LG and Verizon launch $120 Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone
Verizon Wireless and LG Electronics has partnered to launch a Windows Phone, a year after the South Korean phone maker drew a line on Windows-powered devices.
The LG Lancet is available on the US carrier’s website costing $120 off contract. The Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone is also available on the Verizon Edge flexible payment program for $5/month over a duration of two years, but that’s without a signed agreement still.
In terms of hardware, the Lancet offers a crisp-clear 4.5-inch LCD touchscreen with FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels) resolution. The engine houses a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset and a gig of RAM while the 8GB of in-built storage can be further expandable by use of the microSD card slot found under the phone’s removable polycarbonate back cover.
The LG Lancet is bundled with Cortana, the virtual assistant that comes with WP8.1 OS. The smartphone also comes equipped with GPS, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and support for Verizon’s Advanced Calling 1.0 capabilities.