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.

LG Decoy first news | Specifications

source: Anonymous



1. Omie

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

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

2. unregistered

Awsome phone, but seems a little expensive...

3. unregistered

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

4. Omie

Posts: 8; Member since: Apr 09, 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.

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

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

41. unregistered

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

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

55. Donato unregistered

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

5. unregistered

looks much better than that ulgy grey one lol

25. superrios unregistered

what grey one?

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.

6. unregistered

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

7. unregistered

The phone is grey, sorry

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.

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

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.

8. unregistered

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

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.

13. unregistered

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

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.

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.

9. unregistered

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

14. unregistered

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

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

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!

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 :)

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

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"

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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