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Jan 17, 2005, 8:18 PM

nice phone!

Samsung rep came to our location with the 890

really nice design
its more compact than the lg vx8000 with a less bricklike shape
very light

the menu/camera operation was very smooth like the new samsung a790 global phone and other lg's out there(present samsungs have long load times for the camera)

basically i'm looking forward to this phone's release...alot nicer than the 8000 in my opinion
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Sam K

Jan 5, 2005, 11:35 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:

Thumb covering service provider logos on all LG pics!?


Is it me, or does it appear like you're purposely covering up the service provider logos on all the pics of the LG phones? In all the pics, your thumb and index finger are right where the logos would be located. Just looking at the pics of the VX4700, your thumb is right where the Verizon logo would be and in the pics of the F9100, your thumb and index finger are covering the locations of the Cingular logos. I'm assuming that LG told you to do that before taking pictures but everyone already knows that the VX4700 is for Verizon and F9100 is for Cingular. The logos are also covered in the pics of the other LG models.
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Jan 11, 2005, 11:26 AM

Stay the course, a thousand points of light

Would you people quit arguing over which carrier is better. Different things work for different people, lets just leave it at that.

Has anybody out there actually used the 890?

Does it have video because someone in a different forum said it didn't, but it is listed as if it does have video record.

How does it compare to the vx8000 or the Audiovox 8940?

Can you mute the shutter sound?

Does it have more than one alarm?

We need info.
So please, if you have used the phone let us know some of the things about it.

You guys are all dirt rockers, Verizon is the best.
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Jan 19, 2005, 10:17 PM

Pricing: SCH-A890, VX8000, CDM-8940

This was posted by VZWEmployee over at Howardforums: ... »

SCH-A890: $319 2year, $369 1year, $439 full retail

CDM-8940: $294 2year, $349 1 year, $419 full retail

VX8000: $269 2year, $319 1 year, $389 full retail

The VX8000 will have a $70 Rebate. No info given on if the CDM-8940 and SCH-A890 will have rebates also.

Jan 19, 2005, 2:30 PM

a890 or vx8000???

OK. Here's the deal. I'm in the market for a new cell phone from Verizon. I qualify for the New Every 2 program and I can get a new cell phone as of March 31, 2005. I currently have a Motorola T730 and had a Samsung SCH-a530 both with Verizon. I have been doing research on some phones and have narrowed my selection down to 3 phones. I am now contemplating on the Samsung SCH-a890, the LG VX7000, and the LG VX8000. I don't know what the best is. The only reason I am looking at the VX7000 is in case the a890 and VX8000 aren't good. Mostly I am curious about the a890 and VX8000. From anyone's perspective or knowledge, can you please tell me how everything is. How are the User Interfaces, custumization abilities, camera qualities. Anyt...
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Jan 19, 2005, 3:33 PM


does the a890's camera swivel like th elg vx7000? Laughing
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Jan 17, 2005, 9:55 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:

Does the Samsung p207 play mp3s?

Will the Samsung p207 have mp3 ringtones or those smaf ringtones? How does it compare to some of samsungs cdma phones?

Jan 17, 2005, 11:44 AM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:


Does anyone know when this phone will be available?
How much will it cost?

I am glad to see a Bletooth Samsung phone for T-Mobile.

The one major problem is the money problem.
T-Mobile has very expensive phones for example the Samsung P735 (the swivelling flip phone) costs $500!!!

The SGH-E865 will have Bluetooth and will record video longer.
Can I expect a price of $600?


Jan 16, 2005, 5:33 AM


does anyone know what's the price verizon is selling the A890 at?

Jan 14, 2005, 4:31 PM

Why is no one talking...

about this phone. Seems to me, besides LG VX8000, this is the best Verizon has to offer by far. WHEN WILL THIS PHONE BE RELEASED???

I like the looks of this phone better than the LG but can't wait another 3 months for phone.

2 replies

Jan 15, 2005, 3:22 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:


hey rich besides the bluetooth i605.. i think.and th i930..was there any other iden phones,or any ones in works that would be out later this year? Very Happy
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Jan 6, 2005, 12:11 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:

Is Samsung going to come out with any Bluetooth phones?

In your detailed descriptions, Rich, it never states that any of the Samsung phones are going to have Bluetooth.

Is Bluetooth a risky technology that Samsung does not feel is important?

I mean Bluetooth isn't for everyone, but you would think that Samsung would have at least one phone that includes Bluetooth.

6 replies

Jan 15, 2005, 3:58 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:

Why no new verizon world phones?

What happened to the a840 and are there any new world phones for verizon coming out any time soon?
1 reply

Jan 14, 2005, 5:28 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:

More info

Is there any pics from the adult entertainment expo?????hahaha

Jan 9, 2005, 2:34 AM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:

The A800

Which provider is it for? I love that phone. It looks so sexy. I hope it's for Verizon... I dunno tho.. Someone please help?
7 replies

Jan 14, 2005, 10:43 AM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:

Amoi looks interesting

Hey Rich, first time poster, but long-time reader. Excellent site with excellent coverage. Thanks! Smile I'm intrigued by Amoi's G6301, though it obviously needs polishing. I think we're just going to see more and more innovation in this basic form factor- it offers alot of promise for having a large landscape screen with an optimal viewing orientation. QWERTYs are increasingly important, and gaming might actually be a good experience in this form, too. Being obsessed like many, I'm curious how you got into this blog business, Rich. I think you and people like yourself who cover phones/gadgets for a living have the best job ever. I'd love it. Any feedback you could provide would be most appreciated.
Brian in MD

Jan 13, 2005, 7:14 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:

Any new plans for ...

Was Danger at CES?

Has anyone heard of any new plans for a new Sidekick?
I think that more people would buy the Sidekick if it had Bluetooth and a better quality camera.

Did Motorola say anything about an upgrade for the A630?
It would be nice if the phone had a better quality megapixel camera and maybe a better phone layout.
The phone part of the A630 looks old.


Jan 12, 2005, 6:33 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:

LG A7710: Questions

Does the LG A7710 have a memory card slot?

How much memory does it have?

Is it still coming out later this month as Phonescoop says?

How much will it cost?

This looks like a great phone, but these questions must be answered first.

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Jan 12, 2005, 6:50 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:



You took some great-looking pics with the A800.

Were you able to take any pics with the Samsung P777, Motorola V635, or the LG A7110?

How did they look?

5 replies

Jan 8, 2005, 9:22 PM
over in the "CES 2005" discussion:


Nothing new from Palm? not TREO's??
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