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LG DecoyThe LG Decoy is an excellent phone on its own, but the addition of a built-in Bluetooth headset puts it over the top.
^B00:00:00 [ Music ] >> I'm Nicole Lee, associate editor for CNET.com, and this is the LG Decoy from Verizon Wireless. As you can see here, it's a very shiny, shiny, glossy phone. It's one of them most shiniest phones you've ever seen here. And it's a slider phone. As you can see it slides up to reveal its alphanumeric keypad. But the most interesting thing about this phone, by far, is on its back is a built in Bluetooth headset. So you just press on the lever, right here, and out pops a actual Bluetooth headset. So this is the very first cell phone and Bluetooth headset combo. And we think it's an ingenious, clever idea just because you don't have to lose your Bluetooth headset all the time, and it goes right into the phone. As for the rest of the phone, you get a very nice, 2.2-inch display here. You get a very nice keypad, very easy to dial by feel, very curved texture to it. On the side you do get a microSD card slot, as well as dedicated camera key. On the other side you do get a volume rocker as well as a charger jack. On the back is a 2-megapixel camera, as well as a self-portrait mirror. As for the Bluetooth headset, it's very slim, very small device right here. On the front you do get a multi-function button. And this side you do get a very skinny one rocker. And on the back you get a very simple, but pretty comfortable, ear bud. The Decoy also comes with a cavity cover to block the dock when the headset is in use. It also has a charging adaptor for the Bluetooth headset itself. As for features, the Decoy is full of features. It comes with V CAST, EVDO support. It has an MP3 player, a 2-megapixel camera, as well as a camcorder. It has multi-media messaging, voice command, and it has a built in Bluetooth headset, as we mentioned. So all in all it's a very complete package. Call quality is amazing. Speakerphone quality was really good. The Bluetooth headset isn't the best in the world, but for what you're getting from the price is pretty good. The LG Decoy is available for $180.00 with a two-year service agreement. So it's a pretty good deal for a phone and headset in one. My name is Nicole Lee. This has been the LG Decoy from Verizon Wireless. ^M00:02:06 [ Music ]