CTIA Wireless 2007: Hands-On with LG's VX8700 Shine for Verizon - Launch set for April 6Noah Kravitz - Member
While the 8700 - which Verizon apparently isn't going to brand as Shine, despite the moniker being plastered all over LG's displays - didn't inspire the absurd levels of lust in me that the original Shine did, it's still worthy of the "sexy cellie" moniker. Featuring a beautiful brushed metal clamshell housing with a three line, mirror-finish external display and full 240 x 320 internal screen, the 8700 packs multimedia features like a 2mp camera, support for VCAST and LBS services including VZ Navigator, and stereo Bluetooth support into a slim profile.
LG seems to have done a great job with this phone, striking a balance between thin and light with just enough heft to give the 8700 a solid, classy feel in hand. This one should have mass appeal thanks to its combination of hip good looks and mid-range tech features. I'm going to start harassing my LG contacts about getting a review unit just as soon as they're back home from Orlando. Look for it online April 6 and in Verizon stores on the 17th, and expect to drop $180 (and a two year contractual commitment) before you can call it your own.