How would you like an excellent cell phone for everyday use that is also packed with the latest technology? The LG VX8300 may be just what you're looking for. It's got all the goodies and it's available at a discount when you order it with Verizon Wireless service.
The LG VX8300 is an upgraded model of the highly popular VX8100. The case of this clamshell style flip-phone is a sophisticated satiny gray color. It reminds you a bit of the gray polished hematite stones. You may even find yourself wanting to rub the smooth shell. While you do, have a look at the exterior display and controls. Controls? Yes, the buttons on the outside of the case are functional. You use them to control the built-in music player when you want to access your tunes without having to keep the phone open.
That's the first remarkable feature of the LG VX8300. It's a music phone. The rounded hinge for the display has two small loudspeakers that face outward. These are for stereo music playback or the hand-free speakerphone. You can listen to your music this way or plug-in a stereo headset for private enjoyment.
Where do the songs come from? You can order and download them directly from the Verizon VCAST Music Store or load your current collection onto a MicroSD memory card using the optional Verizon Music Essentials Kit. VCAST is also a video-on-demand entertainment service that lets you access news, weather, sports and music shows in Verizon's VCAST coverage area, including most major population areas.
Another technology plus is the 1.3 Megapixel digital camera with flash and 4x digital zoom. It takes vividly crisp photos that are good enough to print. You also have the option to share them with your friends using multimedia messaging. Use your camera in video mode and it's a camcorder with up to 1 hour record time, depending on how much external memory you've added. You can pop in cards for up to 1 GB of storage.
The color main display on the LG VX8300 is larger than most. It's clear and easy to read. It also functions as a high resolution monitor for downloaded videos or to admire your collection of still photos. The external color screen shows important information such as battery life, signal strength, date and time.
Other advanced features include Bluetooth communications to support a wireless Bluetooth headset for really hands-free conversations on the go. The voice activated dialing is sophisticated enough not to need any pre-training of the phone.
Of course, you also have standard text messaging, email and mobile Web browsing available. Select one of the 15 preloaded ringtones or download polyphonic or the newer MP3 ringtones to really customize your phone. The built-in voice memo recorder lets you record up to 30 separate memos, each up to a minute long. Along with the included calendar, to-do list and 500 contact phone book, this may be all the personal organizer you need.
But how is the VX8300 as an everyday cell phone? We had a chance to try one and found it to be comfortable, easy to operate and having excellent voice clarity. Even if you never use the advanced features, you'll find this cell phone to be a real treat.
Another real treat is the special limited time offer that gives you the VX8300 free after rebate. Even the 2-day delivery right to your door is free. Can you beat that? Don't wait too long, though. This offer is available as of this writing, but may expire at any time.
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