at a low $49.99 contract price. Bright Red and Black are your choice of colors. If you prefer music to messaging then the Samsung Highnote may be your cup of tea. The Highnote features a dual slide that reveals stereo speakers when the LCD is slid down and a standard keypad when the LCD is slid up. It also has a rotating 5-way navigation ring for your music playing pleasure. The Highnote comes in Red and Blue and will set you back a reasonable $99 with contract. Nice to see Sprint getting some interesting new phones this season – what do you guys think?

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