Download this document if link is not clickableREVIEWS - LG Vortex Android Phone, Purple(Verizon Wireless)Product Details :http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B004BDPM9Q?tag=sriodonk-20Average Customer Rating3.0 out of 5Product FeatureEasy-to-use Android 2.2-powered 3G smartphoneqwith touchscreen display and virtual onscreenkeyboard (including Swype enhancement)Access to Google services; Bing Search and Mapsqenabled; can be used as a 3G Mobile Hotspot forup to five Wi-Fi connected devices; VZ NavigatorcapableWi-Fi networking; 3.2-MP camera/camcorder;qBluetooth stereo music; microSD memoryexpansion; HTML web browserUp to 7.5 hours of talk time, up to 500 hours (20+qdays) of standby time; released in December,2010Whats in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery,qcharger, 2 GB microSD card, quick start guideProduct DescriptionThe Android based LG Vortex smartphone is similar to the Optimus S and is notable for including a mobilehotspot feature that lets nearby Wi-Fi devices share the phones Internet connection. Other features are par forAndroid phones, including 3G high-speed, turn-by-turn GPS navigation, 3-megapixel camera, video capture,WiFi, capacitive touchscreen, Web browser, and microSD slot for additional storage. The LG Vortex also comesequipped with an email client, MMS and SMS text messaging, music player, Bluetooth compatibility, andsupport for multiple languages including Spanish. This device also offers access to thousands of apps availableon the Android market. This used product is in great cosmetic condition, it reflects very light use, and displayslittle-to-no scratches. This product has been carefully audited, is certified to be 100% functional, and ready foractivation.Product DescriptionIf youre new to the world of smartphones, the Android-powered LG Vortex for Verizon Wireless offers anexcellent blend of easy functionality and handy mobile features that keep you connected to all your socialnetworks. Its also preloaded with Bing Maps so you know where you are and how to get where youre going aswell as Bing Search, which helps you find what youre looking for without typing thanks to Bing Voice Search
capabilities. The Vortex features a large 3.2-inch touchscreen display with virtual QWERTY keyboard (plusaccess to the easy-to-use Swype keyboard enhancement; learn more about Swype below)The LG Vortex provides mobile features and easy functionality for first-time smartphone users (see larger image).
The Vortex includes a 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder, Wi-Fi networking (with 3G Hotspot capabilities), and theAndroid 2.2 OS (see larger image).In addition to high-speed connectivity on the fast and reliable Verizon Wireless 3G network, you can also sharethe built-in 3G Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi among five devices--laptop, another phone, MP3 player, and more(additional service charge). You can also choose enhanced navigation capabilities with the optional VZNavigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service. And with the optional Visual Voice Mail service, youll be able toquickly and easily scroll through your messages and pick the ones you want to listen to. (See more details onoptional Verizon Wireless services below.)The phone comes preloaded social networking widgets that allow quick access to your Facebook and Twitteraccounts, and youll be able to view the full web thanks to the HTML 5-based Android browser. Other featuresinclude a 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder with DVD-quality video capture, a pre-installed 2 GB memory card(with optional microSD expansion to 32 GB), Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming,access to Skype Mobile, and up to 7.5 hours of talk time.Powered by Android 2.2The LG Vortex runs the latest Android operating system--OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)--which provides a faster overallAndroid experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. Youll be able to receive notifications, listen tomusic, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of newenhancements, including an improved QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and Adobe Flash Player10.1 for access to the full Web. It also offers enhanced Exchange support, with Calendar syncing, GlobalAddress Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.With integrated Google technology, the Vortex brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile servicesmillions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instantmessaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The Vortex also provides easy access to bothpersonal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And throughAndroid Market, youll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and
install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.Key Features3G Mobile Hotspot capability allows you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot using your Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DOconnection, which can then be shared among up to five Wi-Fi-capable devices. The 3G Mobile Hotspot is theperfect family vacation companion, and at $20 for 2 GB and 5 cents per megabyte overage, it provides anallowance big enough for sharing with the entire family for downloading games, Internet access, and more.Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A networkPowered by the Android operating system (version 2.2, Froyo) with deep integration of Google servicesand access to thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market.Advanced multitasking capabilities allow you to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPSdata without keeping the application open.Full Suite of Google Apps including Google Maps with Street View, transit, and Wikipedia information; GTalkwith Presence; Gmail; YouTube; Latitude; and more.Google Calendar app syncs with the Web-based version, so any event that you add to your phone will showup on the Web-based Google Calendar (and vice versa).Skype Mobile compatibility provides unlimited Skype-to-Skype calls and IM while in the U.S. to anywhere inthe world. Plus, with Skype Mobile you get low rates to international land lines and cell phones (requires Skypeaccount).Real HTML Web browsing provides more pages and better Web content delivered efficiently to your phone(Android Webkit HTML5-based browser).Swype input system allows you to input text faster and easier by gliding your finger around the keyboard,moving from letter to letter in one continuous motion. The Swype technology then calculates what word youreintending to type (learn more below).GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service and Bing Maps plus downloadable Google MapsThinkFree Office Mobile: The award-winning ThinkFree Office is a Microsoft Office compatible applicationsuite comprised of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics software--all usable online andoffline. Youll be able to view, edit, and create Office documents (compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel andPowerPoint) as well as view PDF documents.
Technical Specifications3.2-inch touchscreen display (320 x 480 pixels; 262K color depth)3.2-megapixel camera with multiple shot modes (including panorama), white balance control, and coloreffectsDVD-quality video capture (up to 640 x 480 pixels)Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and unprotected AAC formats. Create and manage playlists on thephone.Video playback with compatibility for WMV, MP4, DIVX and 3GP/3G2 formats.Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on thego.Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, andthe A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetoothstereo headphones or speaker dock.2 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.Text (SMS) and picture/video (MMS) messagingInstant messaging support for Google Talk, as well as AOL, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows LiveMessenger.Speaker-independent voice commands plus voice-activated dialingAirplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned offBilingual interface: English/SpanishHearing aid compatible = M4TTY/TDD support3.5mm headset jackVital StatisticsThe LG Vortex weighs 4.44 ounces and measures 4.47 x 2.32 x 0.52 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery israted at up to 7.5 hours of talk time, and up to 500 hours (20+ days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA
800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G frequencies.Whats in the BoxLG Vortex handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 2 GB microSD card, quick start guideVerizon Wireless ServicesReliable 3G Network: With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, youll enjoy fast access to theInternet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average downloadspeeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps. (Learn more about where EV-DO coverageis offered.)VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, youll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZNavigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts,local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), anddetailed color maps.Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messageswithout having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busymobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features includeon-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently),create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.VZW Backup Assistant: Automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If yourphone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to yournew phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobilephone.V CAST Music with Rhapsody: Access this exclusive digital music service for RealNetworks and for MTVNetworks, which delivers unlimited monthly access to music on up to three Rhapsody-compatible mobilephones and players and online on multiple PCs and Web browsers. For a monthly fee (billed on your VerizonWireless bill), you can load and reload your subscription songs from your PC to your V CAST Music withRhapsody phone as often as you want, and take your music on the go. On PCs running the Windows XP orhigher operating system, you can also browse, preview, and purchase music using the V CAST Music withRhapsody software, which is available as a free download from the V CAST Music with Rhapsody downloadwebsite. Additional subscription charges applicable.V CAST Video on Demand: This optional service enables you to watch full-length TV shows plus news, sports,weather, and live entertainment video clips. It features more than 100 full-length programs from leadingbroadcast and cable networks, ranging from highly-rated drama and comedy series to reality programs andchildren’s programming. V CAST Video on Demand also delivers live sporting events, including NHL hockeygames and an upcoming slate of college football games The service offers unlimited viewing of Basic Videosand the ESPN MVP channel. You can choose from 14 categories, including Entertainment, Kids, Music, Sports,Comedy, News, Pop Culture, Information, Women, Latino, Home & Leisure, Multicultural, Cutting Edge, andHollywood. Additional subscription charges applicable.Learn MoreSwype KeyboardAn alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard allows you to input text by swipingthe finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed andaccuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the Swype
keyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and then selectSwype.In the image to the right, the word "mind" was generated from tracing the path shown above in a fraction of asecond, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage to Swype is that there is noneed to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry.Also Available for This Android DeviceAmazon Appstore for AndroidGet a great paid app for free everyday.KindleBuy a book once and read iteverywhere with our free KindleReading App for Android.Amazon MP3Shop 15 million songs and streamyour Cloud Drive music directlyfrom your Android device.IMDBFind local movie showtimes andTV listings, watch trailers, andsearch the worlds largest sourceof entertainment information.AudibleDownload audiobooks directly toyour Android device, then listenwherever you go, get audiobooknews, earn badges, and more.Amazon MobileShop for millions of products, getproduct details, and readreviews--right from your mobiledevice.