Verizon announces new phones: LG Octane VN530 and Pantech Crux
Verizon Wireless has announced the launch of two new feature phones priced at under $100 on contract and available starting tomorrow: LG Octane VN530 and Pantech Crux (both mentioned in Verizon’s fall roadmap leaked in August).
The LG Octane is a curious mix between the LG Cosmos and the LG enV Touch. It features a small display and an alphanumeric keyboard on the outside, and a larger screen plus a full QWERTY keyboard on the inside.
The phone also comes with social networking integration (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter), Visual Voice Mail, HTML web browser, email, Skype mobile support, Bluetooth 2.1, 3.2 MP autofocus camera with video recording, and MicroSD card support.
Verizon will sell the LG Octane for $99.99 with a 2-yr agreement (after a $50 mail-in rebate).
The second new phone, Pantech Crux, features a 3 inch touchscreen display, virtual QWERTY keyboard, access to social networking sites, HTML web browser, photo camera, and MicroSD card support (1GB card pre-installed).
The Pantech Crux will cost $49.99 on contract (after a $50 mail-in rebate).