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LG Dare officially released

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Yesterday, Verizon kicked off sales for the LG Dare, the fancy little touch screen cell phone.  According to,


"the Dare is a black slab with a big touch screen. The phone measures 4.1 by 2.2 by 0.5 inches, weighs 3.76 ounces, and sports a 3-inch, 240-by-400, 262k-color screen and a 3.2-megapixel camera on the back...

The Dare's introduction leaves T-Mobile as the only major carrier without an iPhone-like device. T-Mobile is slated to get the first phone running Google's Android OS, which will certainly generate some buzz, but is still a few months away.

The LG Dare will go on sale online on June 26 for $199.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate and two-year contract. That makes it the same price as AT&T's iPhone 3G, but $70 more than Sprint's Instinct. This is consistent with Verizon's policies—typically the company matches AT&T's prices, but lets Sprint and T-Mobile undercut them."

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I was able to review the phone myself.  Nice phone.  It isn't an IPhone, but it should satisfy some who want to stick with Verizon and want a touchscreen phone.

Edited by pgens - Thu, 24 Jul 2008 00:38:57 GMT
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Here's a link to pgens review.


Any comments on the Dare's browser?  Is it even decent?  Can you load other 3rd party browsers on it?

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It would be nice to have a third party browser such as Opera, but the Dare runs on the Brew platform and customization is virtually nil.  The browser is underpowered and could be better, but it definitely beats other non-smartphone browsers in the Verizon lineup with the exception on the Voyager, which has pretty much the same browser.


Personally I like navigating with the Voyager more because if you open it up you get d-pad navigation, but if there is no other use for a user for the QWERTY set (not big into messaging, etc) then the Touch may be a better option overall.

Edited by pgens - Wed, 23 Jul 2008 19:48:34 GMT
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