LG GLIMMER – Alltel’s touch phone!

LG GLIMMER – Alltel’s touch phone!
Alltel Wireless will get the GLIMMER by LG, which is an all-touch phone and surely looks good. This one takes the 3.9 x 2 x 0.6 inches slim slider design of the AT&T Shine but instead of 2.2” display and a few keys below, fits 2.8” wide-angle unit with 240x400 pixels resolution! From the images leaked (which are from official LG press sheet) it can be seen that the home screen has the typical for LG shortcuts: menu, calls, messaging and phonebook, but we’ve no idea what the rest of the interface will look like … we hope Alltel won’t disappoint us, and will bring LG’s UI found in phones such as the Viewty, Prada, and the KF700, or at least a user experience somewhat close to theirs. Similar to the latter model, the new phone slides open to reveal standard numeric keypad, for dialing a number or text input.

The LG GLIMMER’s main selling point is the combination of a large touch display (with haptic feedback - vibration) and a very well looking slim slider design, with metal parts. It is a CDMA/EV-DO phone (of course) with a 2-megapixel camera, a microSD slot and Stereo Bluetooth.

LG GLIMMER Specifications

Currently, there is no solid information about the release date of the GLIMMER, but the source says it may launch really soon, before the end of March. We will update you with more information ASAP!

source: ThatPhonePerson via EngadgetMobile


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41 Comments

1. Enema unregistered

yeah but its still on alltell's network which blows goat shaft.

2. Mitch unregistered

Can't say I have had any problems with goat shafts while using alltel's network.

3. Tiger unregistered

no matter what one thinks of the "goat shaft" of a network that is alltel's network, the phone is cdma and both sprint and verizon have an open networking allowing other phones to be used ... keep that in mind

4. steviecrackberry unregistered

I keep seeing those stupid commericals but I dont see the service in the nyc area?

5. Raven unregistered

so does at&t , sprint/nextel is not the only company at this rodeo, remember ^.^

6. T-HUFF unregistered

VERIZON HASN'T PASSED THAT OPEN USER AGREEMENT THROUGH YET. I WORK FOR VZW AND THAT WILL BE UPCOMING WITHIN MONTHS TO COME, UNLESS OF COURSE YOU KNOW A HACKER THAT KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING....WHICH WHEN IT COMES TO CELL PHONES...CANT SAY THAT I DO. THE PHONE LOOKS GREAT...BUT IF YOU'VE EVER HAD ALLTEL IN COLORADO WHICH IS A JOKE AND DOESNT EVEN WORK IN MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREAS...NOT EVEN DENVER, THATS JUST DOWNRIGHT RETARDED. THATS MY BEEF WITH ALLTEL. IF YOU DONT HAVE VERIZON IN COLORADO, MY EXPERIENCE IS THAT EVERYONE ELSE IS PISSED OFF AT THEIR SERVICE PROVIDERS. END OF STORY.

7. Chad at Alltel unregistered

Interesting that the Verizon guy says that our service sucks in Denver, considering that in every major market that consumer reports compared both Alltel and Verizon, Alltel was the preferred carrier 68% of the time, an was ranked either 1st or second in all submarkets surveyed. From where do you draw your facts. We dont have to be in NYC, we're been kicking your ass for years, to the tune that we haven't heard all that buyout foolishness either. Or was it that you couldnt afford the $71.50 that TPG paid for us considering your stock was less than half of that. WOW!!

8. devil dog unregistered

got the glimmer yesterday. awesome.best phone i've ever had. touch screen functions are pretty tight. scrolling down contacts can be a pain but all in all a great phone

34. unregistered

why don't you just type in the first letter of the name on the keypad?

9. brett unregistered

I have ued my Alltel phone all over ohio. I have taken it with me to NYC, Denver, all over Florida, Cali, Indiana and AZ. Never had an issue in any of those places. I had done the same with ATT and VZW but had issues with both. I will not even go down the path of my expirience with Sprint.

10. Andrew unregistered

I was wondering if anyone knows if the glimmer would come to Verizon or if the new Open Handset thing (whatever it is) means that you can bring this phone over to Verizon.

11. kaibee unregistered

can you text on the touch screen?!?! does it have an actual keypad??

26. unregistered

i have have the alltel glimmer for a few months now. yes you can type on the screen, and yes there is an actual keypad. either one works well for texting

12. jg unregistered

I inguired about switching from Verizon to Alltels servie. I was informed by Alltel that they do not have a tower with in 70 miles of Denver or an Altel store anywhere around Denver. They also would not reccomend going with their service because they could not offer a good coverage area.

13. Chris unregistered

I have to disagree with #12 I live in Fort Collins which is a little over 60miles north of Denver and I get excellent service! The only down fall is the closet Alltel retail store is in Cheyenne, WY. Alltel by far has the best service and plans I have experienced compared to other companies

14. mike unregistered

I am no sure how you could disagree with #12's comments. I also live in Denver and inquired about Alltels service and was informed of the same thing. The Alltel rep informed me they they could not provide me with a local phone number and the closest tower was in Limon. They also informed me they they would not roccomend there service at this time. No one is saying Alltel has bad service, we are just expressing what Alltel has informed us.

15. Sprint unregistered

does the phone work with SPRINT

16. iwanttheglimmer unregistered

IF this is such a great phone how come it only comes in one carrier??...Will it ever be available in AT&Ts carrier?

18. unregistered

It only comes in one carrier because alltel paid off verizon, just like how at&t paid off apple to have the iPhone exclusively with them for 2 years

25. unregistered

Actually Attel isn't the only one with the phone. USCelllular has it too.

17. unregistered

can you use the touch screen to text?

21. anonomous unregistered

yes u can it comes up with a regular keboard like the slide out one

38. unregistered

can u dial with the touch screen?

19. froogle170 unregistered

You CAN text with the touchscreen

20. unregistered

i was wondering i live in canada, and if i were to get the phone can it be unlocked and used on networks such as rogers?

22. kd unregistered

it roks i just luv mine it roks just like i said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23. jimmy unregistered

just to let you know the lg Glimmer is also at vzw but it has a different name and for the record if vzw had such super greaet coverage area's why did they had to paid off alltel to offter a better coverage area explain that? i had vzw before but they plains suck and alltel has th best plans and they are cheaper then vzw and also they have my circle which u can infact call 10,15, or even 20 ppl on different networks which u can not do that wit vwz so verizon u aren't there yet LMAO!!

24. bluelag unregistered

Does anyone know if there are any updates for making the ringer louder. The bad thing about this phone is you can't hear the ringer.

27. unregistered

Ive about decided to return my phone for this specific reason!!!! I miss every one of my calls because you cant hear it ring! PLEASE if anyone knows a way to fix this let us know.

30. unregistered

They’ve solved the issue of low ringing in the phone. Go to settings in your menu click on phone information, then to number 5 software update and in 5 minutes you have the problem solved.

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