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Verizon Launches LG VX8600
November 15, 2006 08:37 PM

Verizon - LG VX8600 (Closed)

As expected, Verizon Wireless has finally released the LG VX8600, becoming the first cell phone carrier in the U.S. to offer the phone. The LG Chocolate flip phone is intended for consumers who plan to listen to music on their phone and even features a MicroSD slot for extra storage. Although the phone may look like a rip off Motorola’s KRZR, LG had actually released the VX8600 overseas before Motorola even pushed out their phone. Anyways we hope LG has added something to make this phone better than the Moto KRZR, which we were quite disappointed with.

Verizon LG VX8600 Specs:

  • Type: 1.9GHz CDMA and EV-DO
  • Form Factor: Clamshell Flip Phone
  • Dimensions: 3.89″ x 1.93″ x 0.58″ inches
  • Weight / Battery: 3.26 oz / 3hrs40mins talktime
  • Camera / Camcorder: 1.3 megapixels w/ zoom
  • V Cast: music store, video content, 3D games
  • MicroSD: store music, images, videos, etc.
  • Bluetooth v1.1: stereo support for music
  • Others: Mobile Web 2, Get It Now, VZ Navigator
  • Special: Music-Only mode, External Touch Controls
  • Price: $129 with a new 2 year contract

Verizon - LG VX8600 (Open)

The phone will now be available in all Verizon Wireless stores and authorized retailers for a price of $129 with a new two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in-rebate. Current VZW customers, who are eligible for upgrade, can get an additional $100 off the phone, therefore costing only about $30 before adding taxes. We would recommend this phone over both the KRZR and the original Chocolate phones since it is cheaper than the KRZR, has more features, and has a standard flip phone form factor.

DEAL ALERT: FREE VX8600 w/ New Contract

Links: Verizon Wireless – VX8600 | Press Release
Related: Motorola KRZR Review

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