LG VX8100 EV-DO camera phone
Get ready for the power of Verizon's exciting V CAST service, which allows you to download or stream full motion video and 3D games, all on your handset. A service like that requires some horsepower, and, happily, the LG VX8100 is up for the task. This upgrade to the VX8000 ups the ante in significant ways; now you get Bluetooth and a MiniSD memory card slot. Plus, with a free software upgrade from Verizon, the VX8100 will play MP3s that are loaded onto the memory card. The phone has also been redesigned for a sleeker profile. As with the VX8000, the phone features a 1.3-megapixel camera with video capture and dual color displays. All this makes the VX8100 the perfect companion in a new era of high-speed wireless content.
The VX8100 features a traditional clamshell design with a very large 176 x 220 color display and support for a whopping 262,000 colors--plenty of room for V CAST content. As mentioned, memory is expandable via a MiniSD slot. A generous, full-color 128 x 128 supplementary display on the outside of the cover displays incoming call information, battery life, signal strength, graphics, photos, and more. Most of the phone's features and on-screen menus are controlled by a five-way center button on the handset's backlit control pad. The VX8100 also features a standard jack to accept universal hands-free headsets, and up/down keys are located on the left side of the unit. The 1.3-megapixel camera unit is housed on the rear of the unit. Music playback control keys are also located here. USB data connectivity is available via an adapter cable that plugs into the bottom of the phone.
The VX8100's built-in address book can store up to 500 contacts for quick and easy management of phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Meanwhile, a speed dialing feature allows you to dial up to 99 numbers virtually instantaneously. The phone comes with built-in polyphonic ringtones plus a vibrating alert, and more ringtones can be downloaded via Verizon's Get It Now service. Ringtones can be assigned to specific callers so you don't have to look at the phone to know who's calling, or you can match pictures with callers to identify them. The VX8100's voice recognition software supports voice commands from any user, not just a preprogrammed user's voice. Lastly, the VX8100's GPS location technology pinpoints your exact location when you dial 911.
Messaging, Internet, and Tools
With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, the VX8100 is fully compatible with Verizon's V CAST service. With V CAST, you can download and stream high-quality video. Need news and weather? Get the latest Accuweather forecast delivered right to your handset, or stream CNN news headlines. ESPN sports updates, entertainment news from E!, and even Sesame Street content for kids are all available. V CAST also serves as a portal for enhanced 3D games. Have more fun with a new breed of realistic games.
With support for sending and receiving text, picture, and video messages, the VX8100 has all the bases covered when it comes to messaging. T9 text entry, which is a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built in to the unit--a plus for mobile e-mail and text messaging users.
Getting on the Internet anywhere is easy with the VX8100. Verizon's Mobile Web package allows you to read and send e-mails, exchange instant messages, and view your favorite Web content on your phone. You can check your e-mail, trade stocks online, compare prices while shopping, access flight information, get movie listings, and find directions to the theater. Verizon's Get It Now wireless download service is also fully compatible with the VX8100. This pay-per-download service features application downloads, games, and productivity tools. You can also personalize your handset with ringtone downloads using the Get It Now service.
The VX8100 ships with a number of handy tools, including a calendar, a voice memo application, an alarm clock, and a calculator. Use the VX8100's Bluetooth capability to set up a wireless link with a Bluetooth headset accessory, or connect to a computer or hand-held device to exchange and synchronize data.
Imaging and Entertainment
While the VX8100 is a great platform for watching V CAST video content, it can also capture video that can be shared with your friends and associates via video messaging. The video unit records in MPEG4 format and can capture clips up to 15 seconds in length. Of course, you can use the camera to capture still pictures, too. In addition to megapixel resolution (1280 x 960), the camera features an LED flash, macro and night modes, a self-timer, and brightness and white balance controls.
The VX8100 supports V Cast 3D games, as well as other 2D-based games, which are available from Verizon's Get It Now service. You can also customize the phone's wallpapers and screen savers to give your VX8100 a look that suits your style. And if music is your thing, the VX8100 also has a built-in MP3 player (requires free software upgrade from Verizon).
EV-DO Wireless Broadband Coverage
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The LG VX8100 weighs 4.16 ounces and measures 3.58 x 1.92 x 1.03 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 225 minutes of digital talk time and up to 163 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the CDMA 850/CDMA 1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one-year limited warranty.
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