Verizon Wireless has released an updated version of the LG V handset, which is actually the same as the old LG V handset, only now it supports Verizon's V CAST
music service and VZ Navigator turn-by-turn direction service. Even without those fancy new perks, the EV-DO
-equipped LG V was a decently feature-packed phone, a 1.3 megapixel camera, full QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, and a MicroSD slot. Verizon also still lists the new V as having an "embedded MP3 player" in addition to V CAST Music, which would be a change in strategy on Verizon's part if true, as they've previously removed MP3 support on phones with V CAST (unless you buy Verizon's logic that the phones do play MP3s so long as they're convert to WMAs first). You can snag one for $149 with a two-year contract, or $199 for a one-year deal.
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