UPDATED. Come November 18th Verizon customers will be able to purchase the the LG Cosmos Touch and the LG Vortex.  The 2.8-inch touchscreen Cosmos will cost $49.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate and 2-year contract signing.  The Vortex, the higher end of the two, will be $79.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and 2-year contract signing.

Cosmos features, aside from the touchscreen, is a subpar 1.3MP camera (seriously?), microSD card slot that supports up to 16GB cards, QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS and although the press release doesn’t make mention of it we assume WiFi.

The Vortex sports a larger 3.2-inch touchscreen, WiFi, 3G Mobile Hotspot ready, Bluetooth 2.1, a microSD card slot with support up to 32GB, GPS and a 3.2 megapixel sensor.

Update: Turns out that there was an error in the press release and that the Cosmos Touch won’t launch until November 23rd and will cost $79.99 after rebates and contracts.

VERIZON WIRELESS AND LG MOBILE PHONES OFFER LG COSMOS™ TOUCH
LG Cosmos™ Touch Brings Touch and Messaging Traits to Customer’s Fingertips
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN DIEGO – Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones today announced LG Cosmos™ Touch will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Nov. 18.  The second generation of the LG Cosmos, LG Cosmos Touch offers customers a stylish device with a touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Key features:
·         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
Additional features:
·         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 others
·         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 photos
o    Upload images directly to Facebook®, MySpace™ or other social networks
o    Customizable shutter sound, brightness, white balance, color effects
Pricing and availability:
·         The LG Cosmos Touch will be $49.99 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 towww.verizonwireless.com.

VERIZON WIRELESS AND LG MOBILE PHONES OFFER LG COSMOS™ TOUCH LG Cosmos™ Touch Brings Touch and Messaging Traits to Customer’s Fingertips BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN DIEGO – Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones today announced LG Cosmos™ Touch will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Nov. 18.  The second generation of the LG Cosmos, LG Cosmos Touch offers customers a stylish device with a touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Key features:·         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 Additional features:·         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 others·         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 resolutionso    Zoom up to 2 timeso    Set pictures as wallpaper and picture IDo    Night modeo    Self timer – 3, 5 or 10 secondso    Image editor: zoom, rotate, crop, stamps, borders, and draw on photoso    Upload images directly to Facebook®, MySpace™ or other social networkso    Customizable shutter sound, brightness, white balance, color effects Pricing and availability:·         The LG Cosmos Touch will be $49.99 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 towww.verizonwireless.com.

VERIZON WIRELESS AND LG MOBILE PHONES CREATE A WHIRLWIND OF POSSIBILITIES WITH THE LG VORTEX

LG Vortex, An Accessible Smartphone with Simple Solutions

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SAN DIEGO – Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile Phones today announced the LG Vortex™ will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com on Nov. 18.  The LG Vortex empowers first-time smartphone users to join and explore the growing Android world with 3G connectivity over the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network.  With its sleek design, LG Vortex gives consumers easy-to-use access to a variety of applications that make life simple and keep customers at the center of their social universe.

Colors: Black and Violet

Key features:

·         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 vibration response

·         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

Additional features:

·         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 phone

·         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 with flash that includes:

o    Five different camera resolutions and three different video resolutions

o    Macro Mode for detailed, up close pictures

o    Image editor with zoom, rotate, resize, crop, added frames and stamps

o    Customize brightness, white balance, shutter sounds, color effects and use self-timer

o    Optimize video quality with normal, fine or super camcorder settings

o    Video recording time up to 16 GB

Pricing and availability:

·         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.  Customers can track their data usage by downloading the My Verizon app available on Android Market or by logging on to their My Verizon accounts online at www.verizonwireless.com/myverizon.  For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go towww.verizonwireless.com.










Christen Costa

 
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."