As earlier reported, LG’s new touchscreen phone on Verizon’s network has been made available online. The Verizon LG Dare can now be had from Verizon’s web site for $199 with a 2-year contract and $50 rebate.
The LG Dare is another one of the many smartphones that are trying to chew at the success of the iPhone, and so far it has received glowing reviews. It seems that of all the so-called “iPhone killers”, this is one of the few handsets with the most potential.
The LG Dare’s spec sheet starts out reasonable enough. It features a 3-inch touchscreen LCD and EVDO Rev. A in a sleek looking case that measures 4.1 x 2.2 x 0.5 inches. It also packs in a few features that are notably missing in the device it’s trying to beat.
There’s a 3.2 megapixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach lens and LED flash on board, as well as face detection tech and built-in image/video editing tools. Bluetooth A2DP and other profiles are available for wireless connectivity, while its full HTML browser will let you experience the Internet on the go with Verizon’s network.
The LG Dare also features an accelerometer that automatically switches screen orientation and a proximity sensor that helps you save battery life by turning off the phone screen when it gets placed near your face (it assumes you’re in a call).
You may now bag yourself an LG Dare for $199 from Verizon’s web site, white retail store availability will start on July 3.
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