Verizon Wireless today announced the addition of the LG Octane to its messaging device lineup. The Octane is a sideways clamshell with full QWERTY keyboard for composing messages and a traditional keypad on the front. Other features include Verizon's Social Beat widget, Skype Mobile, Visual Voicemail, HTML browser, and a new mobile email client. Hardware features include a 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, support for 16GB microSD cards, and Bluetooth 2.1. The Octane will cost $100 after rebate with a new agreement. It goes on sale starting October 28.