Verizon launches the LG Vortex and LG Cosmos Touch November 18th

Verizon launches the LG Vortex and LG Cosmos Touch November 18th
Verizon today launched two LG phones we were expecting - the Froyo-running LG Vortex, and the LG Cosmos Touch with a slide-out keyboard, both for $79.99 with a new two-year contract.

The more attractive handset of the duo is the LG Vortex, with a 3.2" capacitive touchscreen with tactile feedback, and a 3MP camera. The sheer fact that is is powered by Android 2.2, makes it important in our eyes - it bears the full suite of Google Mobile Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Voice and access to Android Market.

Verizon, of course, hasn't missed the chance to fulfill its contractual obligations with Microsoft by loading the LG Vortex with Bing Search and Bing Maps, instead of the Googly stuff. Radiowise, the LG Vortex features 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS with Verizon Navigator. Some of the cool apps that come preinstalled are the Swype text entry method, Skype, My Status from LG for some Facebook and Twitter action, as well as a built-in image editor. The $79.99 asking price for the LG Vortex is after a $100 mail-in rebate.

The cheaper LG Cosmos Touch continues in the great tradition of the LG Cosmos, but adds a physical keyboard with four rows of keys. The slide-out QWERTY is covered by a half with 2.8" touchscreen in WQVGA (240x400 pixels) resolution, and the phone carries a 1.3MP camera, also with an image editor built-in. The announced $79.99 price is after a $50 mail-in rebate.

The LG Vortex will start trickling down into retail stores on November 18th, and the LG Cosmos Touch a bit later, on the 23rd.

Which one would you grab?

source: Verizon
 

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Vortex
  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.15 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.50h talk time)
Cosmos Touch
  • Display 2.8" 240 x 400 pixels
  • Camera 1.3 MP
  • Battery 1000 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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4 Comments

1. Zorin

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 26, 2010

Cosmos -- if those specs on the battery life/standby are accurate.

2. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

Sorry, but there was an error in the original Press Release from Verizon. The Cosmos Touch will be launching on November 23rd (not the 18th) and the price will be $79.99 (not $49.99) after a $50 rebate with 2-year contract.

3. cthunder

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Definitely not the LG Vortex. Sure it has Android 2.2, but who wants a smartphone with a 3MP Camera. You would be better off getting the LG Ally and waiting for them to upgrade to 2.2. Plus the Ally has a physical Kybd.

4. derek

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

smartphones from verizon are terrible, except for the motorola-made droids and the samesung fascinate, they are all crap and besides att has a much more affordable data option than verizon if you still have verizon you should get a feature phone or switch

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