Verizon Announcement: Gateway LT20 netbook, Razzle, Motorola Barrage and Nokia 2705 Shade

Sep 30, 2009
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Verizon Announcement: Gateway LT20 netbook, Razzle, Motorola Barrage and Nokia 2705 Shade

With only a few days left leading up to CTIA Wireless in San Diego, Verizon wireless pulled out all the stops and announced a boat load of new phones and a new subsidized 3G Gateway netbook.  The most impressive handset from the lineup is the HTC Imagio powered by Windows Phone 6.5 aka HTC Touch Diamond 2 (which we’ve reviewed here).  Other handsets include a rugged clamshell by Motorola – the Barrage, a unique phone made by Personal Communication Devices (PCD) and finally the Nokia Shade.

Gateway LT2016u Netbook Available In Verizon Wireless Communications Stores Nationwide On Oct. 4

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless and Gateway announced today that the Gateway LT2016u netbook now comes with Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Broadband service built into the device. With Mobile Broadband, Verizon Wireless customers can stay in touch and remain productive in more places using Verizon Wireless’ 3G network, the nation’s largest and most reliable. Available Oct. 4, the Gateway LT2016u provides continuous access to the Internet so Verizon Wireless customers can check e-mail, update their social networking sites and blogs, browse Web sites, and post video to the Web using the integrated webcam.

Gateway LT20 netbook front right view

Available color: Chassis color is Night Sky Black

Gateway LT2016u Lifestyle features:
• 10.1-inch high-definition WSVGA LED backlit display that is large enough to easily view multiple windows and Web sites
• Comfortable to hold and easy to transport, the Gateway LT2016u fits neatly into a purse or backpack and is fashionable with its modern silver trim accents
• Comes with an extended 6-cell battery that provides battery life of up to six hours
• Uses the Intel® Atom™ N270 processor that promotes power efficiency to deliver excellent mobile performance and wireless connectivity on the go
• Well-equipped with a full 1 GB of memory, 160 GB of hard drive space, and a digital media card reader

Gateway LT2016u Key specifications:
• 10.1-inch SD 1024 x 600 resolution TFT LCD
• Intel Atom N270 processor (1.60 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB)
• 1 GB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM
• 160 GB hard disk drive
• Multi-in-one card reader: SD, MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick, MS Pro, and XD
• Optimized Dolby Headphone technology and two built-in stereo speakers
• Built-in digital microphone
• Integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam
• Wireless broadband connectivity: 3G
• Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g
• Ports: USB 2.0, headphone out, microphone in, Ethernet, and VGA
• Dimension/Weight: 10.17” (l) x 7.24” (d) x 1.03” (h); 2.95 lbs.
• 6-cell battery
• Windows XP Home Edition

Gateway LT2016u Price and availability:
• The Gateway LT2016u will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Oct. 4 for $149.99 after a $100 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 can select from various price plans for Mobile Broadband access:
o $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and 10 cents per megabyte overage
o $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and 5 cents per megabyte overage
• For additional 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.

VERIZON WIRELESS RAZZLE WILL DAZZLE AVID TEXTERS AND MUSIC LOVERS

Razzle - Front CenterBASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless today introduced the Verizon Wireless Razzle™, a fashionable phone developed by Personal Communications Devices, LLC, that boasts a unique tilt-and-swivel design for more comfortable text messaging and quicker access to the built-in music player. Music can be downloaded from Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Music with Rhapsody service (subscription and PC downloads) and stored on the pre-installed 1 GB microSD™ card. The Razzle will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com beginning Oct. 6. It will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores later this month.
Color: Sleek and shiny black case with lime green highlights

Razzle Key features:
• QWERTY keypad and music controls on tilt-and-swivel bar
• Large 2.2” 262K color TFT display
• Built-in 1.3 megapixel camera
• 1X, Dual-band CDMA (1800/1900 MHz)
• Bluetooth®-capable with support for the following profiles: headset, hands-free, stereo, phonebook access, and object push for vCard and vCalendar

Razzle Lifestyle features:
• Access to Mobile Web
• Media Center-capable for easy downloading of games, ringtones and more
• VZ NavigatorSM-capable – Customers get audible turn-by-turn directions to more than 15 million points of interest and can share the directions with others
• Text, picture and voice messaging
• Task bar for shortcuts to menus
• T9 predictive text
• Voice commands
• Up to 1,000-entry phone book
• Speakerphone
• Bilingual Interface – English and Spanish languages

Razzle Price and availability:
• The Verizon Wireless Razzle will be available online for $69.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. The Razzle will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores later this month.
• For additional 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.

VERIZON WIRELESS AND MOTOROLA ANNOUNCE MOTOROLA BARRAGE

Barrage_Front-LowResBASKING RIDGE, N.J., and SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the Motorola Barrage™. This rugged device sports a tough-as-nails exterior. Designed to be submersible for up to 30 minutes in one meter of water, it is constructed from chrome, glass, mesh and rubber – protecting it against blowing rain, humidity, solar radiation, high and low temperatures, blowing dust, salt fog, altitude, shock, vibration and transit drop. The Motorola Barrage also features a best-in-class Push to Talk capability for quick conversations as well as exclusive Verizon Wireless multimedia and entertainment services so customers never have to rough it, even when they’re using the device in rough environments.

Motorola Barrage Key features:
• Mil Spec certified for extra strength and protection from blowing rain, humidity, solar radiation, high and low temperatures, blowing dust, salt fog, altitude, shock, vibration and transit drop
• Waterproof when submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes
• Push to Talk features for fast, clear and reliable calls and chirps
• Large battery that packs 1170 mAH for extended talk time
• 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder
• Dual speakers for high quality audio to cut through noise
Motorola Barrage Lifestyle features:
• Premium services from Verizon Wireless, including VZ NavigatorSM, V CAST Music with Rhapsody and V CAST Video on Demand

• Access to Verizon Wireless’ Push to Talk service that leverages the company’s Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Revision A (Rev. A) network to provide customers with fast two-way communication to get their jobs done quickly and efficiently


Motorola Barrage Price and availability:

• The Motorola Barrage will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in business sales channels beginning Oct.1 for $129.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. It will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Nov. 16. A non-camera version of the phone will be available on Oct. 21. Customers will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
• Verizon Wireless customers can add Unlimited Push to Talk for $5 per month per line to any qualifying Nationwide voice plan.

CONNECT IN COLOR WITH THE NOKIA 2705 SHADE

Nokia 2705 Shade Front Angled Slightly OpenThe Nokia Shade – Light-Weight, Compact and Colorful

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Verizon Wireless and Nokia introduce the Nokia 2705 Shade™, a compact flip phone that fits in a pocket or purse for stylish connectivity. Available initially as an online exclusive, customers will have the option of purchasing the phone with or without a camera. The Nokia Shade also allows the customer to have the ability to choose the color of their choice with Xpress-onTM covers, sold separately.
Nokia 2705 Shade Key features:
• Large display on one of the smallest devices available at Verizon Wireless
• VZ NavigatorSM-capable to give customers access to more than 15 million points of interest
• Connect in color with Xpress-on changeable covers (sold separately)

Nokia 2705 Shade Lifestyle features:
• Stylish and sleek with interchangeable covers for added personalization
• Stores up to 1,000 contacts
• Light-weight and easily fits into a pocket or purse
• Text, picture and voice messaging capabilities
• Up to 300 minutes of usage time or up to 360 hours of standby time
• 1.3 megapixel camera
• Bluetooth® compatible with support for the following Bluetooth profiles: headset, hands-free, phonebook access, basic printing, and object push (for vCard and vCalendar)
• Micro USB 2.0 compatible
• Access to Mobile Web

Nokia 2705 Shade Price and availability:
• The Nokia Shade with camera will be available online beginning Oct. 6 at www.verizonwireless.com for $29.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
• Customers can purchase Xpress-on changeable covers in blue, red and purple for $19.99 by visiting www.verizonwireless.com.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Because purple is the awareness color for domestic violence, those who purchase the Nokia Shade with a camera online during Domestic Violence Awareness Month will receive a free picture frame phone lanyard and a purple Nokia Xpress-on Cover while supplies last. Additionally, the Nokia Shade features pre-loaded wallpapers that highlight HopeLine®, Verizon Wireless’ phone recycling and reuse program, and it is the first Verizon Wireless phone to have #HOPE pre-programmed into the contact list. When customers dial #HOPE, they are connected to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, where they can receive information or help with domestic violence situations or questions. To learn more about Verizon Wireless’ efforts around Domestic Violence Awareness Month, visit www.verizonwireless.com/HopeLineDVAM.


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