Verizon LG Dare to be released June 26th online, July 3rd in stores
Shortly after Verizon’s official announcement from the other day and a good two weeks before Apple’s iPhone 3G release date, the LG Dare is going to be made available for purchase both online and in local stores.
Word on the street is that the LG Dare VX9700 will be released as early as June 26th in various online stores and in local stores on July 3rd of this year. The Dare will be LG and Verizon’s latest touchscreen smartphone that offers a lot of functionality in a very sleek looking body.
Pictured here are spy shots of the LG Dare VX9700′s screen, showing the UI with the menu and a glimpse of the SMS messaging app, where we find that LG provides a multi-tap keypad instead of a QWERTY keyboard.
Highlights of the LG Dare VX9700 include a large touchscreen display, 3.2 megapixel camera AF camera with built-in flash, 3.5mm headphone jack, full HTML browser and high-speed 3G network support.
The LG Dare also has a built-in ambient light sensor that measures surrounding light to adjust the brightness of the phone accordingly, as well as a proximity sensor that turns off the display entirely when you place the handset close enough to your face.
It records video with in VGA resolution, features handwriting recognition, EVDO Rev A, microUSB connectivity, microSDHC card support, and has a builty-in accelerometer. This is as close to an iPhone clone as LG can get. There is no info regarding the price on this handset yet, but this will surely be one of the phones people will be watching out for the most this quarter.