updated 11:15 am EST, Thu November 13, 2008
LG Swift now at Alltel
Alltel announced on Thursday that the LG Swift handset is now available for purchase at the wireless provider. The handset is the first from LG's line-up to use a next-generation keypad with what the company calls Fastap Press-to-Experience keys. Comprised of six raised one-touch access Quick Keys that act as shortcuts for Alltel Navigation, Alltel Shop, Email, Alarm Clock and Image Library features, the keys sit atop a traditional numeric keypad.
Apart from the new keypad, the Swift is a music phone with a dual speaker system, external music controls, and wireless headphone support via its Bluetooth compatibility. Music and photos or videos captured by the 1.3-megapixel camera can be stored on microSD cards up to 8GB in size. The Swift will support GPS, e-mail and web, as well as TV capabilities over EVDO data networks. XM Radio is likewise supported.
The LG Swift is available in red or blue, priced at $50 at Alltel Wireless after an online discount, $50 mail-in rebate and on a two-year contract.