LG appears to have its game face on in 2008, at least as far as fashion phones are concerned. We’ve already reported on several sweet-looking LG handsets making their way to US carrier hands and it looks like the cycle continues. Phone Arena scooped a PRADA-like handset that just made its way though the FCC approval process and has been given the all-clear for release in the US. Beyond the big bright touchscreen seen in the image above, here are the reported specs:

  • 3.2 megapixel camera with flash and Schneider Kreuznach lens
  • 2.1 Stereo bluetooth
  • microSDHC support
  • microUSB port
  • EVDO support

A PA reader added that the device may have been scheduled for a late-March release but delays could push it back to April or May. In any event, an arrival sooner rather than later is a safe bet as its estranged brother the Vu should be coming to AT&T this half as well. The VX9700 has the potential to go far in appeasing Verizon Wireless customers who want a nice touch experience but would rather forgo the bulk of the Voyager.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.