LG Fathom brings new Windows world phone to Verizon

Verizon Wireless announces the upcoming availability of its latest world smartphone, the LG Fathom.

LG Fathom Verizon Wireless

Though Windows Phone 7 devices will be on their way in a few months, Microsoft's still supporting and cranking out Windows Mobile 6.5 devices and the latest to join the family is the LG Fathom for Verizon Wireless.

Designed for business users, the Fathom runs Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and has dual-mode GSM/CDMA functionality so you'll be able to use the phone internationally. More specifically, you'll be able to make calls in more than 220 countries and use data in 200 countries, 110 of them in 3G.

The LG Fathom includes a 1GHz processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a 3.2-inch capacitive touch screen, and slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The handset also features a 3.2-megapixel camera, a microSD slot (up to 16GB), and support for VZ Navigator Global.

The LG Fathom will be available through business channels May 27 and in stores June 3 for $149.99 with a two-year contract and after $100 mail-in rebate. We'll have our review up this week, so check back soon to see how the Fathom shakes out.

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Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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