Audiovox CDM-8940 - the first 1.3 mega pixel phone from Verizon?

Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier is getting ready to launch a mobile phone with 1.3 mega pixel camera and 1xEV-DO high speed support. According to preliminary information from a FCC filing, the Audiovox CDM-8940 will be available from Verizon Wireless (tentative - unknown when). This is the first time information for this model surfaces, and is the first to bring it to you. Sprint PCS, the only U.S. carrier currently offering mobile phone with 1+ mega pixels also carries an Audiovox device &?


The built-in camera has 1.3 mega pixels with maximum resolution of 1280 x 960. There is a small LED flash also, which improves the picture quality when making photos in low light condition (only helps at very close distances). In addition, the phone has brightness and contrast controls, self-timer function, self-portrait and frames. Videos with sound can also be recorded.

Everyone's questions will be of course when the phone will be available and how much will it cost. Sprint PCs offers its mega pixel model for $299.00 with $150 instant rebate (as of 07-26-2004). I expect the Verizon's device to be priced around $300 also. The crux of the problem is the 8940 release date. It might be a few week, several months, or there is also possibility that it is never released.

Full specifications and features of the Audiovox CDM-8940 are available at

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