BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Lifting the curtain today on what will be four of the most desired phones of the year from Verizon Wireless, the company unveiled several anchor phones that will be available for the 2007 holiday season: the Verizon Wireless Juke by Samsung, the BlackBerry® Pearl 8130 smartphone, The Venus by LG and The Voyager by LG. All of the phones will be in stores before Thanksgiving.
"We are excited about these devices," said Mike Lanman vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. "Our fourth quarter device portfolio includes best-in-class multimedia wireless phones that offer customers the latest in innovative technology and an array of features. Whether customers are seeking a cool, hip, fashion-forward music phone, a device that will help them stay connected to the office, or an entertainment-rich device that can also function in a business setting, we will have it on the nation's most reliable wireless network."
The Verizon Wireless holiday collection includes:
The Verizon Wireless Juke by Samsung
Perfect for customers who never leave home without their wireless phones or their music players, the pint-sized multi-functional Juke has a unique swivel design which enables it to literally flick open 180 degrees to reveal the keypad. What's not visible is the 2 GB of internal storage that complements the phone's music player, which supports .mp3, .wma and unprotected .aac files. Other must-have features include VGA camera with Nightshot, Bluetooth® stereo support for listening to music and the ability to access Verizon Wireless' popular services such as VZ NavigatorSM and ChaperoneSM. The Juke is exclusive to Verizon Wireless and will be available in blue, red and teal at launch.
The Venus by LG
The Venus will be the must-have accessory this fall when it makes its debut in both black and pink. It has two dual front screens, the lower of which also has touch input with vibration feedback, which make accessing the phone's features a breeze. This innovative, music-centric slim, stylish slider also offers a microSD memory port that accommodates up to 8 GB of expandable memory. With The Venus, customers don't have to substitute functionality for style the device is packed with capabilities exclusive to Verizon Wireless, such as access to Get It Now® downloadable applications and V CAST Video and Music. The Venus by LG also features a music player that supports .mp3, .wma and unprotected .aac files and a 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder.
The BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Smartphone
For the customer who needs to balance work and play, the world's first high-speed BlackBerry Pearl from Verizon Wireless gives customers wireless broadband (EV-DO) connectivity to the office while enabling them to stay connected with family, friends and colleagues. Tinted silver, a color exclusive to Verizon Wireless, the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 offers voice and data in a style that goes from day to evening in one slim package. With its built-in GPS capability and access to VZ Navigator service, the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 can take customers wherever they want to go with mapping, audible turn-by-turn navigation, and access to information on more than 14 million points of interest.
The Voyager by LG
Exclusive to Verizon Wireless, the Voyager by LG sports a large external touch-screen and opens laterally to reveal a full QWERTY keypad, giving customers a choice on how they access the phone's features. Sleek, stylish and shiny, the innovative LG Voyager comes packed with the hottest services to satisfy any mobile multimedia addict, including HTML browser, full V CAST-capabilities including V CAST Mobile TV, V CAST Music, with the ability to play .mp3, .wma and unprotected .aac files, and V CAST Video. These capabilities, coupled with high-speed wireless broadband access, make downloading music on-the-go quick and easy. With all these features, for customers who purchase The Voyager by LG who want to download music, take pictures and do so much more than talk with this stylish device, there is a removable microSD memory slot that holds up to 8 GB of memory.
With The Voyager, as well as the rest of the holiday lineup, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to purchase the hottest accessories, such as Bluetooth stereo speakers and headsets, designer phone cases, extended batteries and arm pouches that fit their mobile lifestyles.
More information about these phones and other devices that Verizon Wireless will introduce for the 2007 holiday season, including pricing, will be available as the devices become available. Customers who want to be notified when these devices become available or pre-register to purchase any of the devices may go to www.verizonwireless.com/next. For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 62.1 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 67,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
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