updated 09:55 am EDT, Fri August 1, 2008
LG Voyager Visu Voicemail
Verizon today inadvertedly revealed that it will give owners of its LG Voyager touchscreen phone an option that brings their devices closer to iPhone functionality. The Visual Voice Mail app would let users see who has called and play messages in any order, much like Apple's implementation. The new software would nonetheless have slightly more features, with the option of not just calling back but also of replying directly to voice mail or of sending a text, picture, or video message.
The software will be a staple feature of an updated Voyager, nicknamed the Voyager Refresh, but should also be available as a software upgrade for owners of first-run phones. Verizon's early page for Visual Voice Mail also indicates that other phones will eventually receive the feature and that the software won't be limited to touchscreen devices, as a directional pad will also be usable with the software.
It's unknown as to how soon Verizon will officially launch the upgrade, though the voicemail feature is likely to require a small monthly subscription fee. [via Phone Arena]