November 15, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Verizon is bringing yet another Android phone to its network this holiday season. The LG Vortex will go on sale November 18 for $79.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a two-year agreement. The “sleek design” of the Vortex brings Android 2.2 with a 3.2-inch touchscreen. The device also has an on-screen keyboard and support for Swype.
The Vortex continues the recent trend of Bing products being set as the default on Verizon Android products. Bing Search and Bing Maps are set as the default on these phones, but unlike other recent Verizon phones, users will be able to switch to Google Search through the Android Market thanks to the phone being released with Froyo.
Verizon staples like Skype Mobile and VZ Navigator come preloaded, as are LG Apps like My Status for Twitter and Facebook. Other features include a 3.2-megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash, and the ability to act as a 3G Mobile Hotspot.