Monday, January 28, 2008

Verizon's LG Voyager

The LG Voyager is Verizon's first touch screen mobile phone. Its clamshell design encases a full QWERTY keypad.

The Voyager comes with an amazing 240 x 400 touch screen on the outside of the phone. While viewing websites, the screen is one of the best I've seen on a phone. Wireless internet access is provided via Verizon's EVDO network on a full HTML web browser. No Wi-Fi capabilities on this one.

As you open the Voyager laterally, there is a surprising full QWERTY keypad and ANOTHER 240 x 400 display. On either side of the screen is a speaker Althought you can view websites on the second screen, I suggest viewing them on the touch screen. The navigation toggle takes up a lot of time.

The phone offers a 2
megapixel camera and camcorder, an external MicroSD card slot, USB connectivity, and Bluetooth.

The entertainment features are excellent. The Voyager supports
V CAST capabilities, including MobileTV, VCast Video, and music. It even has an FM radio.

Some other features include a Calculator, Calendar, Reminders, Currency converter, and Pocket Office.

Although I am a huge ATT fan, the Voyage seems a way better option over the iPhone because of the extra functionality offered with the keypad.

The phone will be released in stores on November 21, 2007.

Price: $350-400

Nice video with Voyager pics


auntieC said...

i love this phone but it is way to expense. what is a good alternative?

Steven said...

In Response to auntiec:

Wow, this is a good question. I am not sure if there is a cheaper phone than this. I am assuming you are looking for a touch screen phone. The Voyager isn't coming in less than $200 at the moment. The other touch screen phone LG put out was the LG KE850 which did well in Korea. The LG KE850 is in the price range of $400 dollars. I will look into this. Touch screen phones..although possibly the way of the future...are still not all that common.