Verizon, LG Announce 'iPhone Killer' Voyager

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    iliketomac

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    "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."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071003/ts_nm/verizon_phones_dc


    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...
     
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    "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.

    :D:D:D

    translation: It's good. It's not that good. But it's good.
     
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    As long as you're willing to go only with AT&T...

    Locked Phones = Bad

    Competition = Good
     
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    mpuck972

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    Yeah, because the 1.1.1 update was sooooo revolutionary wasn't it.
     
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    I am pretty sure he was not talking about a tiny software update when he said revisions.
     
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    That's funny, I didn't see anything in that article that said Verizon was selling the phone unlocked.
     
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    "We think it'll be the best phone ... this year. It will kill the iPhone."
    Verizon Wireless Chief Marketing Officer Mike Lanman

    Hahahahahahahahahaahhaahhhhaahahhaha
     
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    Zing!

    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.
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Unlike Apple, Verizon unlocks their phones when the contract is over...
     
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    I agree, it's so funny how obvious it is. COPY CATS -
     
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    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?
     
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    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?
     
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    i...i'm sorry. is Apple a phone carrier now? are we going to start blaming the Iraq war on Apple too?
     
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    What would you be able to do with an unlocked Verizon phone?
     
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    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
     
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    It's cheaper to copy!
     
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    Thats false. Vz is CDMA but you still can not take a Vz phone and sign up to Sprint with it.
     
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    -The 3 people who got an automatic 'F' in my business COMS course.
     
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    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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