Mmm boy, we certainly do like us some clear shots of unreleased phones from every conceivable angle. Especially when said phone is the LG VX8700, Verizon's heir apparent in the rare air of its high-end clamshell line. We've seen a peek of it before, though the displays weren't nearly as, well... "on" as they are here. Word has it the 8700's guts are all but identical to those of the VX8600 before it -- save for a lack of external touch sensitive controls -- which should leave us with a 1.3 megapixel cam, microSD expansion, and stereo Bluetooth for those tunes you'll be grabbing off VCAST. Anyone care to start a pool for what fiscal week this thing might hit streets?

[Thanks, anonymous tipster]



Gallery: LG VX8700 for Verizon



Update: Several tipsters have noted that the VX8700 rocks a 2 megapixel cam, a slight upgrade over the 8600's 1.3 megapixel unit, and the screen may be clocking in at 320 x 240 resolution -- our fingers are crossed. [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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LG's VX8700 for Verizon gets clearer