updated 10:35 am EDT, Wed June 25, 2008
LG Dare Ships
Verizon today began shipping its LG Dare touchscreen phone and has provided the device with its final launch price. The handset should be available online by Thursday and will be available through retail on July 3rd; the previously withheld pricing is now known to reach $200 after a $50 rebate and signing a two-year plan, matching the same price as the 8GB iPhone 3G that will launch just two weeks later.
The Dare is smaller than the Apple phone and drops significant built-in storage but is billed as making up for this with other features, including a 3.2-megapixel camera with flash, a 120 frames per second video capture mode for slow motion and better editing, and a microSD slot for expansion beyond 8GB when supporting cards become available. LG's device is its similar to its counterpart with a full HTML browser, current-generation 3G (over EVDO Revision A) and supports GPS when using Verizon's VZ Navigator.