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November 20, 2007

Verizon Wireless Introduces New LG Phones

By Prabhala Ranga Sai, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless has announced the launch of two LG phones, Voyager and Venus, with advanced features ahead of the holiday season. 

Venus handsets are available immediately across all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online, whereas Voyager will be available from Wednesday.
The Voyager features a large external touch screen, V CAST Mobile TV capabilities and full QWERTY keyboard. Venus is initially available in black and from December 11th  in pink. 
"These phones offer customers some of the most exciting technology available today," said Mike Lanman, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "The combination of touch and tactile keypads that are features on both devices give customers a winning combination that is rare in the market today. We are excited about these phones and expect them to be in high demand during the holidays."
 The features of Venus and Voyager include: a 2.0 megapixel camera; VZ Navigator capability; a microSD memory slot that can support up to 8 GB of additional memory; and dual screen displays. The Venus also features touch key vibration for button-like feedback. Users can also set the phone in multitask mode that allows them to send messages and browse the Web while also listening to music.
The Voyager features a large external touch-screen while the Venus offers dual external screens, with the bottom screen incorporating touch technology. The Voyager’s large 2.8" external touch-screen with VibeTouch technology offers tactile feedback and its HTML browser gives enhanced Internet browsing experience.
Both the Venus and Voyager also offer access to V CAST Video, Verizon Wireless' multimedia service with news, sports and entertainment video clips, 3D games and more.
V CAST Music offered on these phones allows users to access more than 2.4 million songs that can be purchased and downloaded over-the-air, directly from the phones. 
"The Venus and the Voyager by LG are two groundbreaking handsets with the advanced features and style that LG Mobile Phones is known for," said Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president of product strategy and marketing for LG Electronics (News - Alert) MobileComm USA, Inc. "These distinctive devices give consumers the choice they want in their mobile phone experience."
P.R. Sai is a contributing writer for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

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