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Verizon Wireless Escapade goes global

The Verizon Wireless Escapade is the latest world phone from Verizon Wireless.

Verizon Wireless Escapade
Verizon Wireless Escapade Verizon Wireless

World phones are typically of the smartphone variety, like the RIM BlackBerry Tour for example, but Verizon Wireless has laid that theory to rest with the new Verizon Wireless Escapade.

Developed by PCD, the Escapade has dual-band CDMA 1x as well as quad-band GSM/GPRS with a preinstalled SIM card. You'll only be able to use the SIM card overseas though, as Verizon does not have roaming agreements with AT&T and T-Mobile USA.

The Escapade is decidedly middle of the road, with simple features like Bluetooth, mobile e-mail, a 2-megapixel camera, and VZ Navigator support. That sits fine with us, because the Escapade is only $30 with a two-year agreement and a $50 mail-in rebate.