Speculation rises about new LG phone for Verizon

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Speculation rises about new LG phone for Verizon
Let's say you walk into a Verizon store and you love that new LG touchscreen model but not having a physical QWERTY keyboard is a dealbreaker. Well, if all of the talk is correct, you will be able to buy a plug in keyboard made specifically for that phone. There is speculation that LG has been cooking up a modular device for Big Red. The basic handset would include a 3 inch touchscreen with GPS, a music and video player, a 2MP camera and a full web browser. Besides a physical keypad, additional modules for sale could include speakers, an internet application including Wi-Fi, and a plug-in for games. The speculation is that this device is the VX9600 which is a phone model that the FCC has already been made aware of. Rumors indicated that LG is ready to announce it, and so we hope we will see it at CES 2009.

What kind of extra module would you want for a phone?

source: PhoneDog and EngadgetMobile

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18 Comments

1. Armo

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 13, 2008

this sounds neat, but its got low specs like a 2mp camera. can anyone tell me the exact date for CES and Macworld?

4. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

CES runs Jan 8-11 and Macworld is Jan 5-9. I think this could be one of the new trends we start to see with phones similar to touchscreens over the last year. The only problem I see is how do you carry all the extra modules with you? It will almost require a laptop like bag to do so.

5. Armo

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 13, 2008

each one is that long?? wow. thanks though. and i guess u would just get one at a time, like the one ur gunna use the most at the moment.

13. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I think the iPhone proved that hardware specs do not decide the success of a phone

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its probably lower spec, so they can keep the pricepoint LOW, and therefor sell all the accessories for it. noone is gonna buy it for 200 and then spend another 200 on parts for it. my guess it will be about 100-150 and hopefully the parts wont be but 20-30ish. great time for accessory sales as a rep :)

2. darthvegas

Posts: 17; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

That sounds pretty awesome. I hope more about it gets leaked soon.

3. iff2mastamatt unregistered

Or be like me and buy a far superior Nokia E71......... problem solved!

7. The Godfather unregistered

yeah far superior....LMAO enjoy your brick

8. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I wouldn't call it a brick... check out the specs on it first. Yeah, it is a little bit taller than most phones, but the E71 is much thinner than say a Blackberry Curve or many other PDAs or Smart Phones like that. I was surprised at how thin it was. With all the features it has, I'd agree with "iff2mastamatt", it is superior to most any Smart Phone in the North American Market. That's a powerhouse of a smart phone with everything any other smart phone should have.

9. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

And... It is a full ounce lighter than the Storm and its dimensions are smaller (overall) than the Storm... so I'm not sure which one you would consider more of a brick...

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

wow a full ounce! lol. but yea the cell phone world is ever changing and it has endless possibilities.. hopefully 2009 will be a good year for vzw phones

12. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

dude leave him alone...just because the E71 isnt a verizon phone, no need to get upset...get off your VZW high horse already and stop indirectly bashing every carrier besides verizon...its not anyone's fault that verizon's best phone is the awful BB storm.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

no its not a verizon phone. i would like to see more high end nokias on vzw. now that we are the largest cell carrier, maybe we will start to see that happening. id much rather see nokias on my wall than motorolas!

6. The Godfather unregistered

sounds impressive, and unique for sure. nice job LG, I look forward to seeing how this device turns out....hopefully it will live up to the expectations.

11. Mr_LaZy

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 30, 2008

This was supposed to be the "Lower end LG Dare" that was announced a while ago. Turns out the only thing "lowered" is the camera MPs. Verizon. I hate you for "daring" me to buy that phone.

17. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

They didn't dare you to buy one, they dared you to touch one. The question is, if you hate it so much, how come it took you more than the 30 day return policy to figure it out?

16. matrix2004

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 17, 2008

This phone will be named LG Versa from what i know.

18. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it looks like an awsome phone!!!!

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