Just a few quick updates for you Verizon fans tired of all the Instinct this, iPhone that talk as of late ...
LG Dare may
be available as soon as June 26th (next Thursday) via online sales.
July 3rd is the date still being kicked around for availability in
stores. No pricing info has surfaced yet ... just lots of wild
speculation and a $50 mail-in rebate form kicking around the Web.
There's also talk that, like the Samsung Flipshot, the Dare's 3.2MP
camera will have zoom but the zoom won't work at the highest
resolution. In other words, if you're taking a 2MP photo you can zoom
but if you're using the full 3.2MP setting you won't be able to zoom.
Hope that's not true.
Engadget Mobile's got some dish on VZW's upcoming Visual Voicemail service. According to EM,
Visual Voicemail will launch sometime in the next two months, cost an
extra $1.99 per month, and be available on five devices initially. The
devices? Well, this is where it gets interesting: There's the LG
Chocolate 3 and RIM Thunder, which we knew about. There's also
something called "Voyager (Refresh)," which likely means a firmware
update to the LG Voyager, but could mean a brand new device (maybe ...
but unlikely). And there's "Blaze (touchscreen)" and the Motorola
The Vu30 is a PEBL-ish clamshell that didn't do
much for me when I peeped it over on PhoneArena, but that's just me.
PhoneArena uses the term "high end" in describing it, so you never know
what it might be like in hand and in person.
Blaze, on the other hand, sounds high-end all the way. It's said to be
an offshoot of the MOTO MING line of touchscreen smartphones, none of
which have been officially released in the US. The VZW Blaze would be
simplified - but hopefully not too dumbed-down - with VZW's menus, and
bolstered by full VCAST and VCAST TV support, amongst other goodies.
Looks like a fun summer ahead for all you Verizon fans, huh?