LG Vortex and LG Cosmos Touch launched by Verizon

Verizon has officially announced two new phones today – the Android-powered LG Vortex and the low-end LG Cosmos Touch featurephone.

We’ve seen the LG Vortex before, last time in a comparison chart, and now Big Red has decided it was time to launch it. As we found out from that chart, the features put the Vortex into lower midrange territory. Its main highlights are:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • 3.2″ 240×320 touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi, 3G, mobile hotspot capability
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • microSD card slot
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash and video recording
  • image editor
  • Swype, Bing Search and Bing Maps preinstalled

The LG Vortex will be available online and in stores on November 18. It will cost $79.99 after a $100 mail-in debit card rebate. To get this price, signing a 2-year contract is necessary. You’ll also need to agree to a talk plan of at least $39.99 and a data plan of at least $15.

The LG Cosmos Touch is the successor to the LG Cosmos, just as its name implies. This is a low-end, no frills featurephone that is meant for people craving the simplicity of a non-smartphone. Or for those who simply can’t afford anything better.

The LG Cosmos Touch features:

  • a 2.8″ WQVGA touchscreen
  • physical, slide-out, four line QWERTY keyboard
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • microSD card slot
  • voice command support
  • 1.3 MP camera with image editor
  • VZ Navigator capable
  • Mobile IM, Social Beat and Mobile Email

The LG Cosmos Touch will also become available on November 18. It will set you back $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate (again, and as usual with Verizon, the rebate is a debit card). A new two-year customer agreement is needed too.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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