Verizon Wireless Announces LG Cosmos Touch Release Date

Verizon Wireless is rolling out its latest messaging phone for the avid texter.

The LG Cosmos Touch will hit Verizon retail outlets on Thursday, Nov. 18. The follow-up to the original Cosmos, LG promises the second-generation device offers style with a 2.8-inch touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Other key features include:

  • Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities with support for the following profiles: headset, hands-free, object push for vCard and vCalendar, stereo, file transfer, phonebook access, message  access
  • microSD Memory Slot for up to 16 GB of memory
  • 3 home screens with 7 customizable shortcuts or widgets
  • Flash user interface for clear images and fun animations
  • Voice commands
  • VZ Navigator capable Receive audible turn-by-turn directions to millions of points of interest and share the directions with others
  • Media Center Access downloadable games, ringtones, wallpapers, location-based services and more
  • Full suite of messaging options, including text, picture, video and voice messaging; Mobile IM; Social Beat; and Mobile Web Email
  • 1.3-megapixel camera

The Cosmos Touch will set you back $49.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a new, two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.

Messaging phones are a nice, less expensive option for those who dont need access to a full Web browser and other smartphone-type features while on the go.


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