So, you want a new phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. But you can’t be bothered with an expensive smartphone data plan – you just want the handset to be as affordable as possible. It seems that LG is catering to this need for both Sprint and Verizon customers.
On the Sprint side of the equation, the LG Remarq (left) is a square slider that reveals the QWERTY keyboard below. This is similar to the Palm Pre, but not really. It’s supposed to be an eco-frinedly phone, complete with an eco calculator app, along with a 1.3 megapixel camera and webmail access. Expect the LG Remarq to be $0 with contract (and rebates) starting May 9th.
For the Verizon crew, there is the LG Cosmos. It takes on a similar form factor as the Samsung Gravity, featuring a numeric keypad in a candybar configuration, but there is a slide-out QWERTY keyboard on the side too. It gets a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and GPS. The Cosmos will sell for $30 with contract (and rebates) when it ships tomorrow.