LG Revolution's Official Launch; Coming May 26th for $250 On-Contract

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    We've been giving you some tidbits and rumor that the LG Revolution would be coming in May, and now it was officially launched by Verizon. The device will be available for VZW on May 26th, just as we reported previously, and will debut for $249.99 with a new two-year contract.

    For more discussions be sure to check out LG Revolution Forum or LG Revolution - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

    Here's the full press release:
    Has anyone else noticed that it seems like Verizon is slowly "creeping" up the prices on their phones? First the Droid Charge comes in high, and now this one... What do you guys think?

    Source: Verizon Wireless Full Press Release for LG Revolution
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    All I can think of is Bing® Search and Maps... :dry:
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    Yeah, well the specs area nearly identical to the Tbotl right? And that came in at 250 as well, so not that out of whack really. The Charge however is.

    Makes the $149 rumors about the Bionic very hard to believe. I almost shudder to think about how much they will try to charge for the first few dual-core LTE phones.
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    You can still load google maps from the marketplace, and i don't think i ever use the search feature, i always end up on my browser where google is the main screen.
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    How much RAM?
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    it does look nice and sleak compared to the tbolt which is slightly more bulkier... which can be good depending on the person

    but the 5mp camera, 16gb mem card vs the tbolts 32 and no kickstand makes me wonder if it would be worth it over the tbolt... besides the form factor i dont see anything on this phone that makes it compete with the tbolt... everything this phone has the tbolt has plus more
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    Why is this not rolling out with 2.3 on it? I'm still a little confused as to why all these new phones are still coming out with froyo on them. The kickstand isn't a deal breaker, if I'm going to watch movies, it's either on my tv or laptop. Confused as to why it's coming with Bing Search and Bing Maps. <--Just odd. Mobile hotspot for 4G, wondering how much extra that will cost? Maybe when this comes out, the 4G bugs are fixed? Hmmmm, I don't know, might look into this with my upgrade.
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    I'd rather have someone crap in a box and put a 4g sticker on it before I bought this phone. It is NOT basically the same as TB. This phone has less Ram, I believe at 512mbs and has Bing. I know the evils of Bing first hand, I have a fascinate.
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    Verizon may have the best network but their phone selections suck. :thumbdown:
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    According to the Verizon site, the Sony Xperia Play will come with 2.3.
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    i might pic this up instead of the tbolt i like the slim factor like my fascinate but i want to see if it will have as many devs as the tbolt because we can pretty much all agree it has the most devs for verizon at the moment
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    I was at a Verizon store today (Got the TBolt!!) and they had a Revolution there that they were going to put out on display tomorrow... it's actually quite a bit thicker than the TBolt. But still looked nice, seemed to be fairly quick and responsive too.
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    And with Sony's track record...it'll be on 2.3 for the next 10 years :wink:
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    Or Completely Down like the Playstation Network.. (Since the day I signed up for Netflix ) Glad I havent waited.
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    Yeah but the fact that they are forcing Bing on us, for me at least, instantly makes the search button unusable. Can the search area/button (yeah I know it doesn't have buttons, don't know what else to call it) be re-assigned to just launch the browser and have browser Home default to Google?

    If not, for me I'm afraid Bing is the deal-breaker... Sounds petty I know, but I prefer to buy hardware with a search engine that has earned their way into that spot and not just bought it.
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    Jeremy - Let us know how the battery life is on the TBolt?

    I got to play with the LG Revolution today in store and was told that the Tbolt has half the battery time as the Droid Charge.

    I really want to like the Revolution, but Tbolt may be a better alternative than the Charge.
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    $250 of fail. I'm not seeing where this phone has any advantage over the Tbolt other than possibly having better battery life. It has less RAM, less SD card, less camera. It comes up short against the Charge as well. What was Verizon thinking putting this one out third for their 4G LTE phones? It makes no sense. Who is going to look at this and buy instead of one of the other two? Just LG or people who like the aesthetics I think. They should have done better.