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Updated release dates for the LG VX9700 Dare, VX8610 Decoy, and VX8560 Chocolate Flip

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Updated release dates for the LG VX9700 Dare, VX8610 Decoy, and VX8560 Chocolate Flip
We have received information from one of our sources, regarding Verizon's projected release dates for three upcoming LG devices. First is the VX8610 Decoy, which is a slider style phone with a unique built-in removable Bluetooth earpiece. The Decoy is currently scheduled for an on-line release of May 30th and an in-store release of June 9th. Next is the VX8560 Chocolate Flip, which is an update to the VX8600. It features a large external LCD color display with music control pad that allows for easy playback without opening the phone. The VX8560 is scheduled for an on-line release of June 24th and an in-store release early July. Lastly, the pièce de résistance, the VX9700 Dare will be the US CDMA version of the GSM Prada (minus the branding) and will feature a large WQVGA touchscreen, 3.2MP camera with Schneider Kreuznach lens, and on-screen QWERTY keypad. The Dare is expected to have an on-line release of July 4th and an in-store release by mid-July.

As always, keep in mind that these projected release dates are subject to change.

*UPDATE*
The Decoy VX8610 is confirmed to have a release of June 16th with a price of $179 after rebate.
The Chocolate3 VX8560 is now expected to be released by July 14th.
The Dare VX9700 is still scheduled to be out by mid-July.

LG VX8610 Decoy
LG VX8560 Chocolate Flip
VX9700 Dare

LG VX8610 Decoy

LG VX8560 Chocolate Flip

VX9700 Dare



source: VX8610, VX8560, VX9700

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. dyno (unregistered)


i want a decoy! bluetooth yum

posted on 05 Jun 2008, 14:57

37. !!!!!!!!! (unregistered)


VERIZON ABOUT TO BE THE LARGEST CARRIER IN THE UNITED STATES BY BUYING ALLTEL!

posted on 23 Jun 2008, 00:23

64. (unregistered)


Incorrect, the wireless did not buy alltel the the business did, so It won't change much in size, plus it's still in major debt.

posted on 24 Jun 2008, 12:42

69. (unregistered)


WRONG, Verizon Wireless baught ALLTEL and as a company with 80+++ billion dollars in revenue now imagine it in 1 year! VZW is now the largest cellular provider, bye bye AT&t!!!!

posted on 29 Apr 2008, 00:09

2. (unregistered)


I'm not gonna even bother complaining... I'm just goin to get a different phone..

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 23:42

34. (unregistered)


Learn to write.

posted on 29 Apr 2008, 08:11

3. George (unregistered)


Well, it is about time bthey anounced when the phones will be released, but they need to release them sooner. Nobody wants to wait another 2 months to get one of these phones. They've ben planning them for a while now, and they need to make th release dates sooner.

posted on 29 Apr 2008, 08:17

4. Me (unregistered)


Yes, it would be nice if they would be released sooner...but, knowing that they will be released on a "certain" date is better than not knowing if it will be July or January.

posted on 29 Apr 2008, 08:19

5. ]: (unregistered)


i want the lg dare to come out now ! ]:

posted on 29 Apr 2008, 15:26

6. (unregistered)


Anyone have any guesses on the pricing for the VX9700?

posted on 02 May 2008, 23:09

17. billie jean (unregistered)


is the LG dare a slide? i seen pics but i dont knw it looks like the "venus"

posted on 08 May 2008, 16:45

21. (unregistered)


Nope, full screen touch screen device like the Prada or iPhone.

posted on 29 Jun 2008, 08:37

93. (unregistered)


it will cost $200 (includes online discount normally phone woujld be $250) and it is just a touch phone no flipping sliding or any other way

posted on 29 Apr 2008, 16:02

7. (unregistered)


299-399$

posted on 29 Apr 2008, 16:44

8. (unregistered)


I wonder what the price will be if ur not renewing ur plan? like $500-600??

posted on 29 Apr 2008, 16:49

9. (unregistered)


Anyone know what the price will be with a two year plan? Or how much is the phone retail. Come on somebody has to know..

posted on 25 Jun 2008, 12:37

78. thatverizonguy (unregistered)


I work at Verizon and yes it will be less than 299.99 which was the starting price of the Voyager that is for a 2yr agreement I dont know what Full Retail Price will be but it will be released on the website and to be shipped Jun 26 and in stores July3

posted on 29 Jun 2008, 08:39

94. (unregistered)


With the two year plan it will be $250 and if you buy it on-line then you can save $50 dollars. So it would only cost $200. I CAN"T WAIT FOR THE PHONE!!! :)

posted on 30 Apr 2008, 00:00

10. (unregistered)


iphone 2, gonna be subsidized to $199, kicks all these phones to the curb

posted on 14 Jun 2008, 23:24

50. (unregistered)


