LG Voyager - competition??

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  1. xodonniedarko macrumors 6502

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    I cannot lie to you. This phone looks awesome. Unfortunately, I do not have cingular (for the iphone) nor do I have Verizon, so I'm a little stuck because I can't have a phone cooler than the razr :(.

    Do you think the Voyager will be competition for the iphone?
    I almost think it's a better deal. More stuff.
    I'm pretty sure the Verizon customers will be jumping all over this phone.
    And I also think they came out with something like this prior, but minus the touch front. Here's the phone!
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    If sublime style and profound performance are part of your mobile destiny, the new VOYAGER™ is just what you’ve been waiting for. The first handset with both interactive touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard, this one-of-a-kind wonder can also tune you in and turn you on to V CAST Mobile TV and full HTML Internet browsing. The VOYAGER™ will take you where you want to go with a music player, dual speakers for stereo sound, Bluetooth,® and a 2.0 megapixel camera & camcorder. For the ultimate mobile excursion, there is nothing like the VOYAGER.™
     
  2. tennisplaayer11 macrumors member

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    The Voyager was made to be a competition for the iPhone. I have Verizon and I have to say it's one awesome phone, unfortunately I bought a Chocolate only a few weeks before it came out. :(
     
  3. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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  4. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    already a thread...
    and this phone is honestly crap...feels very cheap, and breaks easily.
    touch screen is unresponsive half the time als.
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    My good friend has one. It is in absolutely no way comparable with the iPhone. It has a touch screen and that is about where the similarities end. The screen is not as big or bright or beautiful and the phone itself is a bit smaller.

    Seriously, if you want an iPhone get an iPhone. One of these knockoffs (i.e. Voyager, or Nokie 950) are just not the same thing.
     
  6. zelmo macrumors 603

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    Agree that this is no comparison to or competition for an iPhone. Sadly, if you are saddled with Verizon, there are few good choices.
     
  7. iTeen macrumors 65816

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    true...as strange as this sounds, i have found the best verizon phone to be the Z6tv! i have it and i love it. absolutely perfect and is VERY sturdy, and i love the mobile TV.
    to bad verizon cripples their phones

    Jake
     
  8. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I have the LG enV and one of my friends has the LG Voyager. I don't think its crap but for what most people use it for (mainly the keyboard), I don't think its worth spending that extra cash just for a touch screen, therefore its not really a competition seeing as you have to buy memory for it and such.
     
  9. zelmo macrumors 603

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    I have a Treo 650 and am just at the end of my current 2yr. This is a company provided phone and, while I could switch to AT&T, I cannot get an iPhone because corporate says they cannot resolve security issues and there is no Exchange support. I'm holding onto this phone a bit longer in the hope that these issues are resolved in the near-ish future. pleaseopleaseoplease:apple: :D
     
  10. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I didn't know there was another thread like this. I did a search to see if anything came up as similar but there were no results! Crappy searcher.


    Well thanks for all your input!
    I guess there's nothing like the iphone, but this phone does seem cool. Although, they are pretty thick. Like, really thick. An odd shape, I think. My friend has the older version of this (w/o touch screen) and it's so.. odd shaped.
     
  11. bassist51 macrumors newbie

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    not really competition for the iphone and its features
     
  12. ItTakesII macrumors member

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    Yeah I bought a Chocolate before it came out and it does look really cool. But I still think that the iPhone is much better. Verizon just isn't very great. For example, you can't send music using Bluetooth, why the heck is it there if you can't use it? Also, my phone does not work with the cable used to put music on your phone from the PC. >_>

    Verizon just tries to copy anything Apple does that they possibly can. For example, there horrible verzion of iTunes, VCAST. It sucks. Alas, I am stuck with Verizon. I've gotten used to it. The Chocolate isn't a bad phone it's just Verizon that sucks (Except for the service, I never lose service).
     
  13. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    I have used the voyager and have a freind who owns one.

    I hate it and he hates it. The entire phone sucks noodles and really its not even very good at being a phone.

    The keyboard has annoying placed space keys and almost any touch screen control that isn't simply click the icon to launch an app is annoying.

    Get this, to write a text message from the touch screen you get a screen that puts up a virtual cellphone keypad. not a keyboard no a keypad that responds slower than a real phone.

    The portable downloadable video you have to pay for, you use a special antenna that extends from it to watch to the video, (which is in decent quality but expensive).

    The big loss is the web browser. Mobile Web only, you can of course use google to trick it into going to a normal page if you don't mind having to scroll around the whole page to a get a view. (you don't start zoomed out like on the iPhone)

    Other than that most of its functions work decently. The phone is just to basic to compete with the iPhone fully.

    Maybe if it had third party software (so far the best you can do is use a hack to play flash games) (no the phone does not support flash the hack supports downloaded flash) it could hold its own but so far you can even reasonably jail break the thing.

    At-least AT&T has always allowed 3rd party apps on its phones you should see verizon's steps to prevent third party apps. If you thought apple was bad take a month of postpaid from verizon on a phone which on other networks has 3rd party apps that you don't have to pay for or don't have to pay verizon for and see how far you get.
     
  14. ert3 macrumors 6502a

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    Kudos to you for being able to enjoy a motorola
     
  15. Flail macrumors newbie

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    I thought this would be a decent competitor for the iPhone when I first saw it announced. I thought the screen looked nice. I figured having a touchscreen and a hard keyboard was a solid position to be in.

    Then I got my hands on one. Really horrible. Horrible response on the touchscreen. Sub-par fit and finish. Retched interface. I was simultaneously relieved that there was no way this would bump the iPhone and somewhat bummed that it was such crap because when my contract is up, I don't think we'll be able to afford iPhones/AT&T. As I view the landscape of my possible prospects, I get depressed and think I should just keep my 2 year old Sanyo. At least I'm familiar with it's bland, average interface. I lust for new gadgetry but everything I see now pales beside the iPhone for how I want to use a phone.
     
  16. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    Look like another case of great hardware/bad software.
     
  17. ItTakesII macrumors member

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    I am in the same position which is why I plan on saving for an iTouch after I get my Macbook because that way I'll have my Chocolate to use as a phone and the iTouch to do all the other high-tech things the iPhone does without the extra $100 for the phone and $60 a month for the plan.
     
  18. zap2 macrumors 604

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    I've played with my best friends...its a highly overrated phone.

    Its a "mutlimedia" phone, which sucks at media.
    I'm a fan of the iPhone, but I'm able to admit a good phone when I see one(BlackJack, the Treo at one point)....this is not a good phone
     
  19. bov macrumors 6502

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    i have the voyager and i think its a pretty good phone. im not a phone junkie so i mainly just care that it works. I mainly use it for texting and calling pretty much, and the occasional picture taking. i really like that it has a full qwerty keyboard, this makes it a lot easier than typing using touch i believe. the touch screen is pretty good, but it isnt nearly as good as the iPhone's touch screen.

    all in all, the voyager gets the job done for me. :D
     

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