The LG Spectrum and Blackberry Curve 9370 Available Now!
It was a mild winter day sometime toward the end of last year when the LG Spectrum showed face and was all but confirmed as headed to the throws of big red! Today the device launched within Verizon’s spectrum has become a reality. After all the rumors, inventory screen shots and 3D renderings the LG Spectrum was made official last week in Las Vegas at the CES convention. The LG Spectrum is what some would call a super phone with LTE 4G data speeds. Its entrance into the realm of Verizon is accompanied by the likes of a not so super phone the Blackberry Curve 9370. It’s kind of like their running mates, but when compared its more like the new Curve is a presidential janitor (not that there is anything wrong with that) more than a vice president…
The Blackberry Curve 9370 was made official alongside the 9350 and 9360 by RIM way back in August of last year; it was not until earlier this month where the device became an official addition to big red’s line up. Today however marks its official entrance into the land of red. It will enter the companies’ shelves alongside the Spectrum to offer the companies users a few more options. So what can the new 9370 Curve offer you? Well…that good old Blackberry feel of course. Its build, as you can see is very similar, if not identical to is 9350 and 9360 cousins. It of course sports the legendary Blackberry QWERTY keyboard that is perfect placed under its 2.44 inch TFT screen that measures in with a 480×360 pixel resolution. It will run with Blackberry OS version 7 and is slated for a 7.1 update. The OS will get its go from a single core 800 MHz processor that his helped along by 512 MB of RAM and 1GB of internal memory with expandable micro SD or SDHC up to 32 GB. Around back you’ll get a super clear 5 mega pixel camera that features a LED flash, VGA quality video recording and Image stabilizer, Face detection, Digital zoom, Geo tagging features when snapping a picture. You can also expect Bluetooth version 2.1 +EDR, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, micro USB connectivity as well as embedded NFC technology. Sound like your new phone?
The LG Spectrum is also facing its official-ness today and packs in a bit more than its running mate. The Spectrum is an LTE 4G compliant device just itching to pull down super fast data speeds. With the Spectrum you’ll also get a super clear True HD IPS display that measures in at 4.5 inches an sports an impressive 1280×720 resolution screen. You can expect the Spectrum to run Android version 2.3 and get its go from the combination of a dual core Snapdragon S3 1.5 GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. Expanadble microSD and SDHC capabilities are included as well up to 32 GB. Around the back of Spectrum you will get access to an 8 mega pixel camera that can shoot video in full 1080p HD as well as allow for Auto focus, Face detection, Exposure control, Geo tagging, White balance, Effects, Self-timer, ISO control when snapping a picture. An additional camera can also be seen up front clocking in at 1.3 mega pixels. Expect Bluetooth version 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n, hotspot capabilities, micro USB as well as DLNA and MHL connectivity.
Which one would you prefer? Sound off in the comments below, but before you vote, the Spectrum will run you $200 bucks on a new two year contract, while the new Curve 9370 is a mere $100 bucks after a mail in rebate. Let us know what you think of these new devices in the comments below. But remember which ever you choose, we have all the LG accessories and Blackberry accessories you heart could desire.Spectrum, Verizon Spectrum, Curve 9370, LTE, Big Red