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Verizon Already Drops LG Revolution Price, Is Now the Cheapest 4G LTE Phone at Just $199

Not. Surprised. By. This.

The LG Revolution wasn’t completely doomed from the beginning, but it sure as hell had a tough uphill climb out the gate.  It was the 3rd of Verizon’s 4G LTE devices which just so happened to hit stores after two marketing monsters were launched:  the HTC Thunderbolt and the DROID Charge.  It was stuck with Bing…yeah.  The specs surely aren’t mind-blowing (single-core), the screen is average, it’s custom UI is not good, and we have absolutely no idea if it will ever see Android 2.3 (just ask G2x owners how they feel about LG).  And it also launched as the closest 4G device to the DROID Bionic which many, MANY, have been holding out for.  Some times you need fillers – this was definitely a filler.


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  • Verizon aren’t idiots.  Greedy yes.  Stupid, no.  They HAVE to realize that the Bionic when it comes out is going to be a beast, and that a lot of people are holding out for it, and I have to think that this is why they’re reducing prices (as are many of their resellers) on other new phones, to try to sell now and keep the income stream flowing.  Don’t be surprised if the Bionic comes out at around $300 with a contract.

    • Jamesbroadfoot

      Of course it will be $300 with a contract… the effin Charge came out at $300 so why would the Bionic come out any cheaper than that?

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  • djembeman

    How many of you dogging this phone have actually spent any time using it? To me, its the best 4G phone Verizon has to offer. I’ve got great battery life, 12-16 hours!! 16 GB of internal phone storage and an SD card slot. Plenty of space for apps that I don’t Havering care about apps to SD. Yes Bing sucks and should never be put on a cell phone ever again! But there are plenty of way to never use Bing. There is something called the Android Market by Google with Google apps… Quadrant scores are higher than on any of the other 4G phones; consistantly over 2000 stock unrooted. Everyone seems to like to make themselves feel better by dogging on something just because everyone else is. Netflix kicks a#$ on this phone by the way. Un-Binged I think you all would be singing a different song.

    • Gee

      Thank you nice to see im not the only one who likes this phone

  • Anonymous

    This was NOT a filler but a “BUST” 😛

    • Anonymous

      I was trying to be semi-nice. 😛

  • Nrchapin

    I was going to get this phone. My OG is just about dead. No one sounds all that impressed with this device. That explains why wirefly is selling it for a 100 including a 25 dollar android market gift card.

  • single-core), the screen is average, it’s custom UI is not good, and we have absolutely no idea if it will eve

  • Custom Colonel

    All these fails of phones by Verizon.  These phones are not selling and that’s why they’re prices are being dropped.  And they’re not selling cuz they suck.  No other reason.

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  • Eyeymnepo

    god to all remember that just a several years back on of the best phones was the lg vx9800 envy or something like that. it was candy bar shaped, opened on a hinge and had a second screen with qwerty keyboard. it is amazing how fast phones have changed.

    my first phone didn’t text and that was no more than 10 to 12 years ago! in high school i had a beeper!!!

    • Granted

      Hell yeah I had a beeper, but I was out of high school. I had a friend in high school that had the cell phone that came in a bag, haha!

  • DanSke

    Yeah….but will it blend?

  • Nick Kowalczyk

    Wishful thinking: dropping the price due to incoming Bionic!

  • Bill

    Cool but where is gingerbread for the Thunderbolt?     

    • Adam Elghor

      this comment was funny the first time i read it now its just annoying 

  • Anonymous

    Its probably because it is selling so well.

  • Anonymous

    It is, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, the worst LTE phone on the market.

  • How about VZW *pay* me $199 to get this? LOL

  • Anonymous

    G2X is 4G (or “4G Lite,” but it’s all the same thing) with a Tegra2 and vanilla Android. Kind of hard to dog it, even if the update to GB does take a little while (like that never happened with the OG Droid). LG may screw up their other devices, but the G2X is an example of something they did right for the most part.

    • Anonymous

      Well maybe…device has had a number of issues.  T-Mobile pulled it a few months ago and has still not returned it to their lineup.  It’s not looking pretty for LG.

      • Anonymous

        Dang, didn’t hear about that. All I know is a buddy of mine has one and loves it. Too bad, LG; I love the idea of vanilla Android devices. 🙁

      • Gee

        This thing has an unlocked boot loader, i had it rooted in 10 seconds after opening the box. As for the bionic who cares that things going to be locked down tighter than a virgin at a christen revival. The LG also uses ext4 which is nice yeah its not a super phone but sure is better than the other two, and at least it will be easy to develop for… 

        • Anonymous

          well seeing how it has 1 developer the ease to develop for just isnt there. Both the tb and charge have much more development being done. Just saying.

  • Not to mention only 1 developer thus far and no source code from LG = Fail.

  • John

    i hate LG, and i always will.

  • Anonymous

    Verizon is going to keep charging $200-$300 for phones with a contract if people continue to pay it.

  • Anonymous

    Did it ever have netflix on it?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah pretty sure.  Problem is that it was supposed to be the first device with it, but Netflix released their app like a week before squashing that selling point.

      • djembeman

        The Netflix app came out for the OG Droid like the same day the Revolution was released.

        • Gee

          Good luck running it on the OG

  • Thelegendofdavid

    the dropped it cause the phone sucked, I had this phone for no more than 10 days and i had to exchange it twice. Finally I said the heck with it and ended up getting the droid charge. Any smart consumer will not buy this phone. stay away from it

    • the charge felt like a toy…legit screen, tho.

      im waiting for something legit before swapping my thunderbolt…

      • Anonymous

        I actually prefer plastic on these devices; lightweight, flexible, dissipates heat easily, and gets great signal. I know some like the heaftier feel of a metal phone, but I like the lightweight feel of plastic.

  • …as it should be.