Still looking for an affordable full QWERTY keyboard phone on Big Red? Well, look no further because today they launched the LG Cosmos. It’s got that full keyboard you’ve been looking for as well as a Bluetooth 2.1, 1.3 megapixel camera, some built-in social networking features, GPS support, speakerphone and more. It has yet to make an appearance on VZW’s site, but it should be up momentarily. Price: $29.99 after a $50 MIR and 2-year contract.
VERIZON WIRELESS AND LG MOBILE PHONES OFFER A STRIKINGLY HIP DEVICE AT A HEAVENLY PRICE
New LG Cosmos Gives Customers the Universe with Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard, Built-in Social Networking Features and More
BASKING RIDGE, N.J.; SAN DIEGO; and LAS VEGAS – From CTIA WIRELESS 2010®, Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc. (LG Mobile Phones) announced LG Cosmos™ will be available on March 25 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com. Equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for easy text messaging and built-in social networking tools and features, LG Cosmos allows customers to keep their friends in the know while keeping up with life on the go.
· Compact, friendly and stylish candy bar phone with a rounded shape and metallic finish
· Web-based e-mail, instant messaging and chat
· Text, picture and voice messaging
· One-touch speaker phone
· Speaker-independent voice commands, including Call, Send Msg To, Go To, Check, Contacts, Search, Redial, My Verizon and Help
· Voice clarity – Auto adjust voice clarity based on surrounding noise level
· Bluetooth® 2.1 capabilities with support for the following profiles: headset, hands-free, phonebook access and object push
· Send calendar events, contact information and print photos via Bluetooth
· Dedicated favorites shortcut keys for up to 10 contacts
· Micro USB charging port
· USB charging via computer
· GPS support for enhanced location accuracy
· Access to Twitter, Facebook®, MySpace and other social networking sites
· 1.3 megapixel camera that includes:
o Three different resolutions
o Zoom up to 2.0 times
o Noise reduction to improve image quality in low-light environments
o Image editor that allows users to zoom, rotate and crop any picture
o Insta-uploading of pictures directly to online albums and Facebook
o Customizable shutter/cue sound, brightness, white balance, color effects, photometry, self-timer and night mode
Pricing and availability:
· LG Cosmos will be available on Thursday, March 25, online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores for $29.99 after a $50 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.
· For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of LG Cosmos in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.