A new smartphone unfolds: LG's VX9900

Smartphone ahoy! LG is set to debut its VX9900 phone with a QWERTY keyboard, which infatuated buyers in the U.S. will be able to pick up on November 27th. If you submit to the will of Verizon for two years, it's yours for $200; absent a contract, it costs $320. The slick mobile includes a 2-megapixel camera, a MicroSD card slot for beefing up the memory, and stereo speakers. I always get amused by tiny gadgets that tout speakers as "stereo" — like, what's the point of having two channels on something that small? Anyway, the VX9900 also supports Verizon's high-speed EV-DO data network, letting you do fancy stuff like streaming video to that squint-worthy screen. And if you don't like the unfolding form factor, you have plenty of other options.

Slashphone, via Gizmodo