Product Spotlight: LG Voyager Video
Product Spotlight: LG Voyager Video Transcript
>> It's one of the best touch screen phones with a QWERTY keyboard and features galore. I'm Brian Tong from CNET.com and today, we're Spotlighting the LG Voyager on Verizon Wireless. The LG Voyager has that familiar design for touch screen phones with a full touch screen on the front. It has sleek lines and it's bulkier compared to other phones, but with a quick flip, you get access to an internal screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. That's two screens and a keyboard peps. Sure it's a little bigger, but its spacious keyboard and the size of the keys make it acceptable. The navigation controls also make using the device a lot easier. The touch screen is 2.81-inches and has haptic vibrating feedback, so you'll get a response when you press on it. It's a bummer there's no Wi-Fi on the Voyager, but 3G makes up for it and it's packing so many features, like stereo Bluetooth, GPS, email, MMS, a full HTML browser, and some messaging, 2-megapixel camera and all the V-Cast Services. Can I get a breath of fresh air? It also has 180 megs of shared memory, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 8 gigs. So let's talk about a few of the features. The dual screen of the voyager allows it to be used open or closed, so you can browse Web pages, view V-Cast content and navigate the menus with either screen. Verizon packages, it's a VC navigation GPS application that's defaults to landscape mode and can also be used on eihter screen. This phone is also a messaging machine supporting instant messaging with AIM, Windows Live and Yahoo. Email is done through the browser, and supports Yahoo, Windows Live, Gmail and AOL mail. Its 2-megapixel camera is solid with plenty of color effects and different options. It also has a sleek auto-focus that actually works. Call quality was very solid for the Voyager, there was no static, and we had no problem getting a signal. A tiny complaint is that we occasionally heard a slight hiss, but people on the other side of the line didn't hear it. Nothing big, but it's something to note. Battery life is rated at 4 hours at top time and our labs tested it out to just under that. So where does this guy need help? First, we'd really like LG to slim this guy down if they can for the next version. The screen and keyboard feel and work great, but this guy is pretty think for today's phones. We understand Verizon wants us to go through their 3G network for all our data, but adding the Wi-Fi just to give us another connectivity option would be nice too. Another thing, we'd like to be able to use the touch keyboard and text messaging, like we do with Web pages, so when you enter a new URL, you have access to a QWERTY touch screen, but you don't have that option for text messaging. Also a flash and self-portrait mirror for the camera would be a nice touch and it's curious that it's missing from this feature packed phone. I'm Brian Tong for CNET.com and the LG Voyager is a sleek, but kind of bulky design with an excellent feature set that still makes it the best LG messaging and multimedia phone. ^M00:02:46 [ Music ]
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