LG Glimmer for Alltel has now been confirmed by way of LG itself, and while there's still no sight of the phone on the regional's own site, the AX830 moniker that the beautiful piece bears -- and the fact that Alltel's name is specifically mentioned in LG's press release -- pretty much says it all. The company calls out the Glimmer as basically a Shine with a touchscreen, which seems like a pretty accurate representation and a good 30,000 foot overview of everything LG's been trying to do in the marketplace for the past 18 months or so.
Despite LG's own lack of insight into the phone's launch, we've independently heard through the grapevine that Alltel will be launching the Glimmer in just two days, the 13th. It'll go for $250 on a two-year contract after rebates, and sorry, Alltel employees -- there's going to be a two-week delay before you can buy your own to ensure that there are plenty to go around for customers. What a rip! Follow the break for Alltel's information.
[Via Unwired View
, thanks Milo]Update: It's up
on Alltel's site, though not available for purchase. Thanks, trigatch4!
On Thursday, March 13, 2008, Alltel will launch the new LG Glimmer (AX830) handset.
Non-contract price: $419.99
One-year price: $409.99
Two-year price: $349.99, with a $100.00 mail-in rebate, resulting in a final price of $249.99 Prepaid price: $299.99
Sleek touch screen
Hidden slide-out keypad for easy dialing Music player with Customizable Equalizer (supports MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+) 2.0 mega-pixel camera with video Pre-loaded with Alltel Navigation, RealTone JukeBox, and Axcess TV Expandable memory slot GPS capable The LG Glimmer is available through all channels including CDF (Customer Direct Fulfillment).
Alltel employees will be eligible to purchase the LG Glimmer two weeks after the launch date to make sure there is enough product available for our Customers.