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
It follows the March 17 launch of HTC’s
ThunderBolt 4G at $249 and the April 28 launch of the Samsung-made Droid Charge
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
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
The Mobile Hotspot feature will be
included for a limited time at no additional charge.