Verizon has just launched the LG Dare VX9700, and Verizon sent us a unit to show you.
Read more for a complete unboxing, and initial impressions.
The LG Dare arrived in a standard Verizon box. Nothing special there…
However, when you open up the box, one thing stands out (aside from how much the Dare looks like an iPhone). There’s no AC adapter! Instead, the phone comes with a USB charging adapter, and USB cable. On the positive side, you now have a USB cable with you, wherever you tote around your AC adapter for the phone.
Now, about that iPhone similarity… the device really does look like a cheaper version of the iPhone. However, there are quite considerable highlights. Namely, an vastly superior camera, voice recognition, VZ Navigator, and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (yes, 2.1).
One final first impression, is the accelerometer. Unlike Instinct, which uses the camera as a faux (and dysfunctional) accelerometer, Dare uses a real one. And, it works well… showing itself off in all the key applications. And yes, the touch screen actually works, unlike the LG Voyager, which in our opinion should be recalled due to how unresponsive the Voyager’s touch screen actually is.
We hope to have a full review of the LG Dare in the near future.