LG Lucid / Optimus Exceed
Verizon Wireless recently added two LG devices to its roster of prepaid phones. The LG Optimus Zone (pictured) is a rebadged version of the LG Optimus L3 II. It has a 3.2-inch QVGA display; 800MHz processor with 4GB of internal storage; 3.2-megapixel camera with video capture; Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth 3.0; and a 1,540mAh battery. The Optimus Zone is limited to 3G data and runs Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. It costs $79.99. The LG Optimus Exceed is a rebadged version of the LG Lucid. The Exceed features a 4-inch display protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass; a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture; user-facing camera; and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM. The LG Optimus Exceed runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is also limited to 3G data. It costs $129.99.
Verizon Wireless today announced the LG Lucid, an Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone that supports Verizon's LTE 4G network and has a 4-inch display protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass. Verizon points out features such as the Lucid's Quick Reply feature which can be used to reject incoming calls, Quick Dialer widget, and Polaris Office. Other features include a 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture, user-facing camera, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1GB or RAM, mobile hotspot, Video Producer software, and Swype. The LG Lucid will go on sale March 29 for $79.99 after rebate with a new two-year contract. The Lucid is upgradable to Android 4.0, but Verizon didn't indicate when that update will be provided.
Documents on the Federal Communication Commission's web site reveal that the LG Connect, announced for MetroPCS during the CES trade show earlier this month, is also headed to Verizon Wireless's network. The LG VS-840, which was recently approved by the FCC, supports CDMA 850/1900MHz and LTE 750MHz, which is unique to Verizon. The FCC also confirms that the VS-840 supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The FCC earlier approved the LG MS-840 with CDMA 850/1700/1900MHz and LTE 1700/1900MHz, which is unique to MetroPCS. The MS-840 is being called the Connect 4G by MetroPCS. Verizon Wireless hasn't announced any details about the VS-840 version, including the name.