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Verizon’s LG G3 to Feature Innovative, Exclusive QWERTY Slider Keyboard, 2-inch High-res Display

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If you are planning to pick-up the LG G3 when it arrives on Verizon store shelves, prepare for a boatload of exclusive features that only the Big Red variant will carry. We are talking a slideout QWERTY keyboard, front physical dial pad, and an insanely high-res 2-inch front display. Think of the G3 with a set of features that no one has attempted to use since the death of the feature phone, in a good way.

Verizon and LG are really trying to change the game here, which is not surprising knowing Verizon’s past of tweaking flagship phones for the better. Think of the Note 2 and the added bonus users received with a “Verizon Wireless” logo placed on the physical home button. Better than a fingerprint scanner, right? Or what about the removal of features like Blocking Mode from Samsung phones that were nothing but a nuisance and bloatware. Think of the constant reminder that you always wished you had to show that you were connected to WiFi or that you should try to connect to a nearby network.

Verizon has always had you in mind when preparing to release a phone, which is why their version of the G3 will be unlike any other. 

In case the sarcasm wasn’t thick enough or you are ultra-confused, we are referring to the image above that Verizon posted in a comparison of the G3 to the G2 through their Insider’s Guide. There are Photoshop fails, and then there are Photoshop fails. The proof is below since they will likely fix this before long. We got a good laugh out of it.

Update:  Boooo. Verizon pulled the page. Good thing we captured the magic below!

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Via:  Verizon
Cheers Keith!
  • tdurden64111

    2funi4me! xD

  • M Baker

    Disquos seems to be taking longer than normal to load. Reload???

    NO! Just load right the first time!

  • charliehill

    Most young people like G3 for different feature from other newly designed models, but they still have to overcome some shortcomings like battery life, some people still need external charger to keep enough power, that’s why some wireless charger become famous for like : WIWOFIT WIRELESS CHARGER

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  • Higher_Ground

    Nice, you had me going for a minute, even after I said to myself “this has to be a joke” :)

  • lamenting

    For a minute I thought it was Throwback Thursday already..

  • http://twitter.com/JohnnyACE562 GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Really? Come on now. {{-_-}}

  • beez1717

    Wow. Verizon Trolled us all…

  • chocolate8175

    I was about to be super salty, like OK Verizon screwed me again. Haha

  • CapnShiner

    I wonder if someone at Verizon did that photoshop image on purpose, as a joke, because he doesn’t really care about his job. Maybe it was never supposed to go live like that or maybe they accidentally-on-purpose made it live. A company as successful as Verizon wouldn’t hire someone dumb enough to think that is actually what the G3 looks like, would they?

    • Higher_Ground

      Yeah I feel like the guy who’s responsible was probably about to log off and go watch a world cup game when his boss came in and said “you gotta finish that LG G3 promo page first”

    • Loki

      Or maybe their marketing department is Fuqing clueless like the rest of the lower echelon employees Verizon treats like mushrooms.

  • MrEelSauce

    Haha, thats funny. Man I had the LG V, Thing was amazing back then. Cool ringtones/ringbacks, played music and videos, it had two loud speakers, a keyboard and you could take selfies when you opened it 180. I was with LG all the way until the Droid line for the D2G and RazrHD. And then then came samsung, which I had to upgrade my user skills for to make all the compensations for the stock stuff.

  • C-Law

    Holy crap! I thought this was real at first. I thought Verizon couldn’t surprise me anymore but then I saw this. So glad it’s not real

  • Bolton

    I love how the link to the image is labeled as Verizon FuckUp lol

  • keyboardzzzz

    The irony here is that I was just thinking to myself the other day that I would love if LG made a G2/G3 quality phone and gave it a physical keyboard. I’m surprised at how completely qwertys have been phased out by all manufacturers. No matter how good on screen keyboards/swype/predictive typing gets, it’s still a pain in my opinion. I would never actually want to type out a lengthy email or note on my G2, and that’s a shame, because the device is perfectly capable in every other way. Getting a small bluetooth keyboard doesn’t really help since it’s just an extra thing to carry and awkward to use when it’s not connected to the phone. LG had some badass keyboard phones back in the day; the enV series, the Ally was pretty cool. LG has been hitting home runs again lately and doing things that other manufacturers seem afraid to do. I’d love to see them do a modern qwerty phone. Market share seems available since a new Droid never materialized.

  • Richard Jackson

    The Qwerty cult sacrifice where not it vain. Now we need a GPE version for Verizon or at least a rom.

  • ROR1997

    When I get this, all my friends will be green with ENV

  • Clint O

    when I first started to read this I thought I was going to have to flip out on Verizon lol

  • SheleneHowellbim

    just
    as Keith implied I’m taken by surprise that any one can get paid $9980 in a
    few weeks on the internet . go right here

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  • coolsilver

    HAHAHAHA! XD Not quite the LG G Phone I was hoping. I do miss hardware keyboards though. I could type like mad on a good one.

  • QWERTY Slider

    I was happy as I was reading the title then I read that 2″ display and saw the pic and realized what was going on.

  • frhow

    I say fake, no way in hell Verizon can be this retarded and no way in hell will LG hurt their sales unless there are ALOT of OLD people ready for an upgrade for Verizon. I do not see no other reason why Verizon & LG would agree to this monstrosity.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nblufire12 Nathan Patel

    i had to check the date because i thought it was april 1…..

  • Kevin Gallagher

    The picture had me excited…. Boooo

  • Eddie Spageddie

    ..and to think for a split second I actually considered buying a Samsung instead… NOT!

  • Maxim∑

    someone did this on purpose lol

  • anon

    I get to bail on this POS of a company on monday! woot!

  • Dave Hernandez

    I don’t know, I think my LG Envy 2 is way better.