A few days ago we informed you
that both the LG Octane VN530
and Pantech Crux CDM8999
are expected to be released by Verizon next week on October 28th. Today we were sent an image of an LG Octane dummy unit that has shown up at a Verizon store. As many of you know, the dummy units typically appear a week before the phone is released, so this is good news that the 10/28 date will happen. The LG Octane is taking over from the LG enV3
(similar to an enV4) as it will have the familiar clamshell form factor, with a 220x176 pixel external display that is said to be a bit larger and more functional than the one on the enV3. On the inside of the Octane is 320x240 QVGA display with stereo speakers on the sides and a full QWERTY keyboard on the bottom. Other features include a 3.2MP camera with LED flash, 2.5 mm headset jack, Bluetooth, microUSB port, and can accept microSDHC memory cards up to 32GB in size. On the software side, it includes Skype Mobile, Bing Search, and a document viewer for Microsoft Office (doc, xls, ppt) and Adobe pdf files.
Thanks to a friend for the info and pic!
You can also view the LG Octane interactive user guide here