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CNET First Look
LG VenusAt CTIA 207, Nicole Lee takes a look at the LG Venus.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Nicole Lee: Hi I'm Nicole Lee, Associate editor at cnet.com and this is the LG Venus from Verizon Wireless. If you see on the front, it looks like a pretty touch screen phone or a MP3 player of some kind. But it's actually a slider phone. You may be wondering where are the navigation keys. The navigation keys are actually on the screen itself. There are two screens on the front, from the waist up it's just a regular QVJ screen. From the waist down this second display is actually the navigation array. There are on-screen touch screen controls, so the benefit having on-screen navigation controls in this case is that the navigation array can change layout depending on your application. Other [inaudible] on the phone the screen is you know is beautiful, very sleek, slider design here, the key pad is fantastic. On the back again it's very nice and sort of a full leather finish that adds to the nice grip and feel of the phone. There is also a 2 mega pixel camera on the back. As far as features go we do get, you know, EVDO, we get 3G on this phone. This music player has access to V cast music, V cast video. So, it's definitely a full array of broadband services. So, you get stereo Bluetooth and as far as the Bluetooth profile support by the LG Venus you can get file transfer protocol and like dial up networking so you can sort of use this phone to connect to the internet with your laptop if you want. So, it's a very full featured phone. The design is definitely can't be beat, it's very sleek and stylish. Our only complain was really the sort of gimmicky touch screen controls, but even that is actually pretty good. So, overall we definitely liked the LG Venus. My name is Nicole Lee; this has been the LG Venus from Verizon Wireless. ^M00:01:46 [ Music ]