Verizon, LG Announce 'iPhone Killer' Voyager

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by iliketomac, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. iliketomac macrumors member


    Nov 22, 2006
    "The Voyager, made by LG Electronics, trumps the iPhone by offering faster wireless Web access. But in a nod to the Apple device, which is only available to AT&T Inc subscribers, it has a large touch screen and full Web browser."

    I'm still for Apple's iPhone all the way since OS X remains top notch. And the iPhone will likely get better and better after each revision...
  2. GTiPhone macrumors regular

    Jul 22, 2007
    Island Heights, NJ
    "People who want a high-end media phone and want to stay with Verizon will certainly give that one a hard look. I don't know that it would pull anybody away from an iPhone," he said.


    translation: It's good. It's not that good. But it's good.
  3. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    As long as you're willing to go only with AT&T...

    Locked Phones = Bad

    Competition = Good
  4. mpuck972 macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2007
    Yeah, because the 1.1.1 update was sooooo revolutionary wasn't it.
  5. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    I am pretty sure he was not talking about a tiny software update when he said revisions.
  6. DeaconGraves macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    That's funny, I didn't see anything in that article that said Verizon was selling the phone unlocked.
  7. knelto macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2007
    "We think it'll be the best phone ... this year. It will kill the iPhone."
    Verizon Wireless Chief Marketing Officer Mike Lanman

  8. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007

    Good point. All I remember from my Verizon friend (who JUST bought an iPhone 2 days ago.) said how many things like bluetooth in all his verizon phones where locked down.
  9. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    seriously, my GF has verizon and she can seriously do nothing with verizon. With cingular i used to connect via bluetooth to my computer and just drag and drop ringtones....not with verizon!
  10. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2007
    I love it how so many people will post the iphone hate and yet not post that other cell phone makers and networks are doing the same or worst in a lot of cases.

    I mean yah you can't do your own ringtone (thank you god!) but the ones you can do are $1.99(with a whole song) cents not $2.49 which a price I have heard.
  11. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    I think it sucks all phones are going to start looking like iPhones, not as good, but with the big full front display. Can't anyone innovate besides apple?
  12. emcviper macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2007
    How do people forget that iPhone is an iPod?

    I love this little blurb obscurely hidden at the end.

    The iPhone happens to double as a music-industry dominating iPod with 8 gigs of storage. Presumably, you'll have to cough up another $100-$200 to be able to get 8 gigs out of the Voyager.

    And if it's LG, that keyboard+hinge will be trash in 3 months.
  13. wwooden macrumors 68000


    Jul 26, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    I have bluetooth on both my phone and computer and I can only sync contacts and calenders to my phone; no music or pictures. I can kinda see them charging for ringtones because there is copyright protection, but the pictures are ones I am taking myself, there should be no problem with letting me transfer them through bluetooth. The only way I can get them off is to send an email message to myself, where Verizon can charge me a fee. The pictures aren't great quality at all, not worth any money in my mind.
  14. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
    "No escape from Reality..."
    Unlike Apple, Verizon unlocks their phones when the contract is over...
  15. PJF13 macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2007
    I agree, it's so funny how obvious it is. COPY CATS -
  16. tsvb macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2006
    Syracuse, NY
  17. LizKat macrumors 68030


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    Right, is this the same Verizon where if you go in the store to buy a replacement batt for the last phone you upgraded to with them, they don't have that batt and suggest you get a newer phone although it's not time for another upgrade yet? Or else buy the batt online and pay shipping? That Verizon?
  18. Unspeaked macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    This doesn't seem that different to me than the other iClones that have come out in recent months...

    I wonder if Verizon has started kicking themselves for passing on Apple's offer?
  19. Klaxons2012 macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2007
    i...i'm sorry. is Apple a phone carrier now? are we going to start blaming the Iraq war on Apple too?
  20. captastro macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2007
    What would you be able to do with an unlocked Verizon phone?
  21. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    except verizon phones are CDMA. You cant just take the phone from a verizon network and plug it into ATT, tmobile, or any european network
  22. captastro macrumors newbie

    Sep 9, 2007

    It's cheaper to copy!
  23. mets1125 macrumors regular

    Sep 4, 2007
    Queens, NY

    Thats false. Vz is CDMA but you still can not take a Vz phone and sign up to Sprint with it.
  24. emcviper macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2007
    -The 3 people who got an automatic 'F' in my business COMS course.
  25. F4phanatic macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I know I am going to be flamed for this, but I intend to buy a LG Voyager to replace my LG 8300 when NE2 hits. I am going to be locked into Verizon for long time, so I will get this, it's good enough, and it's the closet I'll get to an iPhone.

    It has EV-DO, a big advantage over an iPhone, and you'd have to admit, Verizon is slowly but surely uncrippling their phones bluetooth, and their UI, I think looks sweet!

    I can sync it with a Mac through Bitpim a free program, so it's almost as good as an iPhone for me...

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