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Verizon Announces the LG Lucid, a Mid-range LTE Device Available March 29 for $79.99

The LG Lucid, a device we first told you about back in February, will be available this Thursday, March 29 (also reported by DL), at Verizon stores for $79.99 after $50 mail-in rebate. As expected, it’s a mid-range 4G LTE device that packs a punch, but without some of the top tier features we have seen in some other devices over the last few months. It has a 4″ display, only not of the HD variety. You will find a dual-core processor though, front and rear cameras, Android 2.3, and again, that crazy low price. If you were looking for an affordable, yet semi-powerful phone for your kids, this might be one to consider. 

Step Up To The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network With Lucid™ By LG Affordability and Simplicity Combine for an Ideal Mobile Experience

Verizon Wireless and LG Mobile today announced Lucid™ by LG, exclusively for Verizon Wireless, will be available starting March 29 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online atwww.verizonwireless.com.

Lucid by LG is designed to create an easy-to-learn, easy-to-use experience for first-time smartphone users. The slim and compact design features a stunning 4-inch touchscreen display protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass that gives customers superb brightness, enhanced clarity and readability, even while outdoors. Powered by America’s fastest 4G network, Lucid by LG customers have access to 4G LTE coverage in over 200 markets covering more than 200 million people.

Lucid by LG is packed with features to make the smartphone experience easy, while also increasing productivity. Customers can use the lock screen shortcuts to instantly access the phone, messaging, voicemail and camera application from the lock screen. Customers also no longer have to stop what they’re doing to reply to texts by using the Quick Reply feature, as text message notifications pop up on the screen and allow customers to reply directly from the Quick Reply notification. The Quick Dialer widget lets customers make calls directly from a home screen panel without having to open the phone application. Additionally, Lucid by LG has Guided Tours right on the device, which provides step-by-step tutorials for customers who want to learn more about their new phone.

Business professionals can take advantage of the Polaris Office app on Lucid by LG which allows customers to easily open, create and edit Microsoft® Office documents, including Word, PowerPoint® and Excel®. Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network takes Lucid by LG to the next level, loading websites 10 times faster than 3G, making it that much easier for a professional to stay up to speed on recent news and keep in touch with colleagues. The mobile hotspot feature lets professionals connect to up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, making it easy for teams to work from a remote location.

Additional features:

  • Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with flash and full HD (1080p) video capture
  • Front facing camera for video chatting with friends and family
  • Video Producer – create and edit HD videos right on Lucid by LG
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM for fast Web browsing and multitasking
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype® technology
  • SmartShare – share media with friends and colleagues wirelessly to DLNA®-enabled devices

Pricing and availability:

  • Lucid by LG will be available starting March 29 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online atwww.verizonwireless.com for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
  • Customers who purchase a Lucid by LG will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Follow @VZWnews on Twitter for the latest news on Verizon Wireless.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 108 million total wireless connections, including 92.2 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visitwww.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of 55.8 trillion Korean won (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units: Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company
The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit www.lgmobilephones.com.

  • lpndj6

    The issue Ive had with Android for awhile is the crashing issues due to the idiotic idea of running 2 different OS versions Gingerbread on the phones (2.3 or whatever it is now) and Honeycomb on the tablets.. Why they couldnt make HC work on the phones is beyond me I know technically it was designed for tablets but this is why Apple doesnt have the issues and makes Android look stupid. They use a unified OS to avoid issues all devices run the same OS so as to avoid app crashes and such.. I was almost reluctant after my experencies with my HTC on AT&T and the app crashes to even consider going Android with my wife and I’s switch to Verizon but no choice if you want 4G basically since no timeline on IPhone5 and half of AT&Ts supposed 4G is nothing but actually more like upgraded 3G compared to Verizons LTE. Not to mention coverage issues some places Ive traveled it turns out Verizon was the only carrier with signal in some rural areas not really caring when Im on the road driving if I have 4G or even 3G but dead zones Unacceptable PERIOD…

  • Anamika

    Why would this be called Mid-range, crazy low price when American carries are subsidizing them and eventually you guys would end up paying the full amount.

  • http://twitter.com/ErikPalau Erik Palau

    Thank god – a 4″ screen.  I’ve been holding off buying a new phone because I want an easy to carrry PHONE (with maps/internet to use every once and a while), not a 4.5″ behemoth.  Too bad it’s not ICS and don’t trust LG as this would finally be the phone I’d be willing to buy hardware-wise (skipped the rezound, gnex, and razor maxx because of size).

  • Aoholmes95

    Ive got the spectrum, from rezound. First lg device and the rezound can eat @#$%! most of u complain about the iu but isnt that what you do, mod it to your liking. I did and this thing destroys most phones performance wise. And i believe its made for ics with the 3 softkey buttons

    • Aoholmes95

      Ui…

    • WallyIAm

      I played around with a Spectrum for about 5 minutes in a VZW store.  The UI definitely would take some getting used to, but it didn’t strike me as the end of the world.  I think one thing that would make many people on here hesitate is that the dev community has yet to fully embrace it.  The other thing is if you do plan to stay stock, will it really ever receive an upgrade to ICS?  It may have the three buttons, but that’s no guarantee.

      I really want to like the Spectrum.  The display was stunning.

  • Jimmmmay

    Not bad for an $80 device, but seriously who comes up with the naming conventions at LG, they should name this the LG Flacid.

  • Kinkolk248

    more storage and a bigger screen and this damn thing same comparable gnex specs….smdh 

  • fvqu

    Its only called “mid-ranged” because its made by LG.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nathanielnewmanmusic Nathaniel Newman

    I kinda like it. It “almost” looks like the OG Droid.

    • hoodieNation

      ha, that’s what I thought too. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonathanf Jonathan Fingas

    What I like: LG is acknowledging that going to LTE doesn’t mean you have to have a gigantic phone or over-the-top features.  Four-inch screen, $80.  Wish it was stock Android 4.0 instead of LG’s custom 2.3, but the hardware’s reasonable.

  • Jak_341

    A Binged out device with a pitiful UI, last year’s specs, Gingerbread (really?), and hardware buttons.

    Lame.

    • fvqu

      Were you really expecting virtual buttons?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

    Why wouldn’t you just get a Rezound or find a deal on a Spectrum or something….

    Sure, those are top tier phones, but I’m pretty sure you can find one for an extra 20 bucks…

  • Walter Bennett

    Dual core, front and rear cameras, and 4g. That is pretty awesome for the price. However I am blown away by the screens that Sammy has produced. I love the true black on my nexus and my wife’s old fascinate is still kicking around because I love the screen on it (I use it to make voip calls, play music, surf the web when I’m around wifi, and play games). 

  • http://twitter.com/BigSteveW Steve Wonder

    Costco has had  the LG Spectrum for $49.99 online for a couple of weeks now.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/billyNOTnice Billy Gladfelter

    This doesn’t seem like too bad of a deal for this type of phone. If you think about it, most people interested in buying a mid range phone would probably be very happy with this thing. I’m hoping however that Verizon drops a powerhouse sometime this spring. I’m almost a year past my renewal. The old DroidX is running like an old computer these days :(

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      There’s only really been 2 leaks from VZW… the New Incredible… (mid-range) . . . and The Next RaZR. . . there’s Room for a couple big hits… I’m really expecting them to go after the SGS3 by the summer. 

  • http://twitter.com/adamthecashew Adam Fisch

    I wouldn’t use an LG phone if VZW payed me $199.99 for it and the montly payment for 2 years.

    • Havoc70

      agreed

    • FPSRageQuit

      I was thinking the same thing. LG has proven horrible with updates, I wouldn’t be surprised if it never gets ICS.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nathanielnewmanmusic Nathaniel Newman

      LOL! I had LG phones for YEARS, back in the “olden days”. LG Voyager, Dare, 8100, 8300, V, EnV, EnV2, EnV3 just to name a few. Loved ‘em. Never had one of their smartphones however. Once I went to the Motorola Droid Line, I never looked back. Although I did have a brief stint with a Samsung Omnia (1) WM CRAP!

      Oh I stand corrected. I DID have a LG Vortex. A POC!

  • http://twitter.com/dtriscari19 David Triscari

    If it had anything but LG software, it’d be a pretty good deal…