Verizon's LG Dare touchscreen contender available tomorrow for $200

Verizon Wireless isn't kidding around with this new Dare phone from LG: it'll hit Verizon's online shop tomorrow (the 26th) for $200 with a $50 rebate, and then land in retail on July 3rd. We've had little time to get accustomed to its touchscreen mug, unlike Sprint's long run-up to the Instinct, but Verizon and LG have certainly done their homework. There's a whole lot to chew on here, so we're going to drop it on you bullet point style:


  • Dimensions: 103.9 x 55.6 x 13.8 mm (that's 0.54-inches thick for us yanks)

  • 3-inch, 240 x 400 touchscreen LCD with "Vibe-Touch" tactile feedback

  • Rev A EV-DO

  • 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus and exposure control

  • 120 fps slow-motion movie record mode

  • 3.5mm headphone jack

  • microSD up to 8GB

  • Proximity sensor for switching off the LCD when against your face

  • Light sensor to adjust LCD brightness automatically

  • Accelerometer

  • 3D graphics acceleration, supports app transitions and rotations


  • "Full HTML" browser (barely) with page overview and zoom functions

  • V Cast store and VZ Navigator

  • Cover Flow-alike music app

  • 51 possible apps, 11 app "drag & drop" shortcut menu

  • Shortcuts draggable to home screen

  • Graphical favorites menu, drag icons to pertinent task like message, call or edit

  • Contact list includes search ribbon and filtering

  • Text input via QWERTY, predictive keypad or handwriting recognition

  • Drawing pad includes colors, pen widths, eraser for scribbling and picture "editing"

  • Background music listening

  • Video editing, picture editing, panoramic stitching

Phew, these guys really packed it in. Stand by for our hands-on impressions.