CTIA 2010: Live Report
Two of LG's latest text messaging devices are in-bound to mark an offensive on the entry-level front where there seems to be no end. The LG Remarq LN240 is their response to the eco-friendly Samsung Reclaim which is a portrait sliding QWERTY handset aimed at the text messaging crowd. Constructed out of mostly recycled plastic, the handset is accompanied with a light weight feel that oozes with that cheap feel due to the plastic casing. Although it has a solid sliding mechanism, the overall construction feels somewhat less durable – but then again, its focus is solely on being a green-friendly device. The square shaped handset is rather bulky in its closed form and presents an issue when placing it in a pocket. Its rectangular sized buttons used for the QWERTY are also rather small and closely packed to one another – which essentially limited us from speed typing at a consistent rate. On the software side, it's the typical Sprint experience that we've all been accustomed to using – so there's nothing really new to point out with it.
LG Cosmos VN250 - Specifications
Jumping over to Verizon's side, the LG Cosmos VN250 finally brings the Korean based manufacturer's presence into the entry-level segment of Big Red's lineup. Expected to go up against the Samsung Intensity, the Cosmos eerily looks similar to the LG Rumor 2 for Sprint – it's almost an exact replica except that it's not enabled for 3G; meaning there's no additional data plan required. The landscape sliding QWERTY phone utilizes the same design found on the Rumor 2. When it comes to text messaging, its versatile landscape QWERTY does the job with its tactile and spacious feel. When fully closed, the numeric keypad was quite usable and large enough to press on without any issues. Looking closely at it, the Cosmos doesn't feel as polished or well constructed than the Rumor 2, but it easily plays to the same strengths seen on its rival in the Samsung Intensity.
1. Ray (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 Apr 2009)
Come on please say something about the Supersonic!!
4. darthray (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)
i agree with camjurgz! Today was supposed to be the release day for the nexus one for verizon! damn they are lagging. whats up with that?
5. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
Haven't you seen all the problems with the nexus one??? You should get something else like he drips eris or something. Verizon might not announce (or later, launch) the nexus one if it's still plagued with problems that google and htc apparently overlooked when designing or building this. nd I think the HTC desire would be better.
6. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
I feel bad for T-Mobile. They show up with a. Simple HSDPA+ netbook or whatever. The HD2 launches today, and I wonder how many people are going to regret buying it when windows phone 7 or whatever comes out or when they see what andriod and win-mo devices are better. But for now, the HD2 has it's day in glory. I wonder how many people in my city are driving or walking to t-mobile stores today to get this phone, regardless of the fact that there's a foot of snow on the ground in places and cold as hell. BIG SNOWSTORM.
7. VZWuser76 (Posts: 986; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)
This is just sad. 5 new things for AT&T, 3 for Sprint, and Verizon ties with a prepaid for new things coming out. It's starting to feel like years ago when Verizon had half as many handsets as it's competitors. I just read an article talking about why there was no announcement about either the Nexus1 or the Incredible at CITA, and most of the people leaving comments were fed up with how Verizon is so sercretive about what's coming out. If it were really a case of not doing it because their competitors would try to beat them to the punch on their upcoming offerings, then why aren't AT&T and Sprint also being so hush hush. Then to top it all off, when whatever they're keeping under wraps finally comes out, it usually falls flat. Maybe if they got some input from their customers on what they want, Verizon would be able to sell more units and keep them from defecting to their competition. Verizon, this isn't the Manhattan Project, it's cell phones! I'm only ticked because I'm about a month away from my NE2 and I don't want to go down the same road of renewing and then 31 days later they come out with something that is better suited to me. Let's not start to have phone releases end up like the Android 2.1 update. Maybe I'll hold off on getting that smartphone. (Steps off the soap box to go have a beer)
8. rtyecript (unregistered)
I really liked the article, and the very cool blog