LG Vortex ready for action from Verizon Wireless


Verizon Wireless is one of the major carriers in the US, and one of their latest handsets would be the LG Vortex, where it will be made available to the masses in both online as well as brick-and-mortar stores from November 18th onwards. Since different phones cater to different people, the LG Vortex will specifically target first time smartphone users who want to kick off with the Android operating system. This makes me wonder, for those who want to make the plunge to the world of smartphones, why not go straight for the best instead of dipping your toes per se, where clearly a mid-range smartphone will surely be outperformed by a mile compared to a high-end model. In this sense, the iPhone is the best model to follow since the only difference between Apple’s offerings would be storage space. But I digress – more on the LG Vortex in the extended post.

Coming in a sleek design, the LG Vortex will offer consumers with an easy-to-use access to a range of applications which intend to make life a whole lot more simple, while ensuring customers remain at the center of their social universe. You can choose from black and violet shades, and with Android 2.2 Froyo running in the background as the operating system of choice, you need not worry about having the latest Android OS inside, as you will also benefit from a slew of other Google Mobile Services within such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Voice and access to Android Market to download applications and games.

Interestingly enough, there is also Bing Search and Bing Maps preloaded inside just in case you think or feel that Google’s offerings are not up to snuff. Interesting take, eh? The 3.2-inch touchscreen display with tactile feedback offers fast and accurate touch vibration response, while Wi-Fi connectivity ensures you do not have to rely on a 3G connection all the time, despite it benig 3G Mobile HotSpot capable as well. Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity is also thrown into the mix, coupled with a virtual QWERTY keyboard that has Swype technology installed alongside for speedy typing. Nice to see a microSDHC memory card slot thrown in for good measure.

The LG Vortex can be yours for $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement, so it really is your call – but the entry price is definitely less than half of that of what most high-end Android smartphones would cost.

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Richard Says: November 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm

These own brand phones are usually end up as a means of getting customers who want a smartphone and a decent plan but won’t pay for a decent branded smartphone. It’s a good way for the carriers to capture an extra section of the market and some of these phones actually do quite well. I know own brand phones can be amongst the top 10 selling phones for some of the networks.

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