LG VX8000 - the first 1.3 mpix camera phone for CDMA networks to be availabe soon in the US
LG VX8000 is going to be one of the first CDMA mega pixel phones available in the US. It was approved yesterday by the FCC. Even though it may take months, or it even may not be released at all, the news is significant. The exact dimensions are not currently available, but the feature list is very impressive. The phone is dual-band CDMA with CDMA2000 1xEV-DO support and lacks AMPS (analog).
What it does not lack is screen colors - 262k for the main one (176 x 220 pixels dimensions) and huge 128 x 160 front screen with 65k colors. Both screens are TFT. As you seen from the picture the phone is clamshell design.
The exciting part - LG VX8000 sports built-in, swivel 1.3 mega pixel color camera with flash! The preliminary specification does not mention anything about video recording, but I think it will be supported. Please keep in mind that all the information presented here is preliminary and some of the features / specifications may be changed on the production units.
Other notable features are GPS location capabilities, multimedia video streaming support, 64-voices polyphonic ringtones and voice-dialing and recording. What I did not see mentioned was a speakerphone.
As it can be seen from the picture of the menu, it will be icon based, but instead scrolling verticlly, it will scrool horizontally (reminds me of my old Ericsson T28 is I am not wrong).
Tentatively, the phone will be available from Verizon wireless. The reason for this assumption is the Get It Now button seen on the right navigation arrow of the phone. Of course, nothing prevents it from being released for other carriers also.
For the full specification and feature list, please gohere.