Verizon Launches First 3.2 Megapixel Camera Phone
Jul 6, 2006, 10:40 AM by (staff)
Verizon Wireless today officially launched the previously-rumored Samsung A990, the country's first camera phone with 3.2 megapixel resolution. Advanced camera capabilities include an auto-focus lens, flash, video capture up to one hour, business card reader, viewing via TV output, and printing via PictBridge or Bluetooth. A twisting display folds back to serve as a large viewfinder in camera mode. The high-end CDMA clamshell phone also supports EVDO high-speed data, including Verizon's VCast and VCast Music services. Other advanced features of the phone include a microSD memory card slot, Bluetooth, and location API to support GPS-based navigation services. The A990 is available today online for $350 after rebates, with a two-year contract. It will be available in stores on July 24.
LG K20 V Hits Verizon Today for $170
Verizon Wireless today added the low-cost LG K20 V to its lineup of Android smartphones. The K20 V features a metal frame and rear-mounted fingerprint reader for security.
Sony XZ Premium Dazzles with 4K HDR Display
Sony today announced the XZ Premium, a high-end smartphone that has a 4K HDR display. The screen measures 5.5 inches across the diagonal and packs 3,840 by 2,160 pixels for the ultimate in high definition.
Verizon Debuts LG Transpyre
Verizon today added the LG Transpyre to its prepaid lineup. This basic Android phone is essentially the same phone as the LG Tribute offered by Virgin Mobile, except with more memory and a better front camera.
ZTE Offering Nubia 5S Mini LTE via Amazon for $280
ZTE today announced it is bringing the Nubia 5S mini with LTE to the U.S. The 5S mini is a compact handset that's part of ZTE's premium line of Android smartphones.
Cannot compete with GSM phones...
All this phone has is 3,2MPx and well, that's it. Others have that and so much more. But I guess this is good for CDMA...
Nice, VZW PWNS technology
I have to disagree.
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I shouldve waited....
I have the LG 8300 but this phone is NICE!!!!!
Is it possible to renew my contract and get this phone even though I just got service like 1 month ago????
You could just buy the new phone on a new line of service and just go with one of VZW's family share plans.
remember, the 8300 can be set just like the regular ui as default itself.
who needs 3 meg camera on there cell phone anyways.
That's like saying who needs HDTV or even standard cable TV when you can watch any of the big 4 networks for free? In 5 years, you'll be wondering wh...
If there's one thing I've learned today its how to get a response. Thank you, ArmySF, for making it clear that if I want attention, just say something terribly opinionated, negative and brief! Like a flash flood, we'll all jump in and sweep ...
this thing is butt ugly IMO, who needs 3 meg camera on there cell phone anyways.
People who don't want to carry around a digital camera?
a990 not on phonescoop list of phones???
We'll have a full spec page for it later today, though. Promise.
Ohh Boy - ) cant wait to get my hands on this puppy - Testing Testing and More Testing
We all hope and pray that samsung wont blow it but cmon the 930 should have been an easy one to nail and they blew that big time.. D/A voice quality is the worst they have done in years. Hard to hear people, plastic feel etc...
I hope they did this one solid.. The 8300 is freaking amazing except for the huge blue tooth echo problem.. LG is showing some real hope.. If they nailed the Bluetooth the 8300 would have probably been the most perfect release of any phone i have seen..
The 990 and Chocolate have alot to live up to ..
Voice Quality Testing. Bluetooth Tetsing. Keypad usability and ruggedness. Does the earpiece get loud enough.. All these critical points that make a complex cell phone good or bad. Form Factor , Receptio...
just ordered it
you should have waited. just like the dipshits that ran out and bought razrs at launch the price ...
NOW THIS IS A PHONE WORTH WHILE TO TALK ABOUT!!
to bad its only for verizon....
now we are close to being able to have a phone that could do everything...yeah!!!
REVIEW..........rich or eric
4.1 Hours of talk time, 6.2 w/ extended
Strait from Samsung.