We only need 1 pre-release thread, not 3.
Pix aren't out yet.
And the one pictured in the link is the Accolade, or, yes, the vx5600.
The $9.99 plan is for 3G phones, um-kay, if this is a 1x phone, then it won't be required. Good guess though.Originally Posted by sdschramm
I'm hearing Spring on this phone, so that would be April-June. It's not listed on the Feb-March rebate form.
Last edited by FAUguy; 02-19-2010 at 02:34 PM.
Well good job Verizon, now I will have to eat my words and spit them out in a gooey mass on my own shoes. Bravo... At least my bar form factor theory still holds up...Originally Posted by HelplessSEAL
Figuring out the new Chocolate Touch..
The VX-8370 is simply an upgrade from the VX-8360. My guess based on the 8300, 8350, and 8360 is that this will continue that lineup of phone and be a flip phone.
At this point I think LG is going to have a dilemma on their hands. If it releases and turns out to be just another flip with 2 MP camera, QVGA screen, and simple WAP browser, who is going to be willing to shell out $9.99/mo for data on it? Unless Verizon makes data optional on the VX-8370, the Accolade will sell far better.
A phone is only fun when you can modify it anyway you please.
The Verizon UI....unhackable? I think not
Exactly. Verizon is evil lol
Not sure if this means anything or not, but I notice that the 8360 has moved to Verizon's "Clearance" page.
The VX8370 is now listed in the LG Updater program with firmware V02.
And what happened to the VX10KV14 ?
Thank you for the info/updates, FAUguy
Here's an interesting comment which appears to have come from an employee at a Verizon store:
speaking with an lg rep yesterday they are not releasing [the VX8370] until vzw takes the data plan off the lg [VX8360]. they are furious with vzw because they put the data requirment on that phone and it stopped selling almost immidately. So unless this phone doesnt require a data plan, lg is going to hold out any more flip phones being sold to vzw... i hope in this case lg wins so as a sales rep i dont sound foolish telling our paying customers to pay more for a standard flip!
Yes, I saw that comment.Originally Posted by Matt_
I'm not sure if that is true or not, but I do find it silly to be force to pay $9.99 for data on phones that have such limited web browsers.
It's kind of like this....why get an enhanced media phone and be forced to pay $9.99/month for limited data, when you can get a smartphone and unlimited data for $30/month.
Motorola made the same argument and won. Verizon lifted the data requirement for the Motorola Entice.
I think Verizon needs to publish a clear set of guidelines for what distinguishes an "3G Multimedia Phone" and a basic feature phone.
Considering data plans for all phones are now the same cost for unlimited, the mandate should only be for QWERTY keyboard phones and ones with HTML browsers.