3g iphone, gonna cost about $100 a month for 1 line on the cheapest plan (taxes included) nty.

posted on 29 Jun 2008, 08:40

95. (unregistered)


and besides, VERIZON is wayyyy better than AT&T

posted on 30 Apr 2008, 09:00

11. (unregistered)


LG Dare sure to be some competition for the iphone... it will be available on a way better network for sure. I would like to see more photos of the device though.

posted on 30 Apr 2008, 09:44

12. 9700 (unregistered)


The LG 9700 you need to realize isnt the iphone and the iphone isnt the 9700, apples and oranges/ make a list of what you actually do with a phone (like make calls) or want a sleek phone to showoff, or both and will to substitute a fashion statement (iphone) ... think about it..

posted on 19 Jun 2008, 16:37

56. (unregistered)


you are really freaking hard to understand. try rewriting that please..

posted on 29 Jun 2008, 08:41

96. (unregistered)


i have noooooooooo clue what u are saying.... think about it.....

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 12:24

103. (unregistered)


The Dare is a decent shot at an iPhone look-a-like, but not great. I hate AT&T, and if Verizon carried the iPhone, I would have had it by now. I bought a Dare in July and love it. The 3.2MP camera w/flash is good, the delay makes it hard to take awesome pics, but it's not bad. I'm not a huge fan of the browser, and I do think that it lacks the responsiveness and the 2 finger drag/zoom that the iPhone has. One big drawback for the touchscreen - nearly impossible to text w/out looking since there are no buttons to feel to figure out where your thumb is - expecially annoying when I'm driving 3 hours home for a weekend and people are texting me to see what I'm doing that night. Still the best Verizon phone that I've owned (v120e back in the day, v265 which sucked, and the KRZR that I loved until I lost 2 of them within a week and a half and couldn't wait for insurance papers to be processed). If the iPhone does ever come over from the dark side, I'll be all over it, until then I just hope that LG keeps trying. Oh, and I had the Voyager for a couple weeks... before I exchanged it for the Dare. The only reason I got it was because I wanted buttons instead of a touchscreen, then I found myself only using the outside touch screen to text, etc. Voyager = worthless (who needs and/or wants to pay for Mobile TV?).

posted on 30 Apr 2008, 09:54

13. Brent (unregistered)


Release dates are so ficticious. Does any phone company reach a release date ever. Im going to make my decision to switch to AT&T Ill be happy with the VU since the Dare could take forever to be released. Verizon is so obsessed with holidays and launching just before a holiday it will shoot itself in the foot. Verizon should know that people are getting there stimulus check before then and should release sooner. Gee nothing for Father's day. Either its going to be the Glyde or the VU it seems. I won't wait 50 months for a decent phone. Is Verizon trying to loose me as a customer.

posted on 30 Apr 2008, 12:47

14. Business Guy (unregistered)


YES! 1 in 4 people in the US have Verizon..... Do you really think they care about 1 person complaining about their phone

posted on 30 Apr 2008, 17:25

16. (unregistered)


yupp i think they do uh drrr

posted on 30 May 2008, 16:46

31. air1081 (unregistered)


Uh yea they care dum dum. It's called word of mouth if 1 in 4 have verizon and say a whole family switches your little ratio falls. You call yourself a business guy. WOW! Graduate from an online school probably. NO BUSINESS wants to loose customers!!! Go back to school and learn business. USC graduate

posted on 12 Jun 2008, 13:52

44. anonymouss (unregistered)


i think you're right. all the phones are very cool though! i wish you didn't have to wait until your contract was up to get a new phone and you could get it at a sale price, i think if you didn't they would make more money. because more people would upgrade, more. i really want the samsung glyde. i have the chocolate right now, but it will cost over $400 to get it because i can't get it at the sale price! it's just craaaazyyy.

posted on 13 Jun 2008, 14:00

46. Thomas (unregistered)


there's no point in waiting 2 yrs. silly. New every 2 is great for a free phone. Sadly, only the primary line is eligible for the hundred dollars towards a new phone. the rest receive intro prices. Anyway, every line has a contract. Renew the contract and you should be able to get intro prices whenever you want. dial *611 and talk to costumer service

posted on 19 Jun 2008, 16:39

57. (unregistered)


lol actually.. they don't care. to think that they do is insane, of course they want more people to join, but if they loose one customer out of a million. i don't think they'll care when 50 more are joining everyday.

posted on 20 Jun 2008, 17:07

61. (unregistered)


Why is it that everytime i look at the message board for a video or pictures people aren't talking about the specific video/pictures? Instead they are shouting at people for making a few mistakes or criticizing them for what they're worth. Stop hating, please. I like the Dare. :)

posted on 23 Jun 2008, 10:09

66. (unregistered)


correction: NO BUSINESS wants to LOSE customers. :) Use correct grammar if u want to rant about who graduated from a business school or not.

posted on 28 Jun 2008, 15:56

92. (unregistered)


then maybe you should go back to USC and learn that it is lose customers and not loose customers.

posted on 01 Jul 2008, 20:08

99. (unregistered)


do NOT get the samsung Glyde i have it. and it is the worst phone i have ever owned. you have to push the button like 800 times before it goes, (its on the lowest sensitivity setting)

posted on 03 Oct 2008, 12:33

104. dperk01 (unregistered)


Hey, make sure to send that to your professors at USC. I'm sure that they'll be proud that you know the difference between lose and loose... Your poor grammar hardly puts your point across. By the way... RIT '08 Yes, you were corrected by an engineer... congratulations...

posted on 30 Apr 2008, 12:49

15. Business Guy (unregistered)


any one else if you are smart you'll wait for the DARE

posted on 19 Jun 2008, 16:40

58. (unregistered)


i know i'm gonna wait for it! i can't update until december, but i don't care, i'm going to get the dare!

posted on 03 May 2008, 10:21

18. T-HUFF (unregistered)


I LOVE VZW, BUT THEY KEEP RELEASING THE SAME EXACT PHONES THAT JUST HAVE THE SLIGHTEST DIFFERENCE IN FEATURES AND LOOK AND FEEL. THEY NEED TO HIRE SOME MORE INNOVATIVE MINDS THAT CAN CREATE SOME PHONES THAT ACTUALLY STAND OUT.

posted on 03 May 2008, 15:02

19. daddy (unregistered)


VZW doesnt make these phones but they do make the nations best network so switching carriers for a good looking phone is stupid. And by the way the iphone sucks.

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 23:27

32. (unregistered)


at&t has the nations best network and the iphone will still be better than the dare all LG phones are crap!!!

posted on 05 Jun 2008, 14:55

36. VERIZON! (unregistered)


Verizon is about to buy Alltel making it the nations largest, and best quality network. Also, I had Cingular before Verizon and the reliability was horrible!

posted on 07 Jun 2008, 17:19

38. (unregistered)


No. AT&T boasts that they have the nation's largest network... NOT the best.

posted on 13 Jun 2008, 14:02

47. Thomas (unregistered)


Have you ever had an LG phone? or are you basing you're opinion on the pure observation and not utilization?

posted on 19 Jun 2008, 10:24

55. laura (unregistered)


At&t probably has the worst network out of any of them...let's be honest with each other here.

posted on 19 Jun 2008, 16:45

59. (unregistered)


um no, at&t isn't the nations best network, maybe you should start Googling what is. get some information before you argue.

posted on 22 Jun 2008, 20:10

63. ck (unregistered)


no at&t has the worst network. it just sucks. I know people that have at&t and are extremely dissatisfied with it. Verizon is much better than at&t.

posted on 29 Jun 2008, 08:42

97. (unregistered)


verizon is wayyyy better than at&t

posted on 05 May 2008, 12:43

20. zennphone (unregistered)


AT&T has this phone out today (called the VU)

posted on 09 May 2008, 09:47

22. (unregistered)


the vu is a different phone...vzw has the 6900 that is the same as the vu...the vu is a pda...the lg's are not pda's

posted on 09 May 2008, 11:47

23. zennphone (unregistered)


You're an idiot...LG VU is the exact same phone as the Dare.. it is not a PDA

posted on 09 May 2008, 14:44

24. (unregistered)


the Verizon XV6900 is an HTC touch not an LG Vu/Dare/Prada

posted on 09 May 2008, 17:18

25. (unregistered)


vu and dare are very different...nuf said

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 23:29

33. (unregistered)


no they are not there the same do your reseach

posted on 07 Jun 2008, 17:25

39. (unregistered)


I have done my research but the VU feels like its cheap. It is not supposed to be exactly like the Prada either. The LG Dare is a CDMA version of the Prada GSM (this is per LG and they have said nothing about the VU being JUST LIKE the Prada). I don't like the VU at all. It's just not a sturdy phone at all.

posted on 10 May 2008, 19:36

26. (unregistered)


Vu vs. Dare...which do u think will be better?

posted on 12 May 2008, 11:30

27. iphoneisWEAK (unregistered)


We won't know until the dare is out and compare it with the VU, but from what i have seen, they both will kick A$$.

posted on 19 May 2008, 11:40

28. (unregistered)


I think i see a marketing scheme.......DARE to SHOW Off! DARE to compare! DARE to have it all on the nations best network lol..... Remember they did this with the EnV haha

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