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Sinking into the LG Venice (pictures)

You don't need a gondola to check out the LG Venice. Available on Boost, this midlevel 3G handset houses a 1GHz processor and 4.3-inch screen.

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Boost's midlevel LG Venice

Priced at $220, the LG Venice from Boost is a 3G handset with a 4.3-inch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
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Say 'Formaggio!'

Equipped with a front-facing VGA camera, the Venice also has a 5-megapixel camera on its shiny silver back plate.
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Quick-launch apps

With LG's Optimus 3.0 user interface overlaid on top of the Android 4.0 OS, users can access up to four apps of their choosing from the lock screen by simply swiping over the icons.
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A little hand-holding

Boost's LG Venice measures 4.92 inches tall, 2.64 inches wide, and 0.34 inch thick, and weighs 4.41 ounces. Inside are a 1,700mAh battery and a 1GHz processor.

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