Basking Ridge, N.J. - Verizon Wireless will expand its portfolio of 4G phones on May 26 with the launch of its third model, the LG-made Revolution at $249.99 with two-year contract.
It follows the March 17 launch of HTC's ThunderBolt 4G at $249 and the April 28 launch of the Samsung-made Droid Charge at $299.
The launch brings Verizon closer to keeping a promise made at January's CES to offer four LTE-equipped phones in the first half, but it's not likely that the fourth - Motorola's Bionic-will be available in the first half as planned. Recently, Motorola said its Bionic has been delayed until the summer.
LG's Revolution is promoted as the first Android smartphone preloaded with the Neflix application, allowing Netflix subscribers access to movies and television shows
The device features Android 2.2, 4.3-inch WVGA 800 by 480 capacitive LCD touchscreen, virtual QWERTY keyboard, 1GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 16GB of embedded memory, MicroSD card slot for an additional 32GB of memory, 720p HDMI output, DLNA certification, Bluetooth 3.0, playback of DivX video files, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and 720p video capture, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, Google Voice voice control, Dolby Mobile audio processing, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/, and mobile hot spot capability to share 4G service with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices or a 3G connection with up to five devices.
The Mobile Hotspot feature will be included for a limited time at no additional charge.