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EXCLUSIVE: Verizon to launch the entry level Pantech Crux and LG Octane on October 28

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EXCLUSIVE: Verizon to launch the entry level Pantech Crux and LG Octane on October 28
Pantech Crux

Pantech Crux

We were just tipped that two of the phones in Verizon's roadmap we leaked in August, are receiving a launch date of October 28th, and we got their spec sheets. The Pantech Crux features a 3” LCD touchscreen with 240x400 pixels of resolution, and a 3MP camera without a flash, but with a dedicated shutter button. It will have one touch access to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, as well as Verizon Navigator software for the built-in GPS chip. The battery life on the Pantech Crux is rated for 5 hours of talk time and it is supposed to appear across all channels October 28th.

LG Octane

LG Octane

The LG Octane, on the other hand, has an intriguing form factor – it has a side-opening QWERTY keyboard, while a small external LCD screen feeds information to you when the handset is closed. The outer LCD display is 176x220 pixels, while the internal one is 240x320 pixels. The LG Octane will sport a 3MP camera with flash, and its dimensions are 4.21”x2.16”x0.63”, which is bearable for a landscape QWERTY slider. The keyboard has a navigational D-pad, and LG has decided to go with a non-standard 2.5mm audio jack.

On the software side, it includes Skype Mobile, Bing Search, and a document viewer for Microsoft Office and .PDF files. The battery endurance of the LG Octane is rated for more than six hours of talk time, and it is also ready to hit the shelves on October 28th. Add to the package a pair of stereo speakers, and the LG Octane automatically becomes the more appealing of the two handsets. What do you think?

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Pantech Crux spec sheet
Pantech Crux spec sheet
Pantech Crux spec sheet

Pantech Crux spec sheet


LG Octane spec sheet
LG Octane spec sheet
LG Octane spec sheet

LG Octane spec sheet


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posted on 21 Oct 2010, 04:54

1. calamazoo (unregistered)


The Octane looks like a decent messaging device...wonder if those are running Brew

posted on 21 Oct 2010, 11:08

2. Sharky (Posts: 116; Member since: 24 Jun 2008)


Still with the 2.5mm headphone jack... come on LG.

posted on 21 Oct 2010, 15:42

3. Zorin (Posts: 152; Member since: 26 Jul 2010)


Looks like both have video options. I know it's not great but at least it's avaliable. And they didn't downgrade the camera MPix on the Octane like with other phones. So hope the battery life is as advertised.

posted on 21 Oct 2010, 13:29

4. PhoenixLAU (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Mar 2010)


So is the LG Octane a clamshell ("side-opening QWERTY keyboard") or a slider ("landscape QWERTY slider")?

posted on 22 Oct 2010, 01:34

5. Shuper (unregistered)


Both are nice. I'd like to see more pictures of the Octane. I was told the Octane was a full touch screen phone, almost a Dare/Versa return-replacement, and that the coming Cosmos Touch (same as a Rumor Touch on Sprint) would replace the Env Touch. Guess none of this is the case? Regardless, it's nice to see phones like this, and none requiring "mandatory data".

posted on 23 Oct 2010, 19:53

6. Stephaney (unregistered)


So is the octane all touch screen on the front or not touch at all? The man at the store said it will look similar to the enV3, so I guessed it would not be touch at all but on some sites they say it will be touch. Do you know the answer?

posted on 23 Oct 2010, 20:33

7. Sara (unregistered)


Is the lg octane a touch screen? Hope not.

posted on 28 Oct 2010, 11:16

8. Sally (unregistered)


No, the LG Octane is not touch screen. The new Pantech Crux, on the other hand, is. The Pantech Crux has a touch screen, and a full keyboard.

posted on 30 Oct 2010, 16:01

9. mobisha (unregistered)


Why be verizon takin so long to getting stock of this phones

posted on 21 Nov 2010, 20:22

10. zacsti1999 (unregistered)


i've heard the pantech crux is really taking place of the lg versa or the lg dare and the lg octane is taking place for the env3 i think the env2 and the env3 look to much like calculators in my opinion

posted on 21 Nov 2010, 20:25

11. zacsti1999 (unregistered)


i have no idea mobisha i currintly have the samsung intensity and i've gone threw 7 of them over the summer its so stupid and they took FOREVER to get it to us....... or it could be
Fedx idk

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