Printed from http://www.electronista.com

LG Voyager to reach AT&T, Sprint?

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Mon April 14, 2008

LG Voyager for ATT Sprint

LG's Voyager touchscreen phone has been successful enough at Verizon that the Korean company is looking to introduce it at other major US carriers, says a new report from the Electronic Times. An unnamed LG official states that the handset's success has been 'surprisingly' strong with its exclusive offering at Verizon and that versions for both AT&T and Sprint will be available sometime this year. Over 1.1 million Voyagers have sold to date despite being limited to the second-largest carrier.

The LG representative doesn't say when the new versions will be available or whether any changes will be made to the AT&T and Sprint editions. AT&T's example would require a switch to a GSM-based phone network and HSDPA-based 3G access, while Sprint will either need to launch a broadcast digital TV service or else strip out the MediaFLO TV tuner that would be supported both by AT&T and Verizon's existing network.

Current and future sales of the Voyager should help boost sales of the AT&T Vu, which also focuses on its touchscreen and mobile TV, according to the LG official, and should help LG's competition against Apple's iPhone.

Update: LG tells Electronista that it denies the claims and intends to maintain an exclusive contract with Verizon.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Seagate Wireless

It seems like no matter how much internal storage is included today's mobile devices, we, as users, will always find a way to fill the ...

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (Android, 10.1-inch)

Lenovo is building a bigger name for itself year after year, including its devices expanding beyond desktop computers. The company's l ...

Brother HL-L8250CDN Color Laser Printer

When it comes to selecting a printer, the process is not exactly something most people put a lot of thought into. Printers are often t ...

Advertisement

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News