Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Verizon Releases LG COSMOS Touch, LG Vortex
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Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones today announced LG Cosmos Touch and the LG Vortex smartphones will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Nov. 18.
LG Cosmos Touch
The second generation of the LG Cosmos, LG Cosmos Touch is a stylish
device with a touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
- 2.8" WQVGA touchscreen
- 4-line QWERTY keyboard
- Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities with support for the following profiles:
headset, hands-free, object push for vCard and vCalendar, stereo,
file transfer, phonebook access, message access
- microSD Memory Slot for up to 16 GB of memory
- 3 home screens with 7 customizable shortcuts or widgets
- Flash user interface for clear images and fun animations
- Voice commands
- VZ Navigator capable - Receive audible turn-by-turn directions to
millions of points of interest and share the directions with
- Media Center - Access downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers,
location-based services and more
- Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and
voice messaging; Mobile IM; Social Beat; and Mobile Web Email
- 1.3-megapixel camera that includes:
o Three different camera resolutions
o Zoom up to 2 times
o Set pictures as wallpaper and picture ID
o Night mode
o Self timer 3, 5 or 10 seconds
o Image editor: zoom, rotate, crop, stamps, borders, and draw on
o Upload images directly to Facebook?, MySpace? or other social
o Customizable shutter sound, brightness, white balance, color
The LG Cosmos Touch will be $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a
new two-year customer agreement. Verizon customers will receive the
rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use
the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
The LG Vortex (LG Optimus One) will be also available in Verizon
Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com
on Nov. 18.
- Powered by Android 2.2 - Offers customers support for Google Mobile
Services, including Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Voice and
access to Android Market
- Preloaded with Bing Search and Bing Maps
- 3.2" touchscreen with tactile feedback for fast and accurate touch
- Wi-Fi Connectivity
- 3G Mobile HotSpot capable
- Virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology installed
- Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities with support for Bluetooth Profiles
Supported: Headset, Hands-Free, Dial-Up Networking, Object Push,
Advanced Audio Distribution (stereo), Audio/Video Remote Control,
Phone Book Access, and File Transfer
- microSD card slot with expandable memory up to 32 GB
- Customizable home screens with shortcuts to text messages, e-mail,
apps, favorite social networking sites and widgets
- Customizable to 5 or 7 home screens
- Proximity sensor instantly locks touchscreen while talking on the
- Pre-installed LG Apps, including My Status with Twitter for LG and
Facebook for LG
- Visual Voice Mail capable
- Skype mobile capable
- Android Market - Choose from thousands of downloadable apps
- Full suite of messaging options - Text, picture, video and voice
messaging; corporate and personal e-mail accounts supported
- VZ Navigator capabilities - Access for customers to receive audible
turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share
the directions with others
- 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera and camcorder that includes:
o Five different camera resolutions and three different video
o Macro Mode for detailed, up close pictures
o Image editor with zoom, rotate, resize, crop, added frames and
o Customize brightness, white balance, shutter sounds, color
effects and use self-timer
o Optimize video quality with normal, fine or super camcorder
o Video recording time up to 16 GB
The LG Vortex will be $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new
two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the
form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash
anywhere debit cards are accepted.
LG Vortex customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless
Nationwide Talk plan and an Email and Web for Smartphone plan.
Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access. Email and Web
for Smartphone plans start at $15 monthly access for 150 MB.
LG Optimus One hits one million sales
In related news, LG today announced that worldwide sales of its
Optimus One smartphone have hit one million units just 40 days after
the phone's initial launch. The phone is now available in most of
Europe, Asia-Pacific countries and the USA.
Powered by the Android 2.2 "Froyo" OS and optimized for Google Mobile
Services, the LG Optimus One has been a big hit with first-time
smartphone buyers looking for high performance and useful applications
in a handset priced very competitively to feature phones.
The Optimus One also incorporates an LG-designed user-interface (UI)
along with a camera that features face tracking and smile shot, a 3.2"
wide HVGA screen and a long-lasting 1500mAh capacity battery.