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LG Decoy set to launch June 16th for $179

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LG Decoy set to launch June 16th for $179
After a slight delay, the LG Decoy (VX8610) is ready to see the light of day. After we broke the story back in February with images and an expected release May 30th, we have now learned the official launch date will be June 16th with pricing set at $179 with a 2 year contract (after $50 rebate), $249 with a 1 year contract (after $50 rebate), and $349 for full retail.

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LG Decoy set to launch June 16th for $179

LG Decoy set to launch June 16th for $179
LG Decoy set to launch June 16th for $179

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. Omie (Posts: 8; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

You can now call in and start ordering it, you don't have to wait until June 16th.

posted on 30 May 2008, 14:05

2. (unregistered)

Awsome phone, but seems a little expensive...

posted on 30 May 2008, 14:45

3. (unregistered)

Hey could u possibly get the name or ext # of the rep u used to order it i want to get one

posted on 30 May 2008, 14:52

4. Omie (Posts: 8; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)

Just call and ask for it. If they don't know about it ask them to look up the sku lgvx8610 and they should be able to look it up and order it for you.

posted on 31 May 2008, 15:37

22. dan (unregistered)

wondering how much you have to pay if you order now and if they ship it now or if they wait until june 16 to ship...thx

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 09:24

38. (unregistered)

i ordered it and it was not problem then a hour later i received a call saying my order was canceld due to the phone was not in stock lame

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 20:22

41. (unregistered)

I orded mine today. It will be here wednesday. You just have to talk to the right person to actually get it.

posted on 02 Jun 2008, 20:55

42. (unregistered)

ya ur right i called back and got it ordered he gave me the two year pricing and i was not eligble for the 2 year pricing ha ha gotta love that

posted on 13 Jun 2008, 14:36

55. Donato (unregistered)

How is the call quality, reception and battery life? Are you generally happy with your choice? Thanks!

posted on 30 May 2008, 15:05

5. (unregistered)

looks much better than that ulgy grey one lol

posted on 31 May 2008, 20:12

25. superrios (unregistered)

what grey one?

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 12:09

30. (unregistered)

Yeah.... so the picture shown above is the very first spy shot of the phone. its actually not going to be in black. There will only be the "ulgy" grey(silver) one.

posted on 30 May 2008, 15:18

6. (unregistered)

why in the picture its black but the other picture its grey what colour is it??? BLACK OR GREY?!

posted on 30 May 2008, 15:40

7. (unregistered)

The phone is grey, sorry

posted on 31 May 2008, 14:55

19. (unregistered)

correction: It is Silver on the front (mirrored screen) and blue on the back. They are also seperate textures on front and back. The phone is a lot nicer than you'd think and the Bluetooth on back comes with it's own seperate charging cradle as well and a snap-on lid while attached.

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 12:20

31. (unregistered)

Yeah, I do have to say "phonearena" goofed a little on this one, with the phone so close to release why would you post the really old spy photo of the phone when the Verizon branded final release photo is available. It just confuses people who have not been tracking the release of this phone lol

posted on 04 Jun 2008, 21:48

44. (unregistered)

I got mine today. It really is a good looking phone. The main difference from the photo here is the keypad is black.

posted on 30 May 2008, 20:29

8. (unregistered)

This is NOT the chocolate replacement, according to my LG rep., there's no plans for another chocolate phone for Verizon

posted on 31 May 2008, 07:29

12. (unregistered)

Uh... actually there is another Chocolate for Verizon; the LG-VX8560 - the SKU is active and if you do a search on it it comes up with Chocolate 3.

posted on 31 May 2008, 09:49

13. (unregistered)

I knew he was full of mularchy, but I thought the vx8560 was replacing the vx8700

posted on 31 May 2008, 11:22

16. nikki (unregistered)

Okay, the LG VX8560 is replacing the LG VX8700. There is going to be an upgraded model to the Chocolate, and that is LG VX8610 Decoy.

posted on 31 May 2008, 14:58

20. (unregistered)

To correct you...The 8610 is not a Chocolate replacement, nor was the Venus. The 8560 is also not replacing the chocolate, it is replacing the 8600 which was replaced by the 8700. This is the "chocolate flip" advanced past what the 8600 was. These are all in the "black label" series of phones that LG is putting out. Quite honestly, I think they put the model numbers backwards and the Decoy should be the 8560 and the 8560 as the 8610...then things would make sense in the progression of phones....but if they did that, there'd be nothing to talk about.

posted on 30 May 2008, 20:51

9. (unregistered)

Its a cool idea, but the front of the phone, I dont believe is worth $229

posted on 31 May 2008, 10:53

14. (unregistered)

Considering it comes with a bluetooth headset, I'd say $229 plus a $50 rebate? The price is just fine

posted on 31 May 2008, 10:53

15. (unregistered)

Oh duh, you said the front of the phone bahahaha Yeah its not the best looking first look at the phone, I apologize for my previous comment hahaha

posted on 30 May 2008, 21:15

10. (unregistered)

This phone looks like a real cool phone but its like more expensive than the venus and the samsung glyde.... There's something wrong with that...Way over priced!

posted on 31 May 2008, 15:01

21. (unregistered)

It is less expensive then the Venus was at launch. You have to remember, prices fluctuate a LOT! The Venus is several months old and is down in price so that it can be moved. Phones tend to launch at a higher price than anyone wants...tough. The Glyde...there's a reason it's priced where it is....it sucks :)

posted on 30 May 2008, 21:43

11. (unregistered)

i hope they lower the price. maybe they will figure it out since everyone who knows about the phone thinks it is too exensive

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 12:32

32. (unregistered)

You say "everyone who knows about the phone thinks it is too exensive"? How about "everyone who thinks it is too expensive posted their opinion here". The people who don't think the phone is too expensive are simply ordering it over the phone instead of wasting time typing "I think it is not too expensive"

posted on 31 May 2008, 13:58

17. saikat (unregistered)

I created the detachable bluetooth headset concept for LG in early 2005. It's good to see that finally LG is getting it to production!! You can find an initial concept sketch here:http://saikatbiswas.com/website/Other_work/Concept_Sketching/Sketches/Sketch_005_Bluetooth.jpg

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