Verizon announces the affordable LG Cosmos Touch, Android-powered Vortex

Verizon added two new LG handsets, the affordable Cosmos Touch and the Android-powered Vortex, to its lineup today. Both handsets are entry-level offerings that sport sub-$100 price tags; while the Cosmos Touch is a feature phone, the Vortex rocks Android 2.2.

The Cosmos Touch is the successor to the LG Cosmos and offers a 2.8-inch WQVGA touchscreen display, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth 2.1, microSD expansion (up to 16GB), 3 customizable home screens with 7 widgets, voice command support, photo upload to social networks including Facebook and MySpace, navigation via VZ Navigator, and a 1.3-megapixel camera.

The LG Vortex is an affordable Android 2.2-powered offering that features a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, Swype keyboard, Bluetooth 2.1, microSD expansion (up to 32GB), WiFi, 3G mobile hotspot capable, and a 3.2-megapixel autofocus camera/camcorder with flash. The Vortex ships with a suite of pre-installed LG-specific apps including My Status with Twitter for LG and Facebook for LG.

The LG Cosmos Touch will be available in stores starting November 23rd  for $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The LG Vortex will be available in stores and online starting November 18th for $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Any takers?

[Via Verizon Cosmos Touch and Verizon Vortex]

  • I have the vortex, and my advice if you are thinking about getting it is: GET IT RIGHT NOW!!! It’s amazing!

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