PDA

View Full Version : New VZW LG Voyager -- iPhone competition


dtdt
11-10-2007, 04:06 AM
Anyone seen the latest qwerty LG phone? Not on the market yet, but it looks like a definite iPhone competitor.

Verizon Wireless: (http://products.vzw.com/index.aspx?id=rlp&site=next&phone=voyager)

Very interesting. I know, not a Blackberry topic, so sue me. Get over it. My colleague's wife works for Verizon and he brought this phone in today to show it off....it was VERY impressive, and as an 8830 owner, I was somewhat jealous!

Emphasis on the "somewhat."

Dawg
11-10-2007, 07:12 AM
wrong section but yes its pretty neat looking phone

JRSCCivic98
11-10-2007, 10:46 AM
I watched the Review Video someone put up on this thinking I was going to like it, but it kinda sucked. The interface and support was a little lacking. I don't think it'll touch the iPhone, but then again, I don't think the iPhone is much, except really for it's screen layout capabilities and it's browser. I think if RIM would just bite the bullet and make a full HTML/RTF email suport with full HTML browsing without this WAP cutdown BS and build a bigger screen the BB can go a LONG way to putting the competition down.

Honestly, I don't think there's much support (from the smart consumer) for any smartphone that doesn't run either RIM's OS or Microsoft's. I say this because email support is very important to corporate buyers (that know anything) and both of these platforms support corporate email tie-in better then "IMAP/POP3 only" proprietery OS phones... much like the NEC one I saw earlier in the year.

Black Magic
11-10-2007, 11:32 AM
As much as I dislike the iPhone..I think it's got the upper hand against the Voyager.

wabbit
11-10-2007, 12:28 PM
yeh the iphone is not crippled like the voyager...

JRSCCivic98
11-10-2007, 01:01 PM
Really the stupid move on the iPhone side is Steve's bright idea of getting greedy by going from carrier to carrier and trying to squeeze the best deal on them buying from Apple. Unfortunatly by doing this he painted himself into the corner with a "exclusivity" lockout by AT&T. So, instead of just selling the phone direct and unlocked to the entire GSM world he made the stupid ass move of locking the radio down to AT&T. Dumbass... he should have done what Nokia is doing... it doesn't seem to hurt their bottom line selling direct. That's really where the market needs to go. This manufacturer selling to carrier thing is really the old business plan everyone had. Manufacturers should sell to the public and drive the industry enough to force the carriers out of the monopoly setups they have now.

Black Magic
11-10-2007, 01:39 PM
Wasn't it rumored that Jobs went to Verizon Wireless offering them the exclusive sale of the iPhone within there authorized dealers and Apple stores. Verizon turned it down because they have alot of 3rd party dealers that wouldn't be permitted to sell the iPhone?

wabbit
11-10-2007, 01:58 PM
Wasn't it rumored that Jobs went to Verizon Wireless offering them the exclusive sale of the iPhone within there authorized dealers and Apple stores. Verizon turned it down because they have alot of 3rd party dealers that wouldn't be permitted to sell the iPhone?

semi correct, they were first approached with the iphone, their was a big discression on support and it coudnt been locked like verizon wanted it, they said no to steve.

jsntrenkler
11-10-2007, 02:04 PM
I owned a iPhone for 1 day, loved it ... But hated AT&T's service ... I think my Blackberry minus the web & html email is a much better device. I hope that RIM brings us a touch interface blackberry in the future with a full web browser and HTML email... I believe that it would easily slam dunk the iPhone.

Dawg
11-10-2007, 02:18 PM
I owned a iPhone for 1 day, loved it ... But hated AT&T's service ... I think my Blackberry minus the web & html email is a much better device. I hope that RIM brings us a touch interface blackberry in the future with a full web browser and HTML email... I believe that it would easily slam dunk the iPhone.

god i hope no touch is ever done

Black Magic
11-10-2007, 02:21 PM
All I want now is a full browser and BlackBerry would kill it..Not that they aren't already; but it would just make it that much better.

JRSCCivic98
11-10-2007, 02:44 PM
All I want now is a full browser and BlackBerry would kill it..Not that they aren't already; but it would just make it that much better.

Opera Mini 4. It puts the RIM Browser to shame! I don't even use the RIM one anymore unless I need to OTA something and Opera just pulls it up for that one thing.

Black Magic
11-10-2007, 06:22 PM
Opera Mini 4. It puts the RIM Browser to shame! I don't even use the RIM one anymore unless I need to OTA something and Opera just pulls it up for that one thing.

Link? I'll look on Google though. Thanks!

JRSCCivic98
11-11-2007, 12:05 AM
www.operamini.com from your Blackberry